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POLL: Paper Buildings & Easy Storage


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SeattleGamer writes:

As others have stated, when it comes to paper buildings, I mount mine to foamcore for additional strength and to eliminate any warping or bowing.

So I use cardstock buildings, but never the kind that could fold up. I have smaller paper terrain bits that don't really require foamcore (like barricades), but I don't take them apart so they can lay flat either.

That said, all of my current cardstock terrain is designed for skirmishing, where figures will be placed in or on such terrain, so I need them to be sturdy.

But … let's say someone came along and did a nice line of American Civil War buildings that folded up. I just need them to mark farms and barns and such, don't really need them to support a Space Marine Metal Dreadnought (tm) stomping about on the roof. So for that, I "might" consider getting foldable stuff.

But I'd be just as likely to buy it, and then glue it together using foamcore, to prevent warping and bowing, so it might never get used as foldable stuff.

Bottom line, don't care if it folds, not likely to ever use that feature. So it's not a lure for me, but not a turn off either.

But no matter how beautiful a cardstock model design might be, if it's not a PDF, that is a guaranteed no-buy.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
1
32
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2
19
8%
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3
34
14%
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4
30
13%
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5
27
11%
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I don't use paper buildings
95
40%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

There are a large number of paper kits now available to construct wargaming buildings for your tabletop. Some of the kits are designed to fold away for storage; others do not fold up.

On a scale of one (low) to five (high), how important is easy storage to you?