With my foray into 'Black Powder' wargaming this year, courtesy of Dave Fielder, it soon became obvious that I needed to increase the amount of buildings that I put on the table. Normally I have kept the same size buildings as figures, which has worked well for my WWII games for many years. However I realised that this wouldn't work for 18thC - 19thC games. I had seen on the Pendraken forum that many members used one scale smaller, so in my case, 6mm buildings to go with 10mm miniautres. The pics posted looked great and so it was time for some research.
After have a good trawl through the options on offer, I settled upon the ranges from Leven Miniatures. I was impressed by the ranges on offer, the details on the buildings as well as the extremely competitive prices. In the end I chose from a mix of ranges to give me buildings that would work in both the UK and Europe and cover from Pike&Shotte, through 'Black Powder' and into the 20thC.
I was extremely impressed by the buildings when I received them, having more detail that I initially thought. Scale wise they looked absolutely fine with my 10mm Pendraken figures and would allow me to give a nice feel of a BUA but on a relatively small footprint. Having had them for several months, I finally got around to painting some over the past few weeks. The first three buildings can be seen below. I added in some Commission Figurines 6mm mdf figures just to give a sense of scale. These are lovely miniatures but more on these in a future post.
So for anyone considering a range of buildings, I would wholeheartedly recommend that they check Leven Miniatures out. Mick is a very approachable chap with extremely good customer service. I aim to get some more buildings painted soon for use with both 'Honours of War' and 'Bloody Big Battles'.