Having played quite a few games of Black Powder of late, it has become rather obvious that I need to invest in some suitable buildings for the period. My initial thoughts were to carry on using 10mm buildings to go with my Pendraken 10mm figures. However a recent game showed that this didn't really give the 'look' I am after. My wargaming chum Keith Flint uses 15mm houses to go with his 28mm figures and they 'look' right. Other members on the Pendraken forum have frequently used 6mm houses to go with their 10mm figures, and again it just seems to 'look' right.
So having settled on 6mm, I decided to have a look around to see what is on offer. After some searching I settled on the Leven Miniatures range. The detail is brilliant and they offer a very wide range of buildings and sundry items, more than enough to satisfy my needs. On top of this they are very competitively priced. Below are a few images of their buildings:
So I have happily placed an order for a mix of Medieval buildings for my games set between c.1750 - c.1870. Naturally they will also work for the Pike & Shotte period, but I am currently trying to concentrate on Black Powder. However with my 'Kreigspiel' style blocks they may get an outing to the P&S period sooner rather than later.
I'm not sure whether to base them or not, but will wait till I have them in my hands, which will make it easier to decide. I'm really looking forward to receiving these and plan to scratch build a few items to go alongside of these. I also need to sort out suitable roads for this period as currently I only have 'tarmac' ones. Just something else to add to the 'to-do' list...