Monday, September 20, 2021

Wooden Houses and Iron Men

While picking up a prescription at Target the other day, I came upon a 3-pack of wooden house silhouettes that looked about perfect for abstract games where forces don't need to go into the building.

They are $5 USD for the pack.

Here they are pictured with some Germans that I had to re-glue to their bases The widest building is just slightly wider than 4" which makes them suitable for just about any grid-based game I"m likely to run.

In the picture below, I've turned the building side-ways to illustrate how narrow they are - about 1.25"

Since the photos were taken, I've primed the buildings with the intention of giving them simple, toy-like painting.

They also had some pre-painted buildings in a similar style but sold individually. Although I love the ceramic light up buildings I got last year at Christmastime, they can't be tossed willynilly into the terrain bain like these slabs of wood can.

Anyone with a modicum of woodworking ability and appropriate tools could probably knock out a whole city rather easily. However, as I have neither, these will do!

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    1. I practically squealed with joy when I saw them. I may pick up another pack just so I don't end up in a situation like last year where I kicked myself for only buying one pack of ceramic houses.

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  2. Jolly nice John, I look forward to seeing them painted up.

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  3. Perfect economical terrain pieces John, nice find! These will really look great on your table. I have found some really nice pieces in my local pet shop, including sci-fi trees in wild colors, hedge rows, Chinese buildings and bridges, native huts,etc.

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    1. Thank you, Brad! I used to check the pet shops more when I gamed in 15mm. I should pop in one of these days as I'm in need of some sci-fi foliage.

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  4. A set of a dozen of these buildings would, though weighty, be nicely compact!

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    1. I hadn't considered the weight but that's quite true! Thankfully my terrain bin rarely moves. Instead, I inefficiently (now that I think about it) take things out of it, walk across the apartment to my game table, back and forth until everything is setup.

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