David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

A Journey through time...

As I said a while back now, my Northern European town project was meant to be a blank canvas background onto which I could place different items from my collections without them or the town looking out of place. Today I tidied the Wars of the French Revolution game away and took the opportunity to take a few quickly posed shots to give a feel for how the town will look in different eras. See what you think anyway. Firstly, the blank canvas of the town ~

















In action in our recent Wars of the French Revolution game set in 1795 ~

















Next, with a few civilians around 1815 ~




































After almost a century of peace, the BEF are billeted in the town in 1914 ~


































Less welcome visitors march into the town in 1939 ~






























I hope that these few hurried images give an idea of what I was working towards in the design of the town for a number of different genes and eras. I can even see it being used in The Great Detective games as a setting for some villainy by von Brecher, the notorious Prussian criminal mastermind!

10 comments:

  1. Wow what a fantastic little village well done.
    I have been eyeing the Hovells church myself as I do not like the mdf ones, how do you think it goes sizewise with 28mm figures?

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    1. Hovels buildings are traditionally sized wargames buildings with small table footprints but scale beautifully with the figures I think. The church is very fine in my opinion, so buy one ASAP!

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  2. Most grand indeed and looks just the ticket with all its many inhabitants through the years.

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    1. Ta for the endorsement Phil! Looking forward to today's Robinson Mystery Tour!

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  3. Looks fantastic....models are stunningšŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you Matt. I have to say I'm quite pleased myself?

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  4. What a lovely idea to use the same model town to give the sense of the years passing. Very well done, lovely looking shots. Your model town serves the figures well.

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    1. Thank you Michael for the ringing endorsement. Of course, the tableau really needed more period detritus, but I was pressed for time.

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  5. Great set David. I love when the terrain features can be use for many periods. Great job!

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    1. Thanks for the positive comment Bartek, we are as one on this aspect of the hobby.

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