Over the last month or so I’ve been busy making a number of buildings from Florian Richter and Peter Dennis’s wonderful book European Buildings: 28mm paper models for 18th & 19th century wargames.
You simply cut these buildings out of the book, and then fold and glue them together. I did add some inner strengthening with heavy card to make them more sturdy, but otherwise my models are straight from the book.
Today I set them all out on my wargames table, along with some existing scratch-built buildings (top centre) and a few commercial models (top left).
You can click on the above picture (and also all the other pics in this posting) if you want to see these models in more detail.
Here’s the main street, with a walled house and stables on the left, and a church with some porticoed houses on the right. The walled house is designed for a northern European setting, but I think works perfectly well for the Peninsular War.
You can also see both the paper churches in this picture – the Spansh-style one in the foreground, and the more northern European church in the background.
On the other side of the street are a range of various houses, some with arched porches. By glueing on different doors and windows, you can make various versions of the same building, as you can see with the two porticoed houses.
These buildings have of course been specifically designed by Florian and Peter to accompany the Paperboys range of paper model soldiers, like these 18th century British infantry. But I wanted to see what they would look like with 28mm metal figures, so …
So, as you can see from the above photos, these buildings will work perfectly well for wargaming with both 2D paper soldiers and fully-rounded 28mm figures.