Saturday, 11 May 2019

Mediterranean buildings in 6mm


The postie handed over some goodies this morning - 6mm Spanish / Italian buildings from Total Battle Miniatures’ excellent Big Battalions range. Queen of the lot is a marvellous monastery which - however - is a bit overscale and I suspect will look too imposing on the table. Still, it’s a magnificent model which is worth adding to any collection. The models are very finely sculpted and I particularly like the terraced rows of houses inspired by the medieval Tuscan town of San Gimignano, one of the most picturesque places I have ever been to. One of the houses has a stone fountain attached to its facade and it is small details like this which make all the difference in my eyes. Hope to paint these soon and upload pictures of the finished product shortly.

Typical medieval terraced houses
The whole lot. The monastery is the monster on the right
Monastery front and chapel annex
A peek into the courtyard

Baccus British light dragoons deployed for scale

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  1. Wow! This is an impressive town showing up in your mailbox. The size of the monastery looks good to me,

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    1. Yes, the buildings are indeed impressive and will be distributed on single hex bases to form maybe three or four built up areas. Hope you’re right about the monastery as I would love to be able to use it in a game.

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  2. Very nice, superbly sculpted and they would easily pass for a larger scale.

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    1. Indeed Norm, the quality of these resin buildings is five star.

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  3. Ooooooo impressive haul of buildings. Nice purchase. I need something in the picture for scale. But these look like they will paint up beautifully. đŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks Stew. It’ll take some time to paint them all and complete the built up area bases but I hope it won’t be too long before I get stuck in. As for scaling,I’ve added another pic with some 6mm Baccus figures. I still think the monastery is a bit on the larger side, especially when considering that Baccus make a larger 6mm figure. H&R make smaller figures and are decidedly underscale compared to this particular building. They look fine with all the other buildings though.

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