Monday, February 8, 2016

Kharkov Buildings and some Old West.

Kharkov Campaign

Over the weekend, I had several packages arrive. I have been on a bit of a buying spree lately. First up is a lovely warehouse building from Foundations of War. I discovered this on eBay and snapped it up. The instructions are on their website and do not come enclosed in the kit.

The kit was in an envelope with some cardboard in it for support. But that did not stop my post man from cramming it in the box. Fortunately there was no damage to the kit.

I have not yet begun to assemble it. The instructions are far less step by step and will require some figuring. It is a fairly large piece though.

Next up are two buildings from a company called Eldo Miniatures that seem to be exclusively eBay. They are small three and four story buildings that look like they will paint up nicely. These too came with no instructions but they seem simple enough. Again, they are untouched and still in the bag.

Then, i also managed to find a hotel in 15mm that seemed to fit with what I was looking to do. This is from another eBay company called ReyCast out of Poland. The price was right and it looked promising. I don't expect to see it till the end of the month even though it is marked today as shipped. Things are starting to come together.

Old West

My son has asked me to break out the minis again and get in a Old West cowboys game. In honor of that, I just bought Fist Full of Lead - Reloaded last week. Seems like a very straight forward ruleset. I have enough Cowboy minis to get in a good game but I only have adobe buildings. So it was time to fix that. I happen to have some PDFs of Eric Hotz's Whitewash City buildings that I had bought years ago. I started to fiddle with these and rescale them. Here is the first of my efforts.

Honestly, this came out WAY better than I thought it would. The railing was fiddly to deal with but i think it was worth the effort. i should have started out with something bigger but it was a trail balloon. Now to knock out a bank, livery, blacksmith, some stores and a sherrif's office this week.


  1. The Old West game I played at a show last year used .pdf paper terrain - I can't remember the name of the manufacturer though (except they were from the USA). Anyway, I have to say I was impressed with how sturdy and how much detail they had. I hope you both have a fun time with the games.

    1. I am using the floors that come with the printouts. It helps with the sturdiness.