Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Building of the Week Leven Middle East Range

Following on from last weeks Building of the Week I again present a couple more buildings from this range. On the left is MID02 Desert Dwelling selling at £2.50 and to the right MID05 Large 2 Storey Dwelling selling again at £2.50

 Given the fairly straightforward design of these buildings it can be a little difficult to make them interesting but Mike has worked into them small details such as the patches of render missing with brickwork showing through on MID02.

The roofs are also textured allowing the painter to dry brush or ink detail in place. This time I went with the ink but when I get some more I will dry brush to see the results. I wanted these to paint up quickly to fit in with the whole concept of the project but again with a limited amount of time spent on them they still come looking good. Mike did not leave off with just render patches but the walls all have texture that you can't pick out with the camera so well but stand out on the table.

I went with Vallejo Black Grey for the windows with no lighter grey highlight as they would not have any glass in them so wanted a fuller darkness without going jet black. On the right hand building you can see some of that texture I was talking about above.

These buildings would work for a number of periods and I can see them on WWII and Modern tables. The range is large enough that you can get a good sized town without to many repeats. I would guess that this is the largest range of Middle East buildings on the market right now.

So Leven have provided me with a couple of rather nice buildings that will make up part of my small town when called for in our Ancient games. Now all we need to do is work out if we will be using Hail Caesar or another rule set. It's possible we will use some form of Commands & Colors Ancients as Lee has now bought these. What ever we use we may be some time off from being ready as Lee's Romans are a little cavalry light. He has four Legion bases and seven Auxiliary infantry. He has more unbased units but that's his lot at the moment. I on the other hand have six heavy foot, five companion cavalry a couple of horse archer units, four heavy balister and plenty of light infantry. At the moment I rather fancy my odds.

4 comments:

  1. Those buildings look really neat indeed. I like those little details, they do make a big difference. Should probably get a few. For game, ever thought Basic Impetus - price/performance ratio is quite good and it is rather fast to play?

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    1. I have played basic Impetus a few years back but did not really like the system. Watched a game at Kev's last night of Commands and Colors Ancients and overall liked it. Lee has this game so maybe take some of that from it and run with that. The size of the armies will need to have fairly basic system so lots to think about

      Ian

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  2. That's turning into quite a settlement Ian, very nice too.

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    1. I will have seven buildings all done which is probably enough but I can see me buying a few more for variety.

      Ian

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