Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Building of the Week Leven Miniatures Grain Store

The last of the buildings for our Ancients project that I have in hand is Leven Miniatures MID12 Grain Store retailing at £3.00 though I choose a far less mundane use for this building. Instead it will represent the Government or Religious centre of the region. Having looked at a lot of mostly Persian buildings from a mix of ancient to early gunpowder periods I decided to try and be brave and go bold with the colour. This will after all set it apart from the rest of the buildings.

It's not actually quite as dark as it looks in the photo's with the dark sand colour actually more of a golden yellow. It's by far the bigger of the buildings I have bought from Leven's Middle East range which I am really pleased about.

It's also hard to see the two domes on the rear section of the building on the picture above but it's good to show some of the detail on the inner sections of the building.

I will need to buy a few more buildings to flesh out the settlement and also allow this building to be left out of games where we just need a village rather than an area of greater importance.

Like the other buildings in the range that I have painted this one has a nice texture that shows through the paint and adds to the look of the finished model.

So considering all the buildings of this range I have painted I have to say I have been very pleased with the quality and results. I wanted to keep up with the quick paints to go along with the rest of the project and indeed it has delivered on this.

Having watched a game of Commands & Colors Ancients at Kev's last week I can see us using some of the mechanics from that game used when we finally get to play a game. I have continued to build my forces up and will be looking at the Persians as a second army to start whilst Lee builds his Romans up. I doubt very much we will be ready for a game this year but I expect to get a few games sometime in 2016. That is of course if we don't just get sucked into lots of Napoleonic games.

6 comments:

  1. I really must get an order of Leven stuff for our ECW project.
    You make all their stuff look so good Ian!

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    1. Thanks Paul, a good number of their buildings are a nice fit for the ECW, take a look at their watermills and windmills for starters

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  2. That's a splendid addition Ian.

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    1. Cheers Michael, next up is a European farm

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  3. I'm going to look at buying some Leven building to use for my 10mm zombies (I've used 6mm buildings previously with 10mm and found I prefered them). I'll get them at the Stockton show, so will mention your name as the reason for my knowing of their existence.

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    1. Take a look at the cinema, you always need one of those in a zombie game. Mike does look in from time to time as well. Have a chat with him at the show, he is a real nice guy

      Ian

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