2 April 2014

Warbases Wednesday #5

This week I wanted to highlight a couple of recent additions to the wide range of buildings available.

First up is a Bastle house : These fortified farmhouses are to be found on the Anglo - Scottish border in areas that were plagued by the border reivers. They are characterised by their security measures against raids. The ground floor is devoted to stable space for the most prized animals. With a vaulted stone or timber floor between it and the first floor with no internal access at all by means of stairs etc. The living quarters were only reachable by a ladder which was pulled inside at night.




This building is 205 mm long, 130 mm wide and 206 mm high and costs £ 25.00.

By kind permission of Iain McDonald at Flags of War I am able to present some pictures of one of the Bastle Houses painted up for the table.



The next building is the Peel Tower: These fortified Keeps or tower houses were also a feature of the border lands intended as watch towers where a signal fire could warn of approaching dangers. They were also the homes of Lairds or Landlords of the area, the towers provided refuge so that when raiding parties arrived the whole village population could wait out the attack inside.






As you can clearly see with 4 floors this makes an impressive piece for the table. It is 202 mm long, 157 mm wide and stands 350 mm high priced at £45.00.

That is all I have for this edition I will close by thank you all for visiting and remind you that if you are visiting Salute save some time and money by placing a preorder for collection on the day.

Loki

18 comments:

  1. Very good value and, what I like best, there's plenty of scope to individualise the models. This stuff keeps getting better and better.

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  2. Golden Age my friends

    Ian

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  3. Both are excellent but the Peel tower edges it!

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    1. I also have to agree its quite a statement piece

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  4. Nice but the price for these is high , I could buy a sheet of 3mm MDF here and make loads of these for a fraction of the cost...

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    1. Compared to the rest of the market, these prices are perfectly in line. And many people don't have your skills at building. So to me this is good value for money.

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    2. Fair point Anne. It wasn't a dig at this company in particular, just MDF buildings in general. Of course the other bonus they have is speed of assembly. Yes I can make my own but they take bloody ages! ;-)

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    3. There are a lot of factors that affect the costs, which does make some seem expensive, but they are a lot cheaper than resin ones. We can all make items cheaper at home from scratch but many dont have the time for this and it is often easier to pay out and get gaming

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  5. Great looking products.
    Cheers

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  6. Nice! I am wondering if the Bastle house could be put into use for Normandy. The upper floor door, could be unrealistic, but my head is already hatching plans!

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    1. thats the beauty of these they are easily adapted

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  7. They are certainly churning out some quality stuff at the moment.

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  8. I noticed them on there website and there do look mighty good.

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  9. I do like that tower. I shall have to recommend it to a mate whose looking for something like this.

    I watched Doomsday recently a post apocalyptic film. This might just have to go onto my own list of terrain to get.

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