I have no need of Stalingrad, at the moment, but I have talked about wargaming the action around University City in the SCW using PBI, so inexpensive shells of modern buildings are on my shopping list.
Warbases do two sizes, a £4 large & a £3 small (or regular, in coffee-speak), so I felt it was worth asking Phil to pick me up £10's worth a the next show he went to (one large and two small).
The "kits" consist of four sides and an interior base to strengthen the construction. As far as I can see some of the parts are common to both buildings and it looks like you could mix and match a bit and make a combined mega-ruin as well. I also realised that I should have made one of them "inside-out" as well to give me variety.
Phil's assembly breakthrough is to use the interior base as a first floor (second floor, if you're American) so the figures aren't lost in the bottom of them. Mine went together well, but they do need gluing, - you can't store them flat packed.
Here are some test photos with some IB's & Carlists for illustrative purposes.
|The three buildings|
|Popular Army in possession|
|Carlist's assaulting some IB's|
|Potential mega-ruin layout|
I'm pleased with the results. May treat myself to some more.