As my tank collection for this project is now into the production phase it's time to think ahead and begin to gather the bits and pieces I need for the playing mat (for a GF9 'TANKS!' game).
Obviously Project Kursk is a 'Russian Front' themed game set in 1943 and although buildings will be sparse for the type of open flat countryside that would be the setting for such a scenario I do want to include a few isolated farm buildings and huts to break up the line of fire. (I will also be including plenty of woodland, but more of that another time.)
|As simple and cheap as you can get, but effective for a tabletop game. You will|
have to do a bit of math to scale these paper designs for 15mm though.
Luckily there is no shortage of sources as 15mm wargaming is very popular and the manufacture of laser-cut MDF kits seems to have become a very popular cottage industry...
|Star Fort Miniatures make this lovely Ukrainian/Russian rural church|
for £14.99 (the roof comes off for infantry placement). They also do a
variety of Russian village dwellings.
|Minibits have this 15mm Russian Village set By Red Vectors for £18.|
|The Red Beam 'Russian Timber house' seems to be a design I could replicate|
easily with plasticard strips.
After just a few days the 'kit' arrived (I *think* they are laser-cut to order). It comes on just one small sheet (smelling nicely of burnt, laser cut MDF) of just ten parts, ready to knock-out and assemble...