Thursday, 3 June 2010

New wargaming 'real estate'

Whenever I go anywhere, I am always on the look-out for anything that might have a wargaming use. One thing that I have noticed over the years is that many souvenir shops sell small-scale, ready-painted model buildings. To date I have bought such models in Croatia, Greece, and Denmark; I can now add Belgium to that list.

During our trip to Bruges (Brugge), my wife and I went into a shop that specialised in lace and tapestry. As these are not of particular interest to me I wandered around the shop whilst my wife selected the items she wanted to buy. On a shelf above one of the displays was a whole line of model buildings. They were almost all shops, and several of them were based on actual buildings in Bruges ... so I bought some!

I have placed an Essex Miniatures 15mm figure next to the buildings to give some idea of their size.

Having got them home and unpacked them, I discovered that they fit in very well with the buildings I bought in Denmark (see earlier picture).

A very serendipitous purchase!

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