If it's true to say you can never have enough trees then it's probably true to say that you can never have enough houses. To be honest, I don't think that many houses are actually needed to game the American War of Independence, as most encounters took place in fairly rural country, in fields and in woodland. Nonetheless I've needed to add at least one more to the collection and yet somehow I'm sure it won't be the last. This latest is a small cottage with a stone chimney and porch, one of the MDF models from the Sarissa Precision 28mm range.
I had previously made a smaller house without the porch, so this new one is intended to complement the other to help create a small settlement. As with the earlier model I will make a few modifications to give the building a more unique character and to be compatible with the other.
I've found that MDF buildings can be quite transformed with just the simple addition of tiles to the roof, but I also waned to enhance the appearance of the stone chimney breast which is quite slim in its original MDF form. With the first model I went with a more rustic look and created a slab wood roof using laser cut card from Charlie Foxtrot Models. I also used brick printed wallpaper to wrap the chimney and you can see the finished result below (and in the game above).
That building has already seen action in games of Sharp Practice and one where we tried out Muskets & Tomahawks.