|A V&B BUA - complete with white picket fences.|
|The lift out section of the BUA next to the main portion. The building from my friend is the big one on the main section.|
The rules call for BUAs to be 4 inches by 6 inches with a 3 inch by inch space in the template to allow for the placement of occupying troops. The idea of having a lift out building which is then replaced by the occupying stands is one that I have stolen from Robin (from Wargamingnz) and Adrian (whose V&B colonial BUAs are amazing)
As I am currently trawling through my wargaming terrain, I discovered a building that had been given to me by a friend before he left to live in the UK sometime in the mid to late 1990s. While it is scaled to 15mm, I figured that it was perfect for use in V&B - all it needed was roofing, painting, and basing - tasks I had put off doing for some time!
|It has a rather nice style of construction that I will attempt to copy.|
|My friend built it out of heavy construction cardboard, which has proven to be very durable.|
|Occupied or liberated? US troops hold the BUA.|
|The construction of the BUA allows for alternate building configurations.|
|Another stand of refurbished Airfix figures. These fellows are probably French - but let me know if you know better!|
|Refurbished AWI Britsh. The figures were kindly given to me from Geoff and Glenn's collection of old painted figures.|
The refurbishment project has been generating a number of AWI stands, but I am slowly painting up some figures from scratch. The priority at the moment is to finish off a number of terrain projects so I can safely store all my terrain, and also dispose of some of the "useful bits for terrain making" that I have been holding on to for too long.
|Another V&B BUA awaits the final finishing touches.|