buildings (built-up areas)

1 The Built-up Areas (BUAs) are formed by one or more 13x13 square-cm (5.2x5.2 squre inches). The modules correspond to Napoleon's Battles buildings and can contain until seven infantry plus one artillery base
2 The modules usually contain two buildings and also non-built zones (street, gardens...). The buildings are infrasized with respect to the figure heights
3 Every building cover a 3.5x6 square-cm (1.4x2.4 square-inches) area. The hights dependes on the number of floors (one for villages and several for towns). The non-built zone measures 127 square-cm (20 square-inches)
4 Firstly the plan of the module is drwn. The buildings are placed with one of their walls et level with the external border
5 The buildings are composed from walls and roof. The walls are made from 2mm carboard cut following a template. The corners are cut to allow an easy bending. The structure is closed with the aid of paper and white glue
6 Walls are painted or covered with brick paper of the desired color. The corners look fine if covered with a row of bricks. The bricks are made with PowerPoint and a color printer
Windows, balconies, bearns are also made with PowerPoint. They are placed on the walls avoiding monotony.
7 External ledges and bearns as well as the balconies look best if glued first onto carboard and not directly on the walls
8 The roof is made following the technique of Bruce Hirst (the four pictures at right appear by courtesy of The technique uses aluminium foils, white glue and a hair comb
9 The building is finished by gluying the two roof slopes above the walls. The posible cracks are filled with plasticine and painted accordingly
10 The non-built area is decorated with cobbles, sidewalks, fences, hedges... according to the rural or urban nature of the module
11 In order to simulate the destruction caused by bombardment only one of the buildings is permanently glued. The other is simply placed onto a semi-destroyed structure filled with debris. This structure must be smaller than the superstructure to allow an easy removing.
12 Public buildings such as churchs are built following similar techniques. The church at right has a semi-circular apse and a pointed tower (european style) A semi-destroyed version is not neccesary given the small destructing power of the napoleonic artillery.
13 A town is made by grouping several BUA's