Saturday, January 25, 2020
Project La Haye Sainte - WIP
Finished putting the buildings together. The laser cut MDF pieces fit together very nicely. There was one corner section for the tongue and groove which apparently wasn't cut out. It was easily snipped out with a sprue cutter.
The instructions sheets, which they are several, are clearly illustrated and the steps are in logical (to me anyway) order. I followed the instructions step by step and had no issues.
Except for the working main gate doors, all the other come closed, but can be gently/carefully pushed open to create a less static appearance. If any of the doors break off, which I did on a couple, you can glue them back using strips of paper at the hinges.
Some Victrix and Perry figures on 40mm squares shown for size comparison. This is the largest piece of terrain I have, but it has a lot of usefulness as it is modular and can be used separately in different scenarios.
Some 79th Cameron Highlanders - not sure if they took an active part in this battle, but they are listed on the OOB for La Haye Sainte.
The set comes with complete (undamaged) doors, but in actuality, the large doors for the barn were torn down by the occupying KGL troops, and used as firewood the night before the battle. Warlord has an upgraded (read: more expensive) version of this set which includes a pile of dead French that can be used as a makeshift defense. This set comes with metal branches and other debris for this.
There are five main sections of buildings: Great Barn; Gate and Pond, Farmhouse and Pigsty, Stables and Hay Lofts, and Farm Garden House; all of which have removable roofs.
Need to pick up some craft paint - namely off white and brick red. The roofs will be painted gray; although the instruction sheets shows some of them red. The roof color has been a matter of debate - either red or gray, but I'm going with gray. Until next time happy painting and good gaming to you all!