Senatorial Roman, Son of a noble father. Father of a hearty family. Newly elected Magistrate of the Aventine district of Rome itself. And someday soon an actual member of the Roman Senate.
So, I have found another maker of buildings that look marvelous for Gangs of Rome (and another game that will be discussed in future posts I am sure). The manufacturer is from Britain and called TTCombat (type "mdf" into the search bar next to the logo on their website to see all the really cool stuff they make, A.R.). They make a range of building designed for a skirmish game set in Venice in the Eighteenth Century. I really liked the buildings for a number of reasons: they looked great, came with the ability to extend the buildings vertically by addition of levels and were not too expensive generally ranging between 6 and 10 pounds sterling.
Here I will show the basics of the construction and note a three more oddities to these products. This is the second floor base (I think, nothing is marked). The smaller holes in the base will have tabs from the walls inserted for construction. The larger Tabs on three sides (front left and right) are for locking the floors together when the entire building is stacked up. The two notches in the (supposed) front are of no known purpose so I made one up later. I have painted the floor with the Uber Matte brown and the details show through marvelously in this picture. The combination of notches mean that there is no possibility of variance in construction as the fourth wall glues into the two side walls so if you tried to swap the sides you would have to turn the walls inside out. The next oddity is that the basic building kit is cut differently than the floor extensions. If you order the building the parts both floors are scattered across three different sheets of MDF. If you extension all parts are on one sheet (except the floor itself which is loose in the pack). I would have thought that the laser cuts would have been the same. I also noticed that the side wall with the window was on the opposite side of the house from the second floor of the basic building kit, once again an odd production strategy.
Overall, this building is outstanding. There are certainly some production issues, but the finished product is fantastic. I think it looks outstanding, allows for modular development as desired and are not too expensive. There are some issues, lack of directions being the largest still using the silly paper for the roof tile (poor design again) and tolerances in the connecting points as well. But the final product is really good and I think it looks magnificent.
Once the other building arrives I will have a high rise Roman style building to complete the Roman Skyline.