|Williamsburg Powder Magazine model by Herb Gundt
I just received some pictures of the next model that Herb Gundt has built for my American Revolution collection of buildings. It is the famous octagonal-shaped powder magazine at Colonial Williamsburg, in Virginia. I am looking forward to using this model in a game with my Fife & Drum American militia defending the supply depot from raiding British light infantry companies.
With the July 4th Independence Day coming up very soon, it is a certainty that I will set up an AWI wargame in my basement and play a solo game to celebrate our independence. I am hopeful that the artillery crews and guns arrive in time for me to paint a couple of artillery sections to use in the game, but I might not have enough time to get them painted in such a short time span.
In any event, this model will provide a nice focal point for any AWI game. Now that I have the Williamsburg courthouse, the Powder Magazine and one of the taverns, perhaps I ought to get really crazy and commission Herb to make the Virginia House of Burgesses or even the Governor's Palace. The latter might be a case of getting too carried away with myself (it might prove to be too large to even use on my 6ft by 15ft wargame table).
|Another view, with the door closed. Perry civilian figure.