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Chancellorsville North map - Polish winter

Post  Mr. Digby on Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:59 pm

Next map will be a Polish excursion and I'm doing this one in winter condition, but with a light dusting of snow so its different to our other "very snowy" maps. Quite an easy map to work on, very few farms and towns, just a lot of scrub, streams, woods and fields.

A few progress shots:





And a bridge that worked first time! *shocked*


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Post  Miko77 on Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:30 pm

"Polish" with eastern orthodox Church Smile
Not saying it's bad - looks good and could be eastern part of former Polish kingdom.
The thing is, "Poland" was quite diverse in terms of architecture... I don't think there were any Eastern Orthodox churches west of Vistula river.
so there would be significant differences East vs West and North vs South...

Wooden Bridge looks good cheers

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Post  Mr. Digby on Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:38 pm

Good to get a local perspective. I can get rid of the Russian Othodox churches and put in Catholic ones. Would the Belgian/Protestant ones from the WL set work?

We have the Russian wooden cabins from the Alpine/Smolensk maps, plus all manner of European buildings and the Crimea hovels used on some Spanish maps. Obviously cities like Warsaw are very much NW European architecture/classical and I was going to put one new big town/small city on the map, but the rest of the map is 100% rural.

What would you recommend? I haven't begun placing buildings yet and would like to get it right.

A quick Google search brings up this which looks like our Russian wood cabins won't be far off the mark. There's also some very basic German style buildings - I can see the Sharpsburg map Dunker church is going to look about right.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=polish+rural+traditional+architecture&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjNzaSlksXVAhWMKFAKHf0yBEMQsAQIJw&biw=1876&bih=1036

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Post  Mr. Digby on Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:42 pm

Just found some images of Polish wooden churches. Damn, quite unlike anything anywhere else except the N Balkans, Hungary, Carpathians, Transylvania, etc!

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Post  rschilla on Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:37 pm

The bridge is very impressive. I was always happy if some of the troops crossed on the bridge and assumed it was a problem where the bridge did not cover the whole hex, hence the overlap to the side.

That looks very, very, nice..... ( imagining my cannon firing canister at close range into it!)

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