I think I obsess about ruins. I have lots of ruins already but that didn’t stop me Planning my Cool Ruins for Crossfiregrad and Ponyri Station. So one of my projects for 2021, 2022, and 2023 has been to “Buy, build, paint more 3″ x 3” sectors so I can play both Crossfiregrad and Ponyri Station solely with Cool Ruins” (Crossfire of course). Well, I don’t know about Ponyri Station, but now that my 75mm and 150mm sections have arrived I can definitely do Crossfiregrad.
I set up the table for Crossfiregrad – A Battle Report of the Crossfire Scenario by Doctor Phalanx using my new models. Looks alright I reckon.
I was so excited when they arrived from Warbases. A big box of flat packed kits.
I’ve laid out each of the kits so you have an idea what they look like when they arrive.
Then I set to work with glue.
Two things in my design made assembly easy: interlocking corners and slots in the floor. You can see the interlocking corners on Ruin B-75-S2-L.
And underneath you can see the slots to make the floor lock in.
And then there were a lot more …
That was quite a lot of buildings.
Rubble and Painting
Where did these come from
I thought the Stalingrad Ruins from Warbases are Great Value but they are the wrong shape for Crossfire. So I Designed my own Cool Ruins, using the Warbases kits as inspiration. I sent my designs off to Warbases, who then laser cut them out for me.
Warbases keep the masters, so you can probably order some if you wish.
I already had a lots of ruins. Now I have more. Still not content I want to expand my collection so I have cool ruins for Ponyri Station Scenario from Hit the Dirt as well. To be honest my plans for cool ruins probably extend beyond that as I originally saw 9 batches, or phases, to the project:
Batch 1 – 75mm and Mill [Done]
Batch 2 – 150mm [Done]
Batch 3 – 225mm
Batch 4 – Factory
Batch 5 – Corners
Batch 5 – Four Sided
Batch 6 – Ponyri Railway Station
Batch 9 – Optional
I’ve got Batch 1 and 2 now. But that still leaves a lot of ruins to design, buy, assemble and paint. Or, if a moment of sanity prevails, I might stop now. No chance.