As you are no doubt aware, Battlefront have been releasing some new buildings for Flames of War.
As I already have the 15mm Total Battle Miniatures ruins in my collection I was intrigued to see how they compared to the new French buildings from Battlefront for Flames of War. One thing I have found is that when a manufacturer says 15mm this may not always be the same 15mm that another company uses.
Here are a series of photographs of the Calais House next to various 15mm ruins from Total Battle Miniatures.
As you can see they do fit in quite well.
Here is the Calais House compared to the ruins from the Jagdpanther boxed set.
If you were thinking of doing the subscription deal for the new houses from Battlefront you are now out of luck as the House Subscription Deal is now sold out.
The main advantage of the deal was the free shipping, the guarantee that you would get every house released and all the extras too.
As a bonus for subscribing to the full set you will receive an add-on set, including villagers, monuments, walls and other urban extras to the value of two houses. We will also throw in free shipping as an added bonus.
So it sounds like you’ll get these walls and the monument.
Not sure if that bonus includes the extensions?
Well I am very pleased with my Calais House which arrived today. It is really nicely done.
Update: The Calais House has also sold out, so if you want one you will need to check your local shop, but I suspect you would need to be quite lucky to get one.
This month sees the initial release of the Normandy style houses from Battlefront. The first model is the Calais House.
They do seem to have been very popular, with lots of pre-orders.
Our first steps into the real estate market have proved even more rewarding than we had anticipated with our first property, a sunny little house in Calais, selling so fast that we will probably be out before the end of the week. The reason I bring this up is that currently we have orders from our stores around the world far exceeding the supply and we are only three days into solicitation. As our original plan was to make a set number and then have a new one come each month we are overjoyed by the response but we will not be making more of the first house. We will have no choice but to allocate stock to stores to be as fair as possible and give at least some to everybody that has made orders.
It looks like the Calais house will sell out imminently and may have even sold out by the time you read this. After some consideration I did go and order mine, I was hoping to buy it from a local shop, but if the pre-orders are anything to go by then I would probably never have managed to get one.
I did consider doing the subscription deal, but not sure if I want ALL the buildings…