Wargaming the Seven Years War with 40mm miniatures, done by: Johann-Peter Scheck and Anselm Scheck

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Silesian architecture (II): farmhouses and stable

This is now the second part of the Silesian housing project for the new tabletop. The farmhouse is a standard type from lower Silesia with one floor and the top floor - I chosed two alternatives to be able to place them in a group with the barn and some stables.

 See in the following the references I found by my researches; noticeable is the fact that Silesian villages were not organized as a spatial arrangement, with streets, lanes or squares as defining elements.
We can find more less easily grouped conglomerations of one and the same type of house, surrounded by gardens and open yards. The only joining element is the main street, conneting overregionally the village with its environment. The composition of this villages is a set of uniform buildings, trees and hedgerows, without a center or a regular pattern - that´s so interesting.

Mois/Löwenberg: typical structure

former Honigern, Silesia

pictures from: http://www.vogel-soya.de and www.bockau-in-schlesien.de

And this is the (unfinished) stable in the typical brick tradition:

The dunghill isn´t still done..

View from the back: the opening is just an invention to have more possibilities for wargaming...

front view: the typical bows in brick.

I hope I will get my fur mat soon to do the base for all this stuff. Some more buildings are planned, then I will do some variations for Silesian village examples. In the meanwhile I will build some hedgerows.

This is a map showing the typical Silesian village (Klein Ellguth):


  1. Outstanding work and research!

    best Regards,

    Stokes Schwartz

  2. As I told you in your last post - I thought this would be pictures of real houses.
    Really top work.
    A tutorial would be nice, too.


  3. Wow, excellent modelling. A joy to view


  4. The most realistic building I've ever seen, Well done indeed!

  5. I thought you might be interested in this model. It is large for 30mm but perfect for 40mm.


    It is made by miniart.

  6. Hello Scheck, I know it has been some time but I wish to create some similar structures and require details. I hoped you could help!

    Mainly the interior features of the simple Silesian houses. Mainly the layout of interior walls and the style of fireplaces.

    Are you able to help or point me in the right direction?