A two story, half-timbered inn would be a great addition to any wargames table, and useful in miniatures games ranging from fantasy to World War II. It’d also be a lot of fun to work out a rold playing baroom brawl. Here’s a pictorial tutorial on how to do it. A warning, though, the pictures are HUGE and take a bit of time to download.
A nice touch that can make your WWI and WWII terrain more realistic is to put posters on the walls of your buildings. What you need to do is find a site that has pictures of such posters and save the images using your web browser’s “save image as” option. Then you can resize the image using a paint program — or even a decent word processor (import the image into a blank page, then reasize it by grabbing the handles. Once you have the proper size for your figure scale, print it out with a color inkjet.
All you need to do is find the right site. Fortunately, I’ve done that for you. It’s here.
Here’s a nice piece of wargames terrain that makes me think, for some reason, of “The Great Escape.” From Steve Winter comes these instructions for making a corrugated metal hut.
Here’s a set of instructions on how to build a variety of buildings for your colonial wargames.
DJK’s Fantasy World has a nice three part series on how to build model houses from coffee stirring sticks.