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European Windmill

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28S-WAW-141 this is a “28Standard” 4Gground kit with high detail and pre-painted parts. Windmills are buildings constructed to harness the power of the wind and use it to create energy, especially for industry. The wind rotates the sails which then turn the machinery inside and the...

Product Features

  • 4Ground
  • Medium Density Fibreboard
  • 28mm
  • General Historical
  • Building
  • Pre-Painted
  • 4Ground
  • 28S-WAW-141

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  • European Windmill Information

    28S-WAW-141 this is a “28Standard” 4Gground kit with high detail and pre-painted parts.

    Windmills are buildings constructed to harness the power of the wind and use it to create energy, especially for industry. The wind rotates
    the sails which then turn the machinery inside and the most common application for this was for milling grain and pumping water. Although
    many windmills had been around in Europe for a few hundred years it wasn’t until the 14th Century that they really spread across the
    continent.

    The earlier windmills were slowly joined by, and sometimes replaced by, Smock Mills. They were typically eight-sided, with the walls sloping
    and the sails were attached to a rotating roof cap. These mills were better suited to wet/uneven ground because of a more lightweight
    construction of timber and other materials. They became incredibly popular in eastern England and the Netherlands for this reason and were
    used primarily to pump water. However steam power would see the decline of wind energy as more European countries became industrialized.

    Windmills played a part in the Second World War, particularly in the Netherlands, as shelter for refugees as well as look-out posts for the
    Wermacht. Some Resistance groups used the sails to send signals to warn the locals of impending Nazi raids and some were used by the
    Allied forces as radio outposts. Unfortunately the fighting left of lot of windmills destroyed and many have since fallen into disrepair.

    This multi-level kit can be used for snipers/spotters or groups of soldiers to garrison when used in your WW2 battles. The sails spin on a
    magnet and the roof cap can be spun around the building.

    This kit contains: One European windmill

    Dimensions: 125mm x 130mm x 320mm

    Please Note:

    • One European Windmill Kit supplied
    • Any Miniatures pictured are for display purposes and size comparison only and are not included in this product.
    • Product supplied pre-painted and some assembly may be required.

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