One thing these photos have brought home to me -- I need to make my inner ruins less cluttterd with pieces of balsa and crumbled cork, so I can more easily station 6-8 figures inside each building. That, and I'll be sure to redo a few of these "ruined" bases this summer after our German jaunt more along the lines of Phil Olley's Sittangbad buildings or those by the Grants as seen in The War Game and The War Game Companion. Just plainer gray with a few stones or bricks picked out in felt tip pen and no attempt to render a dark ashen look with black. The plain light-mid gray makes the figures show up more prominently. you can see what I mean in the top photograph with two of the newer townhouses.
Any future townhouses/barns/churches/windmills/village halls or church I assemble will be slightly more uniform in the amount of table top they cover too. Again, I want most structures to hold 6-8 figures, roughly half a company at most, depending on whether the troops are from a jager/grenzer battalion, or a larger infantry regiment.