Old toy soldiers also require vintage scenery, and one of the candidates for setting up a (fortified) city is the wooden block construction set pictured below.
|The wooden box|
|The contents. This is only the top layer of blocks, there is another layer underneath.|
The box doesn't mention a manufacturer, and only mentions "Architecture Marocaine" on the boxlid. Some pieces indeed are shaped based on some geometric shapes as seen in Arabic architecture, so I guess there must have been other boxes available with other themes as well.
Anyway, it seems like the right kind of toy to put up some Wellsian game in the future. Below you see an image from "Floor Games", a predecessor to Little Wars (and both books are in my collection). Lots of wooden blocks!
|Little Wars and Floor games in my gaming room, along with some old toy soldiers.|
|Photo from Floor Games (Bob Cordery's site)|