A very nice piece for wargaming - the gate makes a nice choke point. The North and West Gate models are very similar in construction, and work well together when flanking an enclosed or semi enclosed area, such as a marketplace. Because the two buildings are so similar I am going to review them together. (Both are also very similar to a model I built years ago using foamcore and spackle. I would be willing to bet that for the North Gate Dave Graffam used the exact same building for a model as the photograph I used as my model. It is a very nice building.)
The North Gate model would have benefited from the layers that Dave Graffam has used on other models - if I could do the whole thing in brick then I could use it for a manufactory in my steampunk setting. The textures are excellent, but the lack of layers limits the usefulness to from late mediaeval to Elizabethan settings. A good match for the Tudor buildings in this series. Since steampunk is still very much a niche market, I cannot really blame Mr. Graffam for not catering to my specific needs. Even so it has a somewhat industrial look, perhaps a workshop of some variety.
The West Gate model is much closer to the German market gate building that I used as a model - half timber and stucco construction, excellent for the Empire in Warhammer. I can picture it being one of the main routes into the marketplace, perhaps part of it serving to house the local city watch, who would stand in the gate to collect the entry fees and tolls.
Construction is simple - each of the buildings is essentially a series of boxes that glue to one another. There are no interiors, which limits use in roleplaying games, but are excellent for tabletop wargaming. Either model would look right at home in a game of Warhammer Fantasy Battle, for example. The resulting models are sturdy, and if an ogre could fit on the balcony I have no doubt that the building could support him, as it is, the balconies serve as good places to put marksmen, be they archers or handgunners.
I use several of Dave Graffam's models to flesh out a city by another company, with the gates straddling a canal in one case and a road in the other.
Because of the lack of interiors I am giving this model four stars, but if you do not need interiors then it would easily get a fifth star. (Call it four point five.)