Having completed a blockhouse to add to my French Indian War armies last week, it was time to figure out how to create a fort. One of the considerations I had was not to create a large piece of terrain which would require storage.
|The final result which can be set up with different configurations|
I opted to build the fort walls in 6 inch strips to fit with the 6 inch tabletop grid I use. My figures are based on 3x4 inch bases so small firing steps are not going to work. The approach is to use MDF for the walls and an angled pine moulding for the firing steps. This allows a defending unit to be seen over the defence wall.
|Man the walls!|
|The defenders can be seen over the wall|
The MDF was cut into 6 x 1.5 inch strips and the moulding cut into 6 inch lengths with a 45 degree mitre cut on each end. These were then stuck together and stapled to hold them. The stapes were removed later on once the glue was dry.
|Wood cut and prepared|
|Staples used to hold pieces in position|
|Painting on stripes with watered down dark brown|
|A second set of strips were added with a slightly watered down yellow brown|
|The back is painted green and will be later flocked|
|In all 12 wall sections were made - 2 were painted up as gates|
The whole lot including block house (made from balsa wood and card) cost less than $20, and made over the weekend.
|A close up of the fort walls and blockhouse made last week.|
|This shot shows how the mitred back supports work.|
|A seige underway?|
|The defence walls will also get a run with my dark age flats|