Manufacturer: DIY - so it was me :)
in this post you will find some more pictures of my selfmade "Fort" for the French and Indian War.
I started this project last year in July and the fort had already been finished in October or November last year as I remember. I wanted to have a modular fort so I could arrange it in different ways for different sceanarios. Once a larger one and once a smaller outpost. That was the idea and here is the result.
|The "Fort" with the elements I produced last year - though there are 2 further wall sections missing on this picture.|
After having finished the moduls of last year I recognized that the produced moduls won´t allow many variants in arranging the fort. The picture above shows the smallest version of the "Fort" with the first elements. I wasn´t able to create the fort without using the tower sections. For some scenarios this might be too large.
So - what to do - I had to produce more moduls in different shapes. And this is the result.
Though the fort is "ready" now, I am sure that there will be some more elements that I want to make.
I have shown the new elements in one of my last posts. This time they are finished with painting an basing.
|The newest elements for the "Fort" - 4 edge sections, 1 edges section in vauban style and a octagonal supplement for just one tower. The wall segment and the tower in the background had been ready last year.|
The fort now has the following elements:
8 straight wall sections
1 gate section
4 edge normal sections
1 edge section in vauban style
4 towers with removable roofs
1 supplementary octagonal floor for the towers, also with removable roof
1 officer´s cabin, also with removable roof
1 flagpole with a British flag waving in the wind
|One tower with the supplementary octagonal floor.|
I am happy because of the fact that this is a modular terrain. This means that I will be able to work on extensions if I want to, but for it is already ready for action I won´t have to.
What could be next is
1-2 damaged wall sections
1 further gate segment (as I would be able to place even two forts on the table)
1 building for normal soldiers
1 combined building including a small stable for the officer´s horse and a magazine
What should be next is
at least two further flagpoles - one with a French flag and one with a Continental flag for AWI
That is what I might do if I have the inspiration.
I would be glad if I was able to say this about other projects. :)
Here are some pictures of the possible combinations of the elements of the "Fort".
Please notice that these pictures are just for testing the possibilities and they don´t have historical background.
|One of the "normal" towers.|
|The same tower combined with the octagonal extension.|
|Though this combination does not make any sense because of a missing gate section -|
a combination test with several elements.
|The same combination extended with the octagonal floor.|
|The smalles version of the "Fort".|
This version would not be able to create just without the new edge sections.
The towers don´t fit close to the officer´s cabin, but the edge segments do.
|The smallest version with just one tower.|
|Here the same combination with the octagonal extension.|
|Though I am not sure if this vauban style segment is historically correct - I like it very much.|
|Just a little larger variation.|
I am really happy with the result.
|This picture shows the largest possible combination - at the moment :)|
As I got a lot of positive comments within several Facebook groups the only thing I missed was to make moulds of this segments just to cast the segments and to sell them.
Who would be interested?
While writing this post I have a lot of further ideas for more segments. So - maybe to be continued.