Wednesday, June 20, 2012

28mm Fort: Part Two

 A bit more progress on the 28mm Fort that will be used in my upcoming Historicon game (Hail Caesar rules, Romans vs Dacians).  I'm now at 5 feet of fort, which is the width of the table sections I'll be using.

 Here's a close up of the gate sections.  There are three separate pieces which gives some flexibility in how to place the gate.  As you can see, I still need to add the swinging doors.

 A top down view of the gate section.  I think it came out nicely.  One thing to bear in mind that the fort is designed for playability and the parapets and such are a bit wider than "scale" to accommodate my unit trays.

One thing I have realized is the 5 linear feet of fort is a bit "stale" from a player's viewpoint and I need to break up the view lines to add a bit more interest.  I'll bevel one of the straight sections to have 45 degree corners so I can add some variability to the setup.  If I have time I'll add a up sloped wall section to add even more variability.

Speaking of time - YIKES!  It's only a month to Historicon and I need to accomplish the following

(1) Finish the parapets & gate doors
(2) Cut 45 degree bevels into one section
(3) Scenic the fort sections
(4) Build and paint a Roman catapult
(5) Add two points to my Viking Warband for the SAGA tournament on 7/19 (first day of HCON) - anywhere from 8 - 16 28mm figures.
(6) Inspect and touch-up the Roman and Dacian Armies
(7) Test play the scenario a few times

It seemed like just yesterday I had 3 months to get all this done!


Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

It looks like quite a bit of work, but well worth the effort as it appears to be really paying off Miles!


DeanM said...

Looking great! You must have a squad of carpenters detailed to complete the fort. Best, Dean

tim said...

Looking great so far! Can't wait to see the finished product!

The Angry Lurker said...

It's looking good so far...

Curt said...

Great work, Miles. I look forward to seeing photos of the final setup at Historicon.

Ray Rousell said...

That's certainly looking mighty fine there Miles!!!!

scotty said...

That fort is looking good, I'm sure you'll get the rest completed on time

paulalba said...

Very impressive start!!

Peter Douglas said...

Its looking really good, but I think you've got your hands full on the game prep side.

Good luck



jmilesr said...

Thanks for the comments - I'll get a little more work done tonight and then it's on to scenicing the fort

Ian said...

Lots of work left for you to do but what has been done to point looks really good.


Dave said...

Geez Miles you have projects coming out of your *cough cough* and they are all looking good, well done you.

Looking through your to do list it brings to mind the old old saying
"as busy as a cat with two mice"