Following our productive session on the fort and related projects on Saturday, we returned for additional work on Sunday. I am developing additional confidence with the Hot Wire Foam Factory equipment; using the jigs provided by Duncan, I cut all the embrasures we need. The fort walls and ravelins with embrasures can be seen set up in my rather cramped parlor. The next step is to glue the glacis segments together, and then cover them in felt.
Here a Meisterzinn wagon is being used to check the dimensions of the cutaway entrance in the ravelin, leading to the gate. For scenarios with the siege in full swing, I intend to block this with a plug in piece composed of gabions and possibly including other hasty barrier materials.
Here's a view from farther back, with the wall section cut to accept the gatehouse structure, and some Barzso cannons emplaced to check the embrasure size.
We acquired a 6 yard piece of olive felt for this project. 2 yards is earmarked for grass over the glacis, and the remainder will form the main groundcloth. I like to start with some spray paint on the felt to break up the uniformity.
I enlisted William's artistic assistance in this project. If you click on the picture above, you should be able to see the placement guidelines for the fortress elements drawn on to the felt.
Inspired by all of this effort, William has been working on adding another company to his army...
I post a little about my ongoing projects, recent games, how I got to where I am, and where I'm going, as time away from the workbench, and a somewhat busy life, permits. I'll try to keep cooking and ballroom dance down to a minimum, but they do seem to take up a lot of time.
This is my really short, no explanation included, list of projects: 54mm Medieval Mayhem (skirmish), 40mm French and Indian War, 40mm NQSYW, 40mm French Revolution/Scarlet Pimpernel, 40mm Renaissance, 25mm Dark Ages (Saxons and Vikings), 25mm Darkest Africa, 25mm Fantasy, 1/72 scale Bronze Age, 1/72 scale 2nd Punic War, 1/72 scale fantasy (travel skirmish), 6mm Ancients (travel DBA), 6mm Fantasy (travel HotT), 6mm Spanish Civil War.