Sunday, 14 February 2016
The Star-Fort (2)
With clear signs that the painters and decorators are still around, here's the finished fort, in its ECW "sconce" role. I included some cannons and a couple of officers to show how the scale mismatch works - 15mm buildings vs 20mm armies.
The occupants are obviously impressed by how modern the design is - it will serve as a shining example for the next 200 years...
I intend to have a squint at Chris Duffy's books on fortification, and search online to see how these forts appeared in reality - could it benefit from a garden shed, or a wine-cellar, or something? Starbucks? Looks a fairly unforgiving place to spend any time, especially under fire.
Note that the Roundhead soldiers are making a token show of aggression for the camera.