Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Monday, 30 March 2015

Another Present :-) 6mm Star Fort originally supplied by Baccus

Matt was throwing this out and asked me if I was interested in it? I was really surprised Matt was getting rid of this as I really like it. I don't know the make but it's a 6mm Star Fort that is anything but small.

Matt's issue with the fort is all to do with the size of the walls that run round the upper structure. Even figures without bases would be visible from the waste up. The bases turn that into ankles up, which spoils the look for Matt to such a point he will not use them.

The artillery bases are each 30x30mm to give an idea of scale of the fort. I think it will really work well with the Leven buildings I have been making my town out of. Some of the walls have broken away but overall it's in good condition and just needs washing and cleaning up ready for painting.

Two wall sections have gateways, unfortunately the worst damage of all the pieces is to one of the gates but can easily be made into battle damage. 

The photo is not as good as I thought but shows the detail of the interior gate. I see Matt's point about the parapet's height but I can live with it and once I have all the Waterloo buildings finished this will be on the table and built.

The set also comes with a damaged redoubt and wall section. I will be keeping the whole set as modular for games where the full set is not required or where longer wall sections are needed etc.

The wall section shows a breach and I can imagine it being stormed and the amount of units thrown at it before managing to force the defence. 

A close up of the fort, again I can almost see Sharpe scrabbling over the huge stone bricks. Leven has already done some work on a earlier periods fortifications and I look forward to getting my hands on some of those as well in the future.

So when Lee and I finally get round to using the full wealth of Napoleonic Nations I am sure we will be getting some use out of these. So a big thank you to Matt and I hope I do these justice.

4 comments:

  1. How about usIng 3mm figures on the wall?

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    1. That's a possibility as I could not use my 60x60 infantry on the walls, just the forts. However I may just base up some 6mm on small bases to do the job.

      Ian

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  2. That's a hell of an acquisition! 👍

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    1. Got to agree with you Gary, really looking forward to getting something done with it. Received some new buildings from Leven today so will clean these up with them so ready to get onto them.

      Ian

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