Friday, 24 September 2021

On the Workbench: A Medieval Walled Town

For the next battle in my Napoleonic campaign I needed a walled town which gave me an excuse to finish the one in my possession.

It is manufactured by Total Battle Miniatures and is ideal for Wars of the Roses or the ECW. As my Napoleonic campaign is entirely fictional I calculated that it would be fine as a Prussian town!

Most of the buildings had already been painted and you will have seen them periodically in some of my games. I needed to finish the base, walls and gatehouses. I also based the whole thing on a piece of softwood and finished to match my terrain boards. 

I have added some ECW figures to the photos to give some idea of scale. All buildings are removable and hence can be reused elsewhere.


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18 comments:

  1. That's just lovely and would fit many eras.

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  2. That is simply terrific Jon! Looking forward to its baptism of fire!

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    1. Many thanks for that Mike. Hopefully it should be fun to fight over.

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  3. That looks great Jon and fits well with the figures. The TBM models are wonderful - but most of mine languish unpainted.

    Richard

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    1. Many thanks rct. I too have plenty unpainted. Sometimes I struggle to get motivated into painting terrain unlike figures.

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  4. That's really fantastic. Well done!

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  5. That is lovely Jon and really does look like a walled town. A few years ago we visited Freistadt in Austria that still has it walls, moat and gate towers etc all around it and is just superb to see. This reminds me that I really need to make one for myself and my games.

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    1. Many thanks Steve. I have a soft spot for assaults on castles. forts etc. Probably influenced by all those 60's tv shows and films portraying unrealistic but fun (for a kid anyway) such assaults.

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  6. Wow, I am impressed by this excellent work of yours.

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  7. Splendid looking walled town!
    Best Iain

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  8. Wow, that is gorgeous Jon!
    Regards, James

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