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andygamer12 Sep 2012 9:16 p.m. PST

Good photos of fifteen star forts and commenters mention/link others too:

Nadir Shah12 Sep 2012 9:45 p.m. PST

Great work Andygamer. ood cross section of forts. Loved it :)

andygamer12 Sep 2012 9:51 p.m. PST

Will I get a finder's fee if you model any up?

Schogun Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2012 4:50 a.m. PST

Great link! Thanks.

advocate13 Sep 2012 5:01 a.m. PST

I'm fond of Fort George, outside Inverness. It is both managed by Historic Scotland, and in use as a barracks. I was also amused to see an inscription to the king (George II) still included the title 'King of France'.

Ethics Gradient13 Sep 2012 12:03 p.m. PST

Great list and photos! There re surprisingly very few here in the UK. Fort Cumberland in Portsmouth is (I think) about the only one that's the classic five pointed star, the rest (like Fort George that Advocate has linked to and is rightly fond of!) all seem to be squished into various shapes, either to fit their location or because they've been formed from older fortifications.

Must try and visit a few of those in Europe!

itaphil13 Sep 2012 1:40 p.m. PST

Great find. I'm surprised at how little scarping there is on so many of these. The bastions are curtain walls are almost vertical.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2012 4:59 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing that link!

andygamer20 Sep 2012 8:32 p.m. PST


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