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smolders17 Apr 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

Fellows: I wish to play out a wall breach assault. I enjoy ECW so I am thinking I want to do Basing house. Now what I envision is building a wall with a breach that goes across the one table edge. What would I have to google so I might have some idea on what the walls (and gate house?) might have looked like during the period.
(I realize this sounds like a silly question as I read it, but I have googled "Basing house gate house English Civil War" and haven't got anything I think is useful for reference material)

MajorB17 Apr 2017 10:08 a.m. PST

This might help:

Ferd4523117 Apr 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

I am planning on the exact same thing with the major exception of my breech takes place in the fictional town of Hamilton. I'm using 28mm MBA castle sections for the corner of my table where the action will occur. I am working on rules for the creation of the breech, forlorn hope and the mass infantry scrum. Interested in your ideas. If you are too contact me at H

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 12:51 p.m. PST

The wiki source mentions that the house's outer defense work was earth berms and walls from an older ringwork castle; so, earthworks and fieldstone walls as mentioned in the deconstruction of the ruined house, or did they upgrade them with brick as mentioned in the 1630s decampment? Or a combination of brick patching on fieldstone walls? Decisions, decisions….

MajorB17 Apr 2017 2:51 p.m. PST

There are actually two houses at Basing. The Old House is the one built within the ringwork. So stone walls rising above the earthwork defences and substantail buildings within the ring. The New House was a brick built two-courtyard Tudor house (somewhat similar to Hampton Court though on a smaller scale) to the North East of the Old House. The New House has now been completely demolished. The earthworks and ruins of the Old House are still there.

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