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zenturtle28 Oct 2017 12:35 p.m. PST

Is there a manufacturer in this scale 1/2400 ? Looking for American Civil War era forts. If not then the closest scale available is ok.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2017 2:46 p.m. PST

Not much shore terrain is made in this scale.

Check the ex-Hallmark Thoroughbred range at Magister Militum. There is a Trekroner Fort (from the 1801 naval attack on Copenhagen), Martello towers, and a Vauban fort. I actually cut up the Vauban fort wall sections and made a few different shapes of Vauban walls to fit around towns.

Some of the 2mm buildings and towns and farms in the Irregular 2mm scenery range are sufficiently small to fit into 1/2400 scenery.

Navwar makes some 1/3000 dockside buildings, wharfs, a graving dock, and a few other misc items.

Some of the shore batteries made by War Times Journal will work as shore batteries in the ACW. You can double the number available in this range by buying each one in both 1/3000 and 1/2400 and using them as "small" and "large" batteries. :-)

Valiant makes a "star fort" model which is actually three identical pieces that fit together along triangular sides. It's a bit overscale (1/2000), pretty stylized and not very ACW, but kinda charming.

As always, check Shapeways. Maybe somebody has made something that will work. Sometimes things in the wrong scale can be rescaled smaller or larger, if you contact the creator.

Links to a lot of these here.

- Ix

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2017 3:13 p.m. PST

The choices are much better (best of all, actually) in 1/1200 scale.

Pithead has a zillion ACW fort projects, some released, some just waiting for enough buyers, plus a bunch of ACW buildings.

Brigade Models makes oodles of buildings in 1/1000 scale, including items highly appropriate for the ACW ACW forts, railways, American style buildings, etc.

Langton makes a vast collection of 1/1200 buildings. Most of this is 18th C. European in character, but most common buildings are pretty timeless, and neo-Classical architecture looks appropriate in any cityscape.

The parts of Irregular's 2mm scenery that aren't too small will fit into 1/1200 scale scenery quite well.

I feel like there are some I'm forgetting, but between all of the above there's enough variety to make entire cities and countrysides full of farms and villages.

- Ix

KPinder29 Oct 2017 3:19 a.m. PST

Pico Armor makes handsome 2mm (1/900) scale ACW fortifications, but that's a fair distance from 2400.

bekosh30 Oct 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

Tumbling Dice has a couple of 1/2400 ACW shore batteries.
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KPinder30 Oct 2017 2:16 p.m. PST

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