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Tango0125 Nov 2017 11:21 a.m. PST

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clibinarium25 Nov 2017 3:27 p.m. PST

Planck F(r)ences? And I thought 2mm was small.

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Nov 2017 5:24 p.m. PST

It's part of a new Quantum Miniatures line.

d effinger25 Nov 2017 8:00 p.m. PST

The Log fences are not really good for ACW

Codsticker25 Nov 2017 8:06 p.m. PST

Why is that?

Baranovich26 Nov 2017 5:34 a.m. PST

@Codsticker,

Because the design is not typical of North American fences from that time period, particularly the "grid" pattern those are sort of built in. Also the round logs, not typical of historical fencing in America.

They don't fit the design of picket fencing, nor snake/split rail fencing, nor even the plain four or five rail straight fending you see from that period.

I suppose for like a small, southern farm it's conceivable that a farmer may have improvised his own particular fence design enclosing a small area.

But you def. wouldn't want your entire tabletop of ACW or AWI to have fencing like this, it wouldn't look right.

The pointed plank picket fence models, on the other hand are perfectly good for using around ACW houses and buildings to enclose the front and side yards, etc.

historygamer26 Nov 2017 5:56 a.m. PST

I agree about the log fences being wrong. Imagine the weight of a full log. You'd have to lash it to the post as no nail would do the job. Perhaps a foreign designer just getting it wrong.

Is the other set supposed to be a picket fence?

These are large scale so you really do want to get them wrong.

SeattleGamer01 Dec 2017 7:32 a.m. PST

I don't think I have ever seen a photo or drawing of a log fence that looks anything like the above. I cannot imagine a period I game where that fence would be usable (by me). It just looks totally wrong.

The plank fence looks good, but I would want to see it with a 28-32mm mini to know if it is supposed to be a short picket fence or a taller fence to separate yards.

SeattleGamer01 Dec 2017 7:36 a.m. PST

Went to follow the link and could not find these fences anywhere on the Rubicon site, and a search by name came up empty.

historygamer01 Dec 2017 7:41 a.m. PST

Shamed off the internet. LOL

Eclaireur01 Dec 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

Difficult to know why they're diverting effort onto this? The plank fence is fine but Renedra already do one very similar.
As for the log one, it does look odd. Maybe it's based on an east European design,
EC

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2017 8:01 p.m. PST

Log fences like that illustrated are not unknown in England. Hedges and dry stone walls are more common depending on the area.

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