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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2018 9:42 p.m. PST

Very nice!





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WarWizard11 Mar 2018 4:32 a.m. PST

I do not think the corner gun platforms are large enough. If you look at the reference print on that page, you should be able to mount 6 guns per corner. The model appears to allow 6, but when the guns are actually in place there is only room for 3. And may not be enough room for all 3 gun crews. I think the corner platforms should be larger to allow at least 4 guns per corner or all 6. Otherwise it looks like a very nice model.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2018 7:30 a.m. PST

I think it's a very nice 'gaming scale' piece. I would be happy to play it with 23 guns per corner. Allowing room for 46 guns, then the main walls would have to be expanded for visual balance, and that would dramatically increase the footprint of the whole fort.

oabee5111 Mar 2018 7:59 a.m. PST

From the blog post link Tango gave:

"Of course, the Fort model is not a 1 to 1 copy of the original, but adapted and scaled down to TableTop ratios. The buildings do not have a first floor and the walls and bastions are only about half as high as they should be."

jensutkremp11 Mar 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

The advantage of 3d printing, you can choose how large terrain pieces should be. For example Fort William Henry is optimized for this game. Of course you can print ot with higher walls, 2 storey blockhouses or redoupts with 6 cannons ….

Of course you have to calculate a massive footprint then.

Ceterman11 Mar 2018 10:27 a.m. PST

GREAT fort! Love to have it! Who really cares it's not 100% identical to the "actual" one? Neither is ANYTHING else on the table! Thanks Tango!

WarWizard11 Mar 2018 10:33 a.m. PST

That last rendering with the 6 guns looks much better.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2018 3:00 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!. (smile)


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2018 6:29 p.m. PST

Reading the blog entry, the shortened fort is designed to fit on a 4' x 4' board with options to expand the terrain around it with more boards. That's an impressive and useful gaming size.

Expanding the size of the fort would bring it to a 5'x5' or 6'x6' board just for the fort. Impressive yes, but heading toward impractical size if other outer terrain is added. At the bigger size, I think it would work better to only include a portion of the fort with two corners and one full wall extending in from a table edge.

At any size, this fort would be a really good reason to paint Otway's 35th Regiment with orange facings, a very striking unit!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 10:46 a.m. PST

Short or long… I LOVED!… (smile)


thehawk15 Mar 2018 9:57 p.m. PST

Which building is the souvenir shop?

The wooden tops of the doodads that stick up should be dirt as shown in the drawing.

Glorfindel77716 Mar 2018 4:42 a.m. PST

>>Who really cares it's not 100% identical to the "actual" one? Neither is ANYTHING else on the table!

I've got to agree with this sentiment. Fantastic model that would be superb centrepiece for any game.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2018 10:45 a.m. PST

Glad you like it too my friend!. (smile)


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