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SirGromit1879 Inactive Member24 Jun 2018 6:38 a.m. PST

Hi all,

I'm planning a 28mm scale version of the fortified town of Murten, trying to nail down a design at the moment and have some questions, would be really grateful if anyone can help.

Does anyone know where I can find detailed information or plans of the town as it would of appeared in 1476?

I can piece together how the main wall and watchtowers would of looked as I don't believe they would have changed too much, and the Diebolds chonicles have been helpful but I am interested in what the original main gate would of looked like as I think it was badly damaged and rebuilt much later.

I was wondering how realistic the Murten panorama is as well, as it depicts the castle almost as it looks today but I understand it was added to extensively in the 1700's except for the large square tower.

Also would the brickwork on the wall and tower have been plastered over?

If anyone could point me in the right direction where I could find out more information that would be brilliant =)

Oh and a question about the battle itself, did the Burgundian seigelines encircle the whole town, as in some of Diebolds work he has it besieged from all sides.

Thank you for looking, Alex

dapeters25 Jun 2018 9:06 a.m. PST

I would try to contact the panorama peoples and ask them. You could also try to contact the town itself.

SirGromit1879 Inactive Member28 Jun 2018 5:08 a.m. PST

Thank you dapeters. Contacted a few places just waiting to hear back

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