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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2018 10:18 p.m. PST

Quite interesting….




Tutorial here



Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2018 1:36 a.m. PST

I love the painting of natural wood…..really effective.

The design seems to have been adopted world wide, well Baltic and Russia anyway, so it must have been effective.

Just strikes me though that I am ordered to crowd into a wooden box, with a wooden roof and face bombardment……I guess it beats standing out there in a line….or a square, which was a very small target after all (Grin)

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2018 3:53 a.m. PST

The French used the blockhouse in Spain and the British and Americans did in North America.

Excellent work, by the way. Very well done.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2018 4:05 a.m. PST

The French used the blockhouse in Spain and the British and Americans did in North America.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2018 7:39 a.m. PST

They were used during the Civil War to protect stretches of railroad mainlines that were vulnerable to sabotage or attack.


PS: Also used during the Boar Wars.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2018 10:51 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friends!. (smile)


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2018 12:06 p.m. PST

The Civil War?

I will now admit I first had visions of Franco's Nationalists fighting George Orwell's lot in the 1930s…. I knew it could not be cavaliers vs Roundheads, or my grand parents vs Free State troops in Tipperary in the 1920s.

Even then, if you mean the War of Secession (was that the Southern term?)….or even more…the Boer War.

I am sure you are right. But what insanity tells folk to crowd together into a wooden structure, with a wooden roof, that is an ideal, standing-out, target for modern rifled artillery, firing HE, by the late Victorian Era?

Aethelflaeda was framed20 Jul 2018 3:50 p.m. PST

Ya got a relatively safe place to leave your kit. And not everyone you meet has HE. The guerilla will be lucky even to have a decent rifle. Not perfect but better than the alternative when ya gotta get some kip.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2018 9:34 a.m. PST

Good point and, the more I think about it, these structures are designed to defend against raiding parties, not withstand a formal siege. So indeed, the attacker will either be an irregular, a guerilla or, at most, light cavalry.

The model is great. Another good find for Tango (Grin)

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