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Anton Ryzbak21 May 2019 7:01 a.m. PST


While attending Drums at the Rapids wargaming convention I took the opportunity to walk around the fort and photograph it. Warning this is a picture-heavy posting!


Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2019 7:54 a.m. PST

Never been there. Thanks for all the photos. It looks very large.

marshalGreg21 May 2019 7:58 a.m. PST

Very Nice Anton!
I kick myself for living just 30 min away, at one time, and never made it to this fort.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2019 8:06 a.m. PST

Very well done and worth the stop. The gift shop also has a nice selection of period related books.

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP21 May 2019 8:08 a.m. PST

Thank you, Anton. That was excellent.

Choctaw21 May 2019 10:00 a.m. PST

Yes, thank you for a great post.

Pauls Bods21 May 2019 10:43 a.m. PST

Excellent post. Particularily Interesting was the thickness of the walls, the idea of having the traverses to stop cannonballs rolling and the officers tent with the medieval look to it.

I´m thinking of scratchbuilding a AWI period fort, Fort Laurens Looks similar to what I had in mind, as you say, Looks like an easy scratchbuild.
Thanks for Posting, bookmarked as a reference source

Edit;---just noticed the burial Scene in the model of the construction

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2019 10:45 a.m. PST

great post ,I was there in 1998..loved it. ThaNx for sharing.

Ferd4523121 May 2019 11:25 a.m. PST

Back in the late 60s one of my college room mates lived in Perrysburg and took me over to see the fort. He cut the grass there. There were no walls at the time just the traverses. Been there several times since. The Ohio Historical Society has done a terrific job over the years keeping the place fit and trim.. Even my wife liked the place. Great job with the photography. H

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2019 1:21 p.m. PST

The fort encompasses something like ten acres. Said to be the largest wooden fort in North America currently available for visiting.

Normal Guy Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2019 5:23 a.m. PST

Was there last fall and just stopped in on a lark. It is an amazing site to see with some interesting history. Actually, there are so many excellent places to see from the post AWI through the War of 1812 in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Canada. Great history to see.

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