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Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2019 1:49 p.m. PST

I've been posting about this project on the Terrain and 18th Century boards for the past week or more, but because I am mostly a Medieval and 19th Century Colonial gamer, I wasn't aware this WAR OF SPANISH SUCCESSION board existed until I blundered across it just now.

If ever there was a board that cried out for a Vauban Fort related thread, this is it, so I am reposting my Vauban painting saga here, in amalgamated form, with LINKS to the entire project from start to finish.

If interested Kindly click and visit my blog, and thanks in advance for your interest and time should you choose to do so…

CH I: Base-Coat & Brickwork



CH II: Weathering, Stonework & Heraldic Door



CH III: Tower, Corners, Ramps



CH IV: 2nd Bastion, Ramps Weathered, Twin Towers & Ramp Improvement



CH V: Wood Doors, Bastion Paint & Repair



CH VI: Bastion #2, Ravelin, Breach & some SCENIC VIEWS



CH VII: Once More Into The Breach! Spray Sealing, Scenic Views



And a farewell view for good measure….


Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2019 2:48 p.m. PST

thumbs up !

Titchmonster03 Nov 2019 7:15 p.m. PST

Where did you buy that or where can I get one?

Anton Ryzbak03 Nov 2019 10:45 p.m. PST

Oh, 'tis a lovely thing that you have done there!

TheOtherOneFromTableScape04 Nov 2019 11:37 a.m. PST

I've been following your efforts and it all looks splendid. I saw the post where you put the figures on the battlements and I was wondering how big the revelin and bastion are. I looked at the magister militum site but they only list overall dimensions. Could you post some more detailed dimensions please.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 2:33 p.m. PST

Well done, Mad Guru, as always!

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 7:16 p.m. PST

Thanks very much for all the compliments, guys!


You certainly can get one, if so inclined!

As TheOtherOneFromTableScape references above, all the pieces are available individually from Magister Militum, at this LINK:



The Ravelin is approx. 15" wide at its widest point x 16" long at its longest point;

The Bastion is approx 11" wide at its widest point x 12" long at its longest point.

The Ravelin and Bastion ramparts are approx. 2" tall to the deck where figures stand;

The lower Bastion deck is approx. 1-1/2" tall to where figs. stand;

The Wall Ramparts are approx. 1-3/4" tall to where figs. stand.

Hope that's of some use.

You can see some additional dimensions info in the pics in my Chapter VI blog-post, which has a bunch of pics showing figures with different size bases, sizes of which are ID'ed in the pics.

Here's one pics which has no info in it but where the movement stand is 2" WIDE x 2" DEEP, showing the width of the front gate doorway is a little over 2"…


Here's another pics showing figures mounted on 1"x1" and 7/8" x 7/8" bases both posted on a rampart…


Here's a convenient LINK to Chapter VI:


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2019 12:32 p.m. PST

Very nice work and presentation.

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