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Anton Ryzbak08 Nov 2019 1:45 p.m. PST


Having passed the beginnings of the blueboard star-fort along to Gallocelt for completion (because I already have one and it would be just daft to have two…….wouldn't it?) it occurred to me that the Thirty Years War involved lots of temporary earthworks. As I researched this subject it became apparent that some of them were quite complex. This got me thinking that I needed a fancy earthwork………….. link

Gallocelt08 Nov 2019 10:27 p.m. PST

Hi Anton,

That should make a fine earthwork for the period. I recall seeing engravings of Spanish sieges in the Netherlands that showed similar construction.

Anton Ryzbak08 Nov 2019 10:41 p.m. PST


I made some progress on the earthwork and knocked out a couple of gun battery positions while I was at it

Gallocelt09 Nov 2019 7:21 a.m. PST

Those look very good. Impressive texture and paint job.

Anton Ryzbak10 Nov 2019 10:18 p.m. PST


And there it is, completed

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Gallocelt12 Nov 2019 6:08 p.m. PST

Nice finish. I think the earth texture is very realistic.



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