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Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2020 2:48 p.m. PST

I recently finished painting a Vauban fort for a friend. In the midst of that process he bought and sent me a lot of appropriate entrenchments for besieging it, which I also painted. Some of the smaller items I based together, to make them easier to use on the table. Most of these pieces could fit into a wide variety of 17th to 19th Century settings. They are all commercial items and my blog-post includes links to each company. The only exception is an 18th Century "farm table" I scratch-built to give the besieger's high command a place to confer re: their ongoing efforts! If interested, please stop by my blog for a ton of pics, and if you do so, thanks in advance for your time!

LINK to my blog post: link

Meanwhile, here's some teaser pics:















Extrabio194706 Feb 2020 3:59 p.m. PST

Very nice work. You are quite talented.

Thanks for sharing.


Berzerker7306 Feb 2020 6:24 p.m. PST

Beautiful terrain!

SgtGuinness06 Feb 2020 6:39 p.m. PST

Great brushwork MG. Love the scratch built table.

Bandolier06 Feb 2020 8:41 p.m. PST

Love the dedication!
Nice work.

saltflats192906 Feb 2020 9:28 p.m. PST

Not only is your painting excellent, but I really appreciate it when people say where to get the toys.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2020 3:17 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the positivity guys, I sincerely appreciate it!

Me too, saltflats 1929, that's why I try to post links whenever I post or comment about a commercially available product.

Jeff AKA: SgtGuinness, glad you like the table, my friend! It's funny, the real reason I ended up having to make it is that I just couldn't feel comfortable gluing the little stack of 28mm books onto one of the little wood plank supply pallets I made, or on top of one of the crates or sacks themselves.

14Bore08 Feb 2020 1:41 p.m. PST

Lots of great work going on there, 'm pondering a seige game at some point.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2020 3:34 p.m. PST

I echo all the good comments here. Outstanding work and report.

I particularly appreciate the links for the products. However, I found the link to Vatican Productions did not work. Also tried a search in google but no result. Is the company still in business?

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2020 1:40 p.m. PST


It does appear that for some reason the Vatican Enterprises website has gone offline. that was not the case when I put up my recent blog-post just a few days ago. Hopefully it's a glitch of some kind, not the end of Vatican Enterprises. But in the meantime, here's a LINK to the Michigan Toy Soldier Co. site, where you can also find the Hudson & Allen SIEGE MINE HEAD for sale:


14Bore: I hope you go ahead and organize a siege game, if for no other reason than variety is the spice of life!

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2020 5:28 p.m. PST

Just checked and the WARGAMES SCENICS / VATICAN ENTERPRISES website is back online and functioning at: link

NOTE RE: the Hudson & Allen siege mine head: the only thing I did before painting it was CUT OUT the 6 small triangular view-ports with an X-Acto knife.

DHautpol29 Feb 2020 5:15 a.m. PST

Really nice.

Baranovich29 Feb 2020 9:37 a.m. PST

That first picture is Acheson Creations. I got a bunch of their stuff, the detail is awesome and the prices are crazy good!! It is absolutely insane to buy earthworks from a company like Grand Manner and their ludicrous robbery prices for averagely painted stuff when you can get like twenty times the amount of pieces from Acheson for the same amount of money and paint them yourself.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP29 Feb 2020 2:00 p.m. PST


Your comment led me to go back to my blog post, where I discovered the pics I'd posted from the Acheson website had "disappeared". So I checked the LINK to their site… which appears to be down. I tried to access their site multiple times, then went and left a comment on their FB page to bring it to their attention -- though they probably know already. Like you I'm a huge fan of their merchandise. I hope all is well and their site comes back online as soon as possible.


Thanks for the compliment!

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