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31 Jul 2020 5:48 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Who makes 28mm Abiti?" to "Who makes 28mm chevaux de frise?"

31 Jul 2020 5:48 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2020 11:44 a.m. PST

Hi, does anyone make 28mm Abiti?

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2020 12:16 p.m. PST

Do you mean "abatis?" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abatis

Or are you referring to a log that has multiple sharpened stacks through it in an "X" pattern, which is called something else whose name escapes me at the moment.

Jim

Cerdic31 Jul 2020 12:24 p.m. PST

Oh, I thought Abiti was some sort of long lost tribe…

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian31 Jul 2020 12:25 p.m. PST

Abiti is Italian for clothing, maybe he wants clothing for 28mm figures? grin

Related to "habit" in English, in the clothing sense.

PK Guy Brent31 Jul 2020 12:32 p.m. PST

Would that be an itty bitty abiti?

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2020 12:52 p.m. PST

I meant the sharpened stakes. I'm really sorry for the confusion.

Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2020 1:12 p.m. PST

Jim, the term you're looking for is "chevaux de frise."

saltflats192931 Jul 2020 5:43 p.m. PST
Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian31 Jul 2020 5:47 p.m. PST

I'll have frise with that. wink

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2020 6:25 p.m. PST

I'm just happy that there was no chevaux in my order of frise today -- should that be no cheveux in my frites?

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2020 7:44 p.m. PST

I think Old Glory has all of those impediments!

HMS Exeter01 Aug 2020 2:15 a.m. PST

I was in a bind once and needed a lot of cheveau de frise in a quick hurry. I got a bag of Woodland Scenic's pine tree armatures, They can be twisted so that each opposing pair of branches are 90 degrees out from the previous. Perhaps not 100% ideal, but relatively affordable and very durable.

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2020 3:47 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone

David O Brien01 Aug 2020 7:40 a.m. PST

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WLOA922 Siege equipment Chevaux de frise

von Schwartz21 Aug 2020 4:37 p.m. PST

Easy to make your own, just buy some wooden dowels of the appropriate size, for your scale, then get some pieces of straightened wire or rods (similar to the type typically used for flagpoles or pikes), drill some holes slightly smaller than the wire and stick the pieces of wire through. You cut the wire to the size of the chevaux de frise desired, prime it, paint it, et voila!!! You have custom made field fortifications. Plus you get that nice warm fuzzy feeling of having made it yourself!!

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