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David Manley27 Sep 2020 4:20 a.m. PST

I'm about to start work on a scratch built cavalry fort in advance of the reprinted "Pony Wars" rules coming out, but I'm wondering if there are any 15mm models available that might save me the trouble. Any suggestions?

BillyNM27 Sep 2020 5:09 a.m. PST

Old Glory?

For Pony Wars you really only need the front half of the fort on the base edge. It's a cracking game, always fun.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2020 5:37 a.m. PST

The problem is most western fort US didn't have walls. Most were a collection of buildings,Stables, and barracks.
Fort robimson NE


fort larand


fort laramie


BillyNM27 Sep 2020 5:41 a.m. PST

But Pony Wars is all about Hollywood not history.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2020 6:53 a.m. PST

you are correct BillyNM

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2020 7:48 a.m. PST

If you want historical, Fort Phil Kearny will do nicely, and there's a plan in the Wikipedia article--which says there were two other stockaded forts on the Bozeman Trail. Fort Laramie was stockaded, but adobe, which opens up other possibilities.

For myself, I'd be more influenced by "Fort Apache" "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" and "Rio Grande." But there's also a nice Hollywood stockaded fort in "Hallelujah Trail."

ChrisBrantley27 Sep 2020 9:53 a.m. PST

There's an Osprey on Forts of the American Frontier: 1820-1891 whose cover includes this stockaded fort that I couldn't identify: picture

Here's the Fort Kearny diagram: picture

Another stockade fort that was a bit more rough and ready was Fort Supply in Oklahoma. link

cavcrazy27 Sep 2020 11:51 a.m. PST

Get the recast Fort Riley or the Airfix fort Apache. You can get the Airfix fort from Hobby Bunker. I saw it there a fee weeks ago. That should fit your needs.

cavcrazy27 Sep 2020 1:28 p.m. PST

A few weeks ago.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Sep 2020 6:22 a.m. PST

I have "Fort Frontier" from Blue Moon/Old Glory. It's a great piece of kit and modular so easy to use just some/all. I use it for Old West as well as FIW etc.


Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2020 8:41 a.m. PST

I agree that the Blue Moon one is excellent.

I've been working on my 15mm Pony Wars collection and I'm almost done! I need maybe another 60 more Indians.

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2020 9:45 a.m. PST

The 1860s posts along the Oregon Trail (aka Overland Trail, aka, Platte River Road) and the Bozeman Trail were commonly stockaded. While Ft Laramie as a trading post did have a wall around it, when the Army bought it and moved it, that was the end of the wall.


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