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Normal Guy Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2022 6:24 p.m. PST

Where might I find 28mm ladders for scaling walls. I haven't found anything yet, so I would really appreciate any help you wise souls might give me on this search. Thanks in advance.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2022 7:23 p.m. PST

Just out of curiosity, do you want them to be able to hold minis or just mark areas of placement?

Normal Guy Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2022 8:06 p.m. PST

Good question,. Just to mark areas of placement.

HMS Exeter03 May 2022 8:44 p.m. PST

Sounds like a job for kabob sticks, flat toothpicks and some good glue.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2022 2:52 a.m. PST

You might check out the hobby store or hobby section of Walmart to look for the plastic mesh canvas that is used for knitting. It comes in various sizes and is easily snipped to the length you want. One sheet might get you all of the ladders that you need.


IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2022 9:05 a.m. PST

"War Bases" has MDF ladders in three different lengths.

Major General Stanley04 May 2022 9:48 a.m. PST

I assume that the OG pack was not what you wanted because it also has figure

Personal logo doc mcb Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2022 1:20 p.m. PST

I made mine out of sticks OR piano wire. You need a bunch of them in 1:1 scale, doubled if you want ladder carriers and also men climbing ladders. I found that piano wire ladders fit the OG carriers better.

Larry Gettysburg Soldiers Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2022 3:09 p.m. PST

28 actual ladders were used in the assault, per Santa Anna's written orders:


Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2022 11:22 a.m. PST

Ladders are neither period specific, nor genre specific. Take a look at medieval and fantasy sites.

I bought a couple of sets (Old Glory?), around 25 years ago, for my fantasy games. They've seen plenty of table time. Super fast and easy to paint, too. They are just the right length to reach my 28mm walls (Fat Dragon Games cardstock walls). Cheers!

Normal Guy Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2022 8:37 p.m. PST

Thanks for all the suggestions, folks. Group knowledge if a cool thing.

Normal Guy Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2022 8:46 p.m. PST

Sure enough has a pack of siege ladders from their siege range from the Middle Ages. Never thought to look there. Good grief.

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