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Stalkey and Co04 Aug 2023 12:49 p.m. PST

Anyone have suggestions for a medieval tower with a small-ish footprint? Say around 6" diameter / square?

Prefer resin or foam or something but would consider paper, mdf.

Prefer something historical.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2023 1:11 p.m. PST

There's a hard plastic square one of about those dimensions which was a game component, and frequently turns up in flea markets and such. Depending on taste/budget, I'd also look at the traditional coffee can or oatmeal canister with a pdf skin. But I'm like that.

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2023 8:47 p.m. PST

Hudson and Allen made some nice ones back in the day. I have most of the castle ones and they are nice (a bit small for the new heroic scale stuff but still nice. They also have a wizards tower which may work
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Griefbringer05 Aug 2023 2:46 a.m. PST

There's a hard plastic square one of about those dimensions which was a game component, and frequently turns up in flea markets and such.

If you are thinking of the one from Milton Bradley game Battlemasters (1992), then that is a pretty decent one for a simple five piece model, but it is slightly fantasy flavoured.

Renedra makes a more historical square plastic tower, measuring 16cm x 13cm at the base with a height of 27cm:

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Tabletop Workshop released a round plastic tower a number of years ago, but that is difficult to find these days; I bought mine from Warlord Games, but they no longer seem to stock those.

bobspruster05 Aug 2023 10:13 a.m. PST

Free paper models here which look pretty decent (I've built the Pulverturm Wangen/Allgau). You may have to edit a bit to meet your footprint plan.
wediul-kartonmodelle.de

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2023 12:08 p.m. PST

Hudson and Allen is now being made by Vatican Enterprises. Here's the link: wargamescenics.com The very elusive instructions for assembling the laser cut hoardings can be found here: PDF link

Just had to look up this info for a friend not more than 30 minutes ago.

Griefbringer06 Aug 2023 1:30 a.m. PST

Tabletop Workshop released a round plastic tower a number of years ago, but that is difficult to find these days; I bought mine from Warlord Games, but they no longer seem to stock those.

That said, in case you manage to find one from somewhere, it has 12 cm diameter at the bottom (I checked from the parts that I have). Didn't remember to check the height, though.

Stalkey and Co06 Aug 2023 7:06 a.m. PST

For parts and mods, the 1/72 castles by IMEX, Zvezda, MiniArt, and there's probly others, are likely the best and least expensive option to work with.

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Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Aug 2023 6:49 a.m. PST

Well… probably out of the typical priceclass, and with a touch of fantasy, but art rather then gaming pieces. Tabletop-World.com, from Croatia:

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and, alone or as part of a larger system of walls:

link


The upper comes at 125Ä + shipping + custom.
I have one and its worth any cent.

And here from a German distributor, no idea who produces these:
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Stalkey and Co07 Aug 2023 11:30 a.m. PST

sent an email to ben at Vatican Enterprises, per the website.
haven't heard back yet, been a few days…

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Aug 2023 8:15 p.m. PST

Tabletop Workshop released a round plastic tower a number of years ago

Found it:

link

Griefbringer13 Aug 2023 2:02 a.m. PST

Thanks for the hint about North Star, looks like they still have all of the Tabletop Workshop buildings and castle components in stock.

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Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Aug 2023 6:55 a.m. PST

Not that the grey stuff junkies among us still need some :-)

Griefbringer15 Aug 2023 2:14 a.m. PST

Well, I do certainly have a pile of leftover tower pieces in my bits box from the five or so kits that I put together, but perhaps I could still use two more. And maybe some walls…

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Aug 2023 5:51 a.m. PST

Got myelf two castle kits when they were no sale :-)

I always thought it sad that the original owner/designer of TW was not successfull with his company.

I noted that WG has the connectors on sale, going out of store there at the end of the month.

Griefbringer16 Aug 2023 8:10 a.m. PST

As an owner of the TW castle and at least one of each of their buildings, I have to admit that they have certain elegant simplicity, though perhaps not the most impressive detail out there. The clip-together structure of the buildings is quite clever, though serious modellers likely prefer glueing them together permanently.

The castle also has certain modularity, in that the height of the towers and walls can be easily varied. Plus the castle connector bits allow the towers and walls to be connected in a variety of angles (rather than the traditional 90 degree angle of many castle sets).

There could have been room for some more options for the castle (hoardings for the walls, roofs for tower, rampants on the inside of the wall etc.) but the basic castle set must have already been quite an investment of time and money.

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