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#1 _dargor_

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:58 AM

My watchtower its very simple and best fist in open spaces like the surroundings of our capital.

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Made from stone and wood, his apparently weak style would make it the first target for our enemies, unluckily for them as the watchtower holds a nasty surprise inside.

The engineer corps had enhanced this watchtower with two swing walls that go down in case of attack and shows the little surprise, a cannon that will sweep any enemy that comes in range.

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Apart from the cannon the tower is well defended by a small detachment of the Guilds army formed by a captain, two spearmen and three crossbowmen that will make our enemies to pay high any attempt of passing through it.

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And if the guards have to warn any allies in the zone, what´s best that a cannon firing sound.

EDIT:

It appears that the reliabilty of the cannon it´s not good so we have been having minor problems with it (not Mitgardian was seriously injured during testing):


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So in order to avoid future surprises we´ve replaced the cannon for a crossbow machine, It´s less noisy, more lethal and more reliable:

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Long live Mitgardia!!!

Edited by _dargor_, 28 November 2011 - 11:09 PM.


#2 Ecclesiastes

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:31 AM

Nice defending surprise in that tower :wink:

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#3 On Stranger Tides

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:51 AM

I love it!!! But I thought we decided no cannons?
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:02 AM

Great tower, very simple yet has a nice shaping!
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 06:38 AM

Simple but effective, I like your group of archers up top.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:27 AM

View PostOn Stranger Tides, on 24 November 2011 - 01:51 AM, said:

I love it!!! But I thought we decided no cannons?


Sorry but the tower was posted before Sirens-Of-Titan posted about the gunpowder, so I didn´t know.  :sad:

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:37 AM

I love the pop out walls in this tower, nice build.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:46 AM

View Post_dargor_, on 24 November 2011 - 10:27 AM, said:

Sorry but the tower was posted before Sirens-Of-Titan posted about the gunpowder, so I didn´t know.  :sad:

Probably about 50/50 that they blow the top off the tower !!

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:54 AM

Nice work, thats a good sample for a good MOC who needs small space  :thumbup:

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 05:41 AM

View PostDr Rod, on 24 November 2011 - 10:46 AM, said:

Probably about 50/50 that they blow the top off the tower !!

I like those odds!

I like this tower even more.

Nice combination of simple symmetrical pattern with a few things breaking it up.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 07:01 AM

View Post_dargor_, on 24 November 2011 - 10:27 AM, said:

Sorry but the tower was posted before Sirens-Of-Titan posted about the gunpowder, so I didn´t know. :sad:

Actually he said it a long time ago, but the tower really is awesome, we can pretend its a ballista!
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:19 AM

View PostOn Stranger Tides, on 25 November 2011 - 07:01 AM, said:

Actually he said it a long time ago, but the tower really is awesome, we can pretend its a ballista!


Well If the rules say something about not using cannons and my guild leader says so, I will try to change the cannon for some machinery with arrows (although I´m not the only one who has a cannon tower  :tongue: )

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Probably about 50/50 that they blow the top off the tower !!

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That remembers me of my first Battle Master Game, on the first round playing with empire the cannon blown up and destroyed itself and a quarter of the army it had round it.  :classic:

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:11 PM

I have added more pics with a change on the weapon system.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:41 PM

Hells yes!!! TOP 5 My Friend!!!!
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 12:23 AM

Hillarious update, very nicely done!
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:43 AM

Excellent! Now we're talking hearty Mitgardian ingenuity!  :thumbup:

The pictures are excellent, I'm happy it worked out so well! Keep on building and Mitgardia will be the Guild to top them all!  :grin:
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 06:30 PM

Fantastic, but don't rely on gunpowder, at this time it is too unreliable and I think it kinda spoils the whole Historica thing when people use cannons. Still a fantastic watchtower though.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:59 AM

The extra photographs showing the replacement of the cannon was inspired - fantastic!   :laugh:

I really liked the groundwork in this MOC, which was simple but worked well.  The defence system of the walls on hinges is a novel idea, and I like the bricks you've used to build the tower with as well.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 11:56 PM

Epic!!! :laugh::laugh::laugh:

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