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19 replies to this topic  – Started by devinebc , Feb 01 2012 03:30 AM

#1 devinebc

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:30 AM

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Some people build yellow and white fairy tail pirate fortresses. I design redoubts and breastwork to break those forts.

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#2 Skipper

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:47 AM

:wub_drool: Love it! I also like building this kind of realistic fort, although my scale (which is the "hopefully buyable" scale) doesn't let me go into so much detail or accuracy. Do you have other modules built? I'd love to see them.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:48 AM

Wow! It looks like the French just wet themselves. :pir_bawling:

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:05 AM

I also have an example of a breach with chevaux de frise and gabions but I haven't figured a good way to post files on forum. I used up my "quota" with this one image. Any idea?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:18 AM

Instead of using your EB storage, you should upload your pics to a site like Brickshelf (currently down) or Flickr and then deeplink them.  :pir-sweet:

I look forward to seeing them. Any plants to make a full, say pentagonal fortress? That'd be quite cool in this style.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:43 AM

Some people actually use bricks. It would be sick to see this with a watery trench.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:16 AM

That is a nice design. The ramparts and stakes does deter my cavalry a bit. Hope you could upload more pictures and show us an expansion of these forts.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:02 AM

That's very nice and original. Are you going to build this in real?
Shouldn't the cannon platforms be a bit bigger though? There's often a considerable reversive power..
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:31 PM

View PostAdmiral Croissant, on 01 February 2012 - 11:02 AM, said:

That's very nice and original. Are you going to build this in real?
Shouldn't the cannon platforms be a bit bigger though? There's often a considerable reversive power..

Cannon platforms should be bigger. I think typically cannons were placed on earth platforms not wood decks too so that will be the next improvement. I am going to build at least one redoubt in the brick.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:57 PM

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:06 PM

This is really well done. I love the ECW and 30 Years War time period and this would make for some great battles like Breda or other sieges.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:06 PM

I like breastworks  :pir_laugh2:
It is indeed very different from other pirate fortresses around, still, I prefer the more romantic idea of pirates  :pir-classic:

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:36 AM

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:42 AM

This is a fresh new take on piratical defence, nice job!

View Postdevinebc, on 01 February 2012 - 03:30 AM, said:

Some people build yellow and white fairy tail pirate fortresses.

I disagree with that statement, as a lot of colonial forts did have those colours.
Here's a reference image:

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This is a non plastered one, though it also may have disappeared.
There were also plastered forts, other colours like earth tones and such were also used.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:17 AM

Finally Got around to building something else

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:57 AM

Awesome!  I might steal this idea for use in a brickfilm.  Is that okay with you?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:59 AM

View PostJWSLegoMaster, on 28 March 2012 - 03:57 AM, said:

Awesome!  I might steal this idea for use in a brickfilm.  Is that okay with you?

Actually I would be honored!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:12 AM

View Postdevinebc, on 28 March 2012 - 03:59 AM, said:

Actually I would be honored!

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:38 PM

Sweet! Well done, also the fact that it is modular!

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:02 PM

Cheval de frise and the building of a gabion

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