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[OL-FB] The defenders of Seawatch

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Seawatch, El Oleonda, February 622

After days of heavy tropical rain, the sun was finally high in the sky. With the warm weather, the luxuriant vegetation, and the parrots singing, the day seemed perfect for a picnic outside the town, apart from a little detail... the Lotii army besieging Seawatch! The enemies were less than a mile far, but everything was weirdly calm. The attack, however, could begin at any moment... in an hour or in a week, the enemy troops could have been right there, trying to storm the outer defenses of Seawatch.

The defenders of Seawatch were ready to face them, musket in hand. They would have held that advanced position as long as they could, then they would have retreated to the second defensive line: those positions outside the city were precarious, but still allowed to keep the enemy cannons far enough from the city.

Seawatch outpost

Carnite soldiers and civilian volunteers were fortifying a small abandoned farm outside Seawatch: placing a few wooden spikes in a choke point required minutes, but could stop the charge of a whole cavalry company.

Seawatch outpost

Reinforcing the small garrison with conscripted civilians, however, had some downsides: some were undisciplined but brave, while others had clearly never held a musket before. 

Seawatch outpost

A small group of Oleonese "merchants", coming from Fort Arltrees, had reached Seawatch right before the siege and was coordinating the defenders in the outer positions. Curiously, their leader seemed strangely expert about urban fights and irregular warfare. When asked, he always mumbled something about having fought in Charlatan Bay and quickly changed the topic.
This was likely false, but the Carnite officers didn't actually care, since his suggestions were helping to keep the Lotii out of Seawatch.

Seawatch outpost

At that very moment, the "leader of the merchants" was discussing with a Carnite officer where to bury some gunpowder barrels to create a fougasse, using those very barrels as an improvised tactical table.
His real name was Emmanuel Perrault, and he was an officer of the Oleonese military intelligence... but, there in Seawatch, he was Luc Delacroix, an Oleonese merchant trapped with his partners by the Lotii siege. He had had worse aliases, but it was still strange thinking that he would have received a medal -or he would have been buried- with a false name. He rolled the map and walked to another position, yelling orders to the militiamen... there was no time for sentimentalisms, as Emmanuel Perrault or as Luc Delacroix, he still had a siege to win!

Seawatch outpost

Overall view

I hope you like my build! As a side note, I'm using it to introduce a secondary character, Emmanuel Perrault... I don't know when I'll use him again, but I wanted to have someone (more sacrificable than my main characters) in the besieged Carnite city.

PS: After taking the photos and dismantling the build I realized that one of the muskets was chewed by one of my cats... nice! :pirate-sad

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19 minutes ago, Keymonus said:

After taking the photos and dismantling the build I realized that one of the muskets was chewed by one of my cats... nice! :pirate-sad

That looks great! A defensive position with brave patriots. The diorama is very nicely built. I like the selection and position of the people.

I can see the wear marks of the musket in the first photo. It must have been a special edition that you had to buy for a lot of money.  :pir-grin:

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I have a few chewed up muskets too. Dang cats. What a wonderfully detailed scene! Way to bring their plight to life. Hold fast Seawatch! The armada is coming!

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Nice diorama that shows the ragtag an perhaps desperate band of troops defending Seawatch.

The chewed musket is just some wear from the many battles. It adds personality to the weapon :grin:.

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Nice work and good group of defenders! Hopefully they get some relief from Madrician forces soon

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Thank you guys!
We’ll see the developments in the close future, when something more about the siege will be discovered.

There is nothing much to tell about the building itself, it’s quite simple but I like the result!

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Nice ruins and excellent use of those wand pieces (I believe they fit almost anywhere in any use)!

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