Sunday, February 24, 2019

City walls finished

The weekend turned out to be a lot busier than I expected. There's also a howling Great Lakes gale making life interesting and a little alarming at times, but at least I finished the Sudan city walls.

Corrugated card from pizza boxes glues together nicely with a hot glue gun, takes spackle and craft paint well, and is sturdy enough to stand up to a lot of handling. It's also cheap! The crenelations were cut using a triangular-section rat tail file, which is about as fast as and a lot less messy and dust-making than using a Dremel. I painted everything a base shade of beige, followed by a darker shade in the ruined section and along the bases of the walls for the ground. Once dry I followed it with a dry brush of magnolia white over the upper reaches of the walls, towers and gatehouse to give that dry and dusty look. All doors and windows were drawn in using a pencil because I find that black paint looks too stark and unrealistic in this scale.

The battlements are wide enough to take single bases of Mahdist and Imperial infantry. The gatehouse can take a full company of British, Indian or Egyptian infantry, along with a 7 pdr screw gun or a Gatling gun on the battlements. Heavier pieces wouldn't be sited on the battlements due to difficulty getting the weapons up there. The towers can take half a company of Imperial infantry each.

So, walls and towers and gatehouse all finished. Time to test them out in a game. Watch this space...

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