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Fort Mk5
My desert fort, designed to fit onto a 32x32 baseplate.
About this creation
This is the ultimate evolution of my basic fort design using all of the standards established in the previous designs.

The Fort is home to a section of the Royal Tabnerian Rifles who maintain the colonial influence in this area as well as regional peace and stability (in other words to stop the local tribes fighting amongst themselves and as a result disrupting trade). A second section can be accomodated in the short term during periods of unrest. Not all of the unit garisonned at the fort would be there at any one time as the need to patrol could mean elements would be absent for up to a week at a time.

The evolution of the Forts:
Mk1: Single storey (ground floor and ramparts),
fitted on the middle of a 48x48 baseplate.
Mk2: Two storey (ground floor, gallery and ramparts),
slightly larger than Mk1, fitted on the middle
of a 48x48 baseplate.
Mk3: Two storey (ground floor, gallery and ramparts),
larger than Mk2, fitted on a 48x48 baseplate
exactly.
Mk4: Two storey (ground floor, gallery and ramparts),
much larger than Mk3 and had more turrets, size
of 70x70 studs and of modular construction.
Mk4a: The Mk4 using less of the modules, measuring
50x50 studs.
Mk5: Two storey (ground floor, gallery and ramparts),
probably about the same size as the Mk2, fitted
on a 32x32 baseplate exactly.



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   Under Construction 1: the foundations.



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   Under Construction 2: ground floor.



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   Under Construction 3: ground floor ceiling/gallery level walkway.



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   Under Construction 4: gallery level.



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   Under Construction 5: gallery level ceiling/rampart level walkway.



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   Under Construction 6: the ramparts.



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   From the front.



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   From the rear.



Comments

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  May 5, 2009
very good. Very creative too
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  May 4, 2009
Epic! I love the window slits and the overall shape looks fantastic!
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  May 4, 2009
nicely done
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  May 4, 2009
i like it
  May 4, 2009
Awesome creation you've got there. It has the real desert feel because of the tan colours and the shape. The design is simple but very effective. Overall the MOC is very well executed. Great job!
 I made it 
  May 4, 2009
Quoting Commander Bly at ferst i thot well it dosent have de tale .but the truth is those forts dont have detale sooooo on be half of that its grate. congrats on moc of the day. 5 stars :D
Thanks, I think. (And thanks to everyone else too.) Would people posting comments please read over what you've typed and check your spelling, before you post it, otherwise it can be almost unreadable. It does not reflect well on you either, if you don't.
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  May 4, 2009
Awesome! Nice fort and troops!
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  May 4, 2009
at ferst i thot well it dosent have de tale .but the truth is those forts dont have detale sooooo on be half of that its grate. congrats on moc of the day. 5 stars :D
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  May 4, 2009
I noticed some other comments from people complaining about this needing details. Apparently these people have never been to nor seen the desert forts of north Africa, nor the adobe forts of the Spanish of New Mexico and the Camino de Royal. They are no non-sense, simple, and effective in design with zero thrills. Essentially, they are high, thick walls meant to stop bullets, spears and arrows, with window slits to allow foreign legion (or whoever) a chance to shoot back with rifles. I would only say one thing to improve the accuracy of this MOC: remove the window slits on the first floor; raiders can ride up on their camel and throw a fire brand through and cause all sorts of trouble. One thing you did succeed on was the design of the towers internally. They have that angle shape meant to divert the impact of bullets and cannon balls. By the way, love the tan because that really makes this look like a desert fort.
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  May 4, 2009
nice work great design and use of bricks
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  May 4, 2009
!!!!!
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  May 4, 2009
Nicely done, I like the choice of color. Looks great!-Dylan
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  April 7, 2009
Pretty cool,please tell me where you got the idia and pieces. im a new to this think you can help me get some idia on something to build
David Tabner
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Bradley DeBildt
  June 6, 2008
Congrats on MOC of the Day. The outside is good but it could use some interior work.
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  June 6, 2008
AWESOME FORT! Where did you get all of the pieces?
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  June 6, 2008
I rate many things with 5 stars,but I really mean this.THIS IS AWSOME!
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  June 6, 2008
The design is tremendous! I'd have rated it higher if there was more of an emphasis on the interior. But other than that, this is an excellent piece. Congrats on MOTD!
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  June 6, 2008
very nice, the inside looks simple but practical
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  June 6, 2008
MOCotd! Great job. I really like it. It does seam a bit small, thought, and it could use a good interior.
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  December 30, 2007
congrats! and real nice. like the other guy said, real playable.
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  December 30, 2007
This is awesome! It looks really playable.
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  December 30, 2007
Nice, the tan color rocks!! all those floors. you only should add some detail on the windows. Bruno
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  January 14, 2005
Clean and simple. Simple is good. I especially like reinforced walls on the ground level. I would hate to have to be the one attacking that place.
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  January 5, 2005
Speechless..................................... ONLY way to destroy it is nuke it. Nice!!!!!!! Keep the good work!
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  September 19, 2004
Nice Fort.
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  September 7, 2004
Very nice, but a bit too plain.
 
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