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
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
Mk5: Two storey (ground floor, gallery and ramparts),
probably about the same size as the Mk2, fitted
on a 32x32 baseplate exactly.
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.
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.