A band of pirates launch an attack against the lone sentry on patrol in a small harbor town (Let's call it Brickton). This sequence shows the moment that Stinky Pete rushes down the roof to leap unto the unsuspecting guard while Pennington lies in wait around the corner with a musket. Cap'n Redbeard and first mate Haversham are also ready to pounce, but the real question is "Where is Scurvy Muldoon?" Obviously, he's inside the Yellow Dog Saloon havin' a tankard of ale!
Why are they on the roof? It makes 'em feel as though they're in the rigging aboard ship!
About this creation
Scene 1: After scrambling to the rooftops to make sure there were no guards manning the walls of the old powder magazine, Cap'n Redbeard and First Mate Haversham follow Stinky Pete as he launches the attack on the guard. To the left is part of the wall surrounding the magazine -- it originally was going to be part of a MOC of Redwall Abbey (based on the Brian Jacques books).
Here comes Stinky Pete! (This whole MOC started when I was messing around trying to see if I could make an angled roof. It's a little steep, perhaps, but I was happy with the result.)
Pennington is ready with his trusty musket, Widdermaker. The guard won't know what hit him, if Pennington actually hits the target for once!
No comment here, but I like how these round plates make the gun carriage similar to the wheeled cannons aboard ship, I think. But what do I know? Two issues here: I couldn't find a way to attach the axles to the base (problem solved, I think) and I should have slapped a round tile over the plates. Oh well.
The view you'd have from above if you had a helicopter with noise suppression back in the 1690s or so.
I finally got around to adding some words to the pictures. Yes, the red wall is the magazine (that's where ammunition and weapons were stored and, yes, it was called that aboard ship and on land). Thanks for the reminder that I needed to do some 'splainin'!