Warrior Tower . A MOC depicting 13 different warriors, from the past to the future. .
Behold the glory of the 13 story Warrior’s Tower! No, really, behold, it means to look, to view, to gander….sheesh
Neanderthal Man: Neanderthals were a type of early hominid that lived on the planet earth between about 200,000 to 30,000 years ago. This fine fellow sports a heavy club as his weapon of choice.
Homo Sapien Man: Modern humans evolved from archaic Homo sapiens in Africa in the Middle Paleolithic, about 200,000 years ago. By the beginning of the Upper Paleolithic 50,000 BCE, full behavioral modernity, including language, music and other cultural universals had developed. Here we see a early human armed with a spear.
Egyptian Warrior: These warriors were considered to be the elite group of the army and formed the backbone of the Egyptian armed forces. The Warriors were called "Braves of the King" in respect of their status with the King. These were an elite group that was responsible for leading and guiding the entire army in the battlefield. They would plan all the strategic attacks and personally led all the important battles. This warrior is armed with a sickle sword as would have been used during the Middle Kingdom (240-1640 BCE).
Hoplite Warrior: Sparta was a city-state in ancient Greece. Militarily powerful, Sparta acted as the overall leader during the Greco-Persian Wars between 431 and 404 BCE. Spartan warriors, also known as hoplites, were armed with a long spear called a doru, and a shield. They fought in formations called phalanxes.
Roman Legionnaire: The Roman army of Augustus’ time (0-100 CE) is referred to as the “classic legion”. Under Julius Caesar, the army had become a highly efficient and thoroughly professional body, brilliantly led and staffed. This soldier is armed with a short sword called a “Gladius” and the standard shield called a “Scutum”.
Medieval Knight: The medieval knight was the equivalent of the modern tank. Knights were covered in multiple layers of armor, and could plow through foot soldiers standing in his way. This knight who would have roamed Europe during between 1400-1485 CE, is armed with a heavy sword to add to his defensive armour.
Samurai Warrior: These warriors were the military nobility of middle ages Japan. This warrior would have lived between 1500-1565 CE. The samurai was armed with a long, sharp sword called a “katana”, we understand that one cannot cook bacon on a katana.
British Infantryman: The sun never sets on the British Empire, and these soldiers were one of the main reasons why. This solider would be circa 1700-1815 CE. He is armed with the standard British infantry musket, called a “Brown Bess”. (Lego muskets look far older than what a Brown Bess would have looked like).
American Infantryman (Late 1800’s): From the time of the American Civil War (1861-1865 CE) through the Indian Wars (1800-1900 CE), the American infantryman wore a standard blue uniform, usually darker than the one depicted here. This soldier is armed with an 1836 Springfield musket.
American Infantryman (1940-1960): During the between 1940 and 1970 CE the American Infantryman showed his quality in battles from the jungles of Southeast Asia, across the Pacific Ocean and over to Western Europe. Armed with an M1 Garand rifle, these soldiers fought around the world during the Second World War, the Korean War and into the Vietnam war.
British SAS Special Forces: The British SAS, or Special Air Service, is an elite Special Forces regiment that has served as the model for most other Special Forces groups including the US Navy Seals, and Delta Force. This commando, armed with an MP-40 sub-machine gun and dressed in all black, is ready to punish the enemies of England during the Cold War (1946-1989 CE).
Space Marine: Sometime in our near future, brave men and women may venture forth to do battle in space. This Space Marine, seen around the time of the Moon War (2099-2103 CE), is a member of the WDA (Western Democratic Alliance), a military and economic group representing the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Canada, Japan, Korea and New Zealand. He is armed with an M-7 particle blaster.
Intergalactic Infantry: In Earth’s distant future, (2175-2275 CE) the planet has united and all of the former nations are one. Life on other planets has been discovered and just as humans fought over territory on Earth, now planets fight over livable planets in space. The backbone of the Earth military is the Intergalactic infantry. Armed with an x-88 laser sword, and an M-99 laser rifle, these brave men and women fight their way across the galaxy raising the banner of Earth. After all, aliens deserve Starbucks coffee too!
Some extra pics of the tower.
Dem Notes: This idea came about while I was building the “Journey To Immortality” Vig. This is not a vig as the base is 16x16, but it is the same idea. I had some trouble with the height for a second, but that was overcome and thus, I give you my 13 level timeline. Hope you enjoyed it. What? Oh yes, the non-Lego elements are Brickforge and Brickarms stuff. Which one of you knuckleheads said I was a purist?