The base was ply-wood, but most of the walls and roof are cardboard.
It's footprint is about 18" x 24" (35 x 60 cm), excluding the rather long ramp (it's detachable).The height of the castle is about 18" from the tabletop.
Like the Mosque featured in last week's post this too was copied from an issue of "Wargames Illustrated" (or the other one).
|View of the ;other; side of the model|
All the roofs lift off and the main keep (or Donjon if you prefer) has lift off segments, enabling figures to 'fight' inside.
|Dust in the gatehouse ! (bit boring really)|
|Rear view of the model (bit obvious)|
|Gatehouse with "28mm" figure for scale|
|Entrance with opening doors!|
|Walkway with roof removed|
|Corner building (the room below is inaccessible)|
|Back-wall walkway and door to corner (building|
|Dust ! (obligatory boring picture)|
|Top floor of the keep|
|Next floor down|
|Third floor down from the top (bored yet ?)|
|Bottom two floors, with 'walkway' for troops , enabling access to the ground floor)|
|Ground floor entrance (with added dust !)|
If I was to build another (I doubt I will) I would make it more realistic and without those anachronistic re-roofs !
A have quite a few samurai figures, and some did see action about three years ago on the table in a game of Saga, organised by my #1 son for me and a visiting fellow blogger (ex blogger now) - though using less than half my forces it seemed more of a skirmish than a battle.
That's it then for yet another week, one in which this blog has been the only hobby-related activity I've managed.
I hope there was something to interest you in this self-indulgent trip down memory lane and if you inclined to comment, it will be truly welcome and much appreciated.