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Offline Tim Haslam

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Help with scenery, please
« on: June 25, 2021, 12:04:16 PM »
Iím actually playing ancients, using North African Numidians.
Iím allowed ďfield fortificationsĒ but not sure what these should look like.
After much thought, Iím thinking very similar to Zulu Kraal.

Are there any companies out there making Zulu Kraal scenery?
28mm or perhaps smaller scales because it could be quite big in real life.
So 20mm or even 15mm?

Thanks

Offline Diablo Jon

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Re: Help with scenery, please
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2021, 12:33:37 PM »
I can't think of any I made my own out of sticks and a hot glue gun for my Ngoni army



Tbh if I was looking for field fortifications I'd be looking at that staple of African warfare the thorn bomba which was defence made from chopped down thorn bush.

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Re: Help with scenery, please
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2021, 01:16:15 PM »
Good tip,
Now how do I make/buy that!

Offline Digits

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Re: Help with scenery, please
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2021, 01:32:02 PM »
Iíd be tempted to use coconut hairÖ..like used in plant holders?
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Re: Help with scenery, please
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2021, 01:48:30 PM »
As Digits said coconut fibre for hanging baskets is what I used for my thorn bomba there is a link to how I made mine on my blog here it really is very easy.

https://jonsotherwargamesblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/21/european-camp/


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Re: Help with scenery, please
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2021, 01:58:07 PM »
Funnily enough Iíve just logged back on to say Iíve bought some coconut fibre scrubbing pads off eBay for a fiver, so Iíll have a go at making them myself.
Iíll post on my Numidian army thread when I get going on them.

Cheers guys.

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Re: Help with scenery, please
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2021, 06:55:40 AM »
Sorry but I disagree. Zulu lived in South Africa, Numidians in the opposite side of Africa. I mean if you want to build a Huron camp you do not use Aztec's one. North Africa in that period was much less desertified. Specifically which wars and enemies? I suggest a sort of Roman wood palisade more rough . Anyway if you play against Scipio remember it must be fireproof, if you play later period spare the money to bribe the Roman generals, only possibility...to ally with them against Carthago lol
In this site you can find some ideas: https://stwiddy.wordpress.com/tag/numidians/
Those are my 2 cents...

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Help with scenery, please
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2021, 06:01:03 PM »
Yes agreed, typical British bloke thinking everyone is the same in Africa!  lol
It was more a case of the closest thing I could think of as easy build quick fortifications.

Apologies for any upset.
Thanks for the pointer.

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Re: Help with scenery, please
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2021, 07:52:40 AM »
you are welcome Tim The right process should be:
step 1 which material / scenery do I already have?
step 2 build a rigorous theory that perfectly justify the use of that material in the scenario;
step 3 wargame!
All the best
 

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Re: Help with scenery, please
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2021, 04:20:59 PM »
Beach mat reeds!   Versatile, easy, and cheap!  (Thats what the weemen say about me)
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Re: Help with scenery, please
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2021, 08:09:28 AM »
 lol You need to edit your post!

The Ďwee mení lol

 

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