Last weekend I for some unknown reason got the urge to make a Roman Marching Fort. I was not going to make the full fort but one that you can put behind your army or on the side of the table for added effect. I have seen so many other such forts and camps on numerous tabletops but none on gaming tables, here in Townsville.
The fort I made, I know is not historically correct, but was only to be very simple, plus I guess it seems like a little to much hard work for something I was going to make in a weekend. I also did not want to put in the ditch to the front and sides either as I am going to use it for the wars involving Alexanders Successors and I was not sure on the detail required for their construction.
The material I used were items I found lying around the house, styrofoam for the walls, dowel for the battlements, static grass and sand from Gameswork, plus a little help from my daughters' pencil sharpener - to sharpen the stakes. Then after a little dry brushing and placing of some extra long dry grass for effects the fort turn out OK. Anyway I was pretty proud of my little job and maybe you will see it in use sometime this year.