Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hirst blocks

Sorry for being slow on my HISTORICON REPORT, but I had to check out my new acquisition. While at HISTORICON I attended a seminar on casting Hirst building blocks.  Since this was his last class, he offered some blocks for sale and as gifts.  I acquired some blocks that could be enough for 2 octagonal towers.  Finally at home, I have inventoried my blocks and find I do not have enough arrow/gun slits to make 2 towers. After a couple of ideas didn't pass muster, I have settled upon a border fort.  I will be using it in my Schwabian Wars and for Jackson Gamers Medieval / Renaissance games.
The border fort / castle will have 1 octagonal tower, a gate, and walls with octagonal corners.
I have enough blocks to make the walls tall enough to give a good impression with my 40mm Prince August.
The top of the tower will provide a great observation post.
I plan to build the forts walls 1 block thick and then place foam to provide the walkway and support the walls.  The tower will not be made to come apart as I will provide trays to hold the troops inside.