Building Hastings Battlefield

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Building Hastings Battlefield

Postby Rod » Sun May 27, 2018 12:40 pm

Hastings battlefield in the workshop
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Re: Building Hastings Battlefield

Postby Piyan Glupak » Mon May 28, 2018 4:44 am

Looks interesting. By the way, I think that the ground that you can see and walk over now has changed a little since the battle was fought. I can't remember where I read it, but I have a feeling that the ridge was flattened a bit when they built the abbey.

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Re: Building Hastings Battlefield

Postby Rod » Mon May 28, 2018 12:35 pm

It has been changed and there is some evidence it's the wrong hill anyway :)

I am modelling the slope of a hill with "semi-secure" flanks if the Saxons setup approximately 2 deep, it is loosely based on some old maps I have, my own tour of the ground plus what I need to make the battle fit the general descriptions.

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Re: Building Hastings Battlefield

Postby Gregorius » Tue May 29, 2018 12:33 am

What are the dimensions of the board Rod and is it for 15mm or 28mm figures? It should look spectacular when finished.

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Re: Building Hastings Battlefield

Postby Rod » Tue May 29, 2018 1:00 am

When finished it will be 4ftX10ft.

Designed for 28mm on 80mm wide bases.

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Re: Building Hastings Battlefield

Postby Gregorius » Wed May 30, 2018 8:43 am

Wow, that's huge! It'll be a buggar to transport.

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Re: Building Hastings Battlefield

Postby Rod » Wed May 30, 2018 11:18 am

That is why I have a Chevy Pickup :)

It is light enough though for one person to carry each section.

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Re: Building Hastings Battlefield

Postby Bill Hupp » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:13 pm

Rod,

I think your hill will be generic enough to use for other things.
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Re: Building Hastings Battlefield

Postby Rod » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:29 am

Bill, I am sure it will be usable.

I have started the carving process.
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Re: Building Hastings Battlefield

Postby Bill Hupp » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:44 pm

Can we see some figures on that slope? How did you decide the angle of the slope?
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