The 1/72 tabletop campaign soon reaches the walls of a fortress, so I had to come up with something imposing, yet practical. I have explained my problems with larger battles, and especially terrain, in 1/72 scale: the first compromise I had to make was building only one corner of the fort.
So I built a 40cm wall section with a gate, a 30cm wall section, a ramp and a bastion. They are made from 3mm and 4mm balsa wood, Tesco wooden bricks and decor rubber. As you will be able to see on the photos, the inside of the structure is hollow, yet the pieces are surprisingly sturdy.
I simply glued the pre-measured pieces together, then added the textures (sand and decor rubber). I primed everything dark grey, then used multiple layers of drybrush to bring it up to a brighter final color.
A unit of 1/72 Strelets figures for scale.
The horizontal sticks on the ramp aid the figures in staying on it.
The gate is also made from decor rubber.
Everything can be pulled apart and stored much more easily.
There is enough space to place cannons both on the wall, and the bastion.