|A relatively simple African fort.|
The European side of the Beimbach-Schönau project does not really allow me to build anything impressive as the cities are far too large to depict in 28mm scale.
In contrast, the modest nature of our overseas possessions opens up the possibility of small forts and fortified harbours.
After some sketching and research over the past weekend, I have decided upon a small trading fort with a "Vaubanesque" flavour - although the structure will be far from textbook. Perhaps a bastion and a few earthworks - remember this would have been built by a largely native workforce and the emphasis is on protection against local raiders rather than sophisticated European engineering.
In terms of size, something along the lines of a West African fort (such as St.Sebastian ) is most likely. My plans, although drawn, are very rudimentary so I will refrain from sharing them at the moment!
Once this posting is made I shall be venturing into the black-hole also known as the garage in order to find a few bits and bobs that can be used in the construction. I have enough flower arrangers' oasis to be going along with but I am unsure of the styrofoam and carpet roll stock levels...