The copy of the fort I've been sent is roughly octagonal in shape, provided with three corner walls, 4 straight walls, a gate (to be located in the 4th corner) and elevated walkways/firesteps for all the walls except the gate.
There are plans for additional elements to be produced for the Kickstarter - these include exciting pieces like an alternative fortified gate, watchtower and ladders and further walkways. As with the other Fogu kits I've worked with, the detail is second to none, with beautiful crisp casts of different metal, brick and wood textures.
Each section is also unique - there are no duplicates casts in the set I was provided.
The gateway is wide enough for a small vehicle, and the space inside the fort could be filled with trade goods or even small shelters. I particularly like how the gate section has been reinforced with girders driven into the ground. The gate itself works on a simple hinge mechanism and can be opened and closed.
I painted this set up to match the colours from my earlier Fogou shack. I went for a rusty brown across much of the set, livened up with yellow, blue and grey panels (all of course given a healthy dose of weathering). I added a few scrawled slogans and some stencilled numbers and letters to add interest. The wood was all painted to look like it had been sunbleached, and then I gave the entire fort a drybrush with a dark tan.
Playing around with layouts could give you a defensive line across the board, or perhaps a section of a fortified wall from a much larger settlement.
Here are all the different pieces that comprise the fort set:
- Straight walls and walkways:
- Corner walls and walkways:
- The gate:
And all the pieces of the set together:
I've been meaning to get round to painting up a few other Fogou shacks I still have, and was playing around a few days ago to see how they could be incorporated into the fort.
I figure I can insert some into the wall sections and give me more interior space to put some shacks inside the fort for a proper scrap town! I can't wait to add to this set - keep an eye out for the Kickstarter so you can pick up one of your own.