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Castle attack table

2021-07-14 by David

Apologies for the gap in blog posts - I've been busy painting houses, but not at 28mm scale - just an actual house! Painted it blood red, too! haha


Today I thought you might like to see some photos of a recent gaming table we played over last month! Although the big castle was finished last winter, it's taken 6 months before we've actually had a chance to play over it! So it seemed worth putting together a double-size layout, and going MAD with the terrain.....

This was the sight that greeted my guest players! Some of them had never seen a real gaming table before, and their reaction was awesome!

This is two 3x3 mats placed together, on two separate levels.

Such a great view, looking up through the little town to the castle at the top.

This is the lower half of the table - the village outside the castle gates.

Here you can see Mori-clan troops attacking the defenders up the main road.

What better time to play some cool jazz-flute, than in the middle of the battle?! Pochi the dog likes it, anyway...

Defenders surge out of the gatehouse to push the attackers back.

Musketmen on the rooftops lay down a hail of fire on the castle walls.

Archers on the left flank shoot from the relative safety of a stone bridge.

But you have to consider, what do they hope to gain by attacking such strong fortifications.....?

.... well, the efforts of the defenders are focused on the front wall, so maybe there's something else going on?

Let's take a look behind the walls....

Aha! It's all a diversion! Ninja assassins have infiltrated from the rear, and have their real target sighted, as he strolls out of the castle doors!

Only one defender seems to have spotted the intruders so far, as he shoots at them from the ornamental pond!

Do you think their sneak attack will work?

That was a fun table to put together. Maybe next time the temple models will be making an appearance....


Hope you enjoyed these pics - let us know what you'd like to see next!


Tags: samurai  battlereport 


Nicolas Martin
2021-07-15 (Thu) 6:26AM

Absolutely breathtaking! I cannot wait for my printer to arrive so i can start printing your exquisite models. Keep up the great work, im waiting for that pagoda with bated breath.

David (3DAlienWorlds)
2021-07-15 (Thu) 7:57AM

Thanks, Nicolas! Work on the pagoda starts today....

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