I started with some corner towers and some walls from the Middle Eastern range of Warbases buildings.
Plan A is to build a small fort using these separate components and they come out looking like this.
Nicely scaled for 28mm although I think you could probably get away with 15mm troops as well.
The walkways are 50mm deep so there is plenty of room to place defending figures on the walls as well as the tower tops.
Historically I would have glued all these pieces together and mounted them on a baseboard and would probably have great fun attacking and defending this little fort. Once the game is over where does it go? A small fort like this is just about A4 paper size so would fit onto a reasonable sized shelf.
But, what if I wanted a bigger fort or a fort with a different shape or a fort I can change about. OK, keep the bits separate from each other.
But, but, then they keep getting knocked over and pushed out of place.
OK, so you take a corner tower like so.
And you temporarily stick a wall onto it.
And you stick another tower, temporarily to the wall.
And keep on going ...
Wait a minute, I'm missing something here. What are these shiny bits on the endwalls?
Ha, magnets, wonderful.
So all the bits and pieces stick together.
With a bit of reconfiguring you can make a city wall.
Add in a few more towers and walls and Robert is your uncle. I'll need to get some more ordered ASAP.
And when the game is over grab all the bits and stick them in a box.
Stay tuned into your favourite 'secret' project for Part Two coming up.