|Round dowel is cut and fly screen repair material wrapped around the dowel.|
|Different size dowel is used to add variety.|
|I tried using a filler and an expanding glue. I went with the glue as it was quicker (but a bit messy).|
|Bases are covered in PVA glue and dipped into model railway ballast.|
|The pieces are first painted a light grey and once dry, painted with a watered down dark brown.|
|The wicker of the gabions are dry brushed with a light grey.|
|The earth is then given a reddish brown wash and a final dry brush of a light sand colour.|
|Everything gets a painted with a varnish and before it drys some flock is carefully sprinkled as a final touch. The green flock was added as a last minute idea as the defences were looking too drab.|
So while I have yet to write any rules for a siege game. Here are a few photos of how I hope my games will look. I use brown felt cut into strips of various size for the parallels and communication trenches. The siege work terrain is placed on the parallel strips.
|Three parallels have been constructed.|
|A defenders view|
I now need to make a couple siege mortars for besieging army.