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Title: Bennain's Fort
Post by: bennain on March 19, 2006, 01:02:35 pm
Yesterday I've spend a lot of time to build this "small" Fort. Before I started, I need some "Doping" to get inspiration!  :D
Title: Bennain's Fort
Post by: bennain on March 19, 2006, 01:05:18 pm
The building material:
Title: Bennain's Fort
Post by: bennain on March 19, 2006, 01:07:46 pm
Step by step to the final:
Title: Bennain's Fort
Post by: bennain on March 19, 2006, 01:09:36 pm
Some pictures with soldiers (Overview):
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Post by: bennain on March 19, 2006, 01:11:20 pm
Details 1:
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Post by: bennain on March 19, 2006, 01:14:59 pm
Details 2:
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Post by: bennain on March 19, 2006, 01:17:58 pm
Details 3:
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Post by: Flash on March 19, 2006, 05:54:23 pm
as i already said in the german board, great pics and a very nice fort bennain!  :D
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Post by: GaiusIulius on March 19, 2006, 06:56:23 pm
the pizza looks very tasty  :lol: , no lets be serious this fort looks great, I love every detail.
Title: Bennain's Fort
Post by: cheng on March 20, 2006, 03:11:34 am
ENVY ENVY !!

hope you dont mind me asking this here Bannain,
i have been checking on ACW...
only the confederates have those red or blue topped caps...

i often am restricted by my own need to be accurate
...so can somebody tell me if i can also give red or blue topped caps to my northerners too?
Title: Bennain's Fort
Post by: Richard on March 20, 2006, 04:53:17 am
Yes, Cheng ...

Although the regular Union (Northern) Army did not usually wear red kepis for artillery, yellow kepis for cavalry and blue kepis for infantry like the regular Confederate (Southern) Army, there were some volunteer Union regiments that did.

The Union Army did, however, follow the same rule of red for artillery, yellow for cavalry and blue for infantry as the Confederate Army, but with trouser stripes and rank (chevrons for enlisted and shoulder devices for officers).

The Union Army used more than just red (scarlet), yellow and blue (light blue). Here is a list of the colors used for the different branches of service:
Artillery-scarlet;
Cavalry-yellow;
Engineers-scarlet piped with orange;
Hospital Corps-maroon piped with white;
Infantry-light blue;
Ordnance-black piped with scarlet;
Post QM Sergeant-buff;
Signal Corps-orange piped with white.

Here are some Union "Volunteer" examples:

(http://www.military-historians.org/company/plates/images/785.gif)
Battery A (Chicago Light Artillery),
1st Illinois Light Artillery, 1859-1862

(http://www.military-historians.org/company/plates/images/574.gif)
Salem Zouaves,
Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 1861

(http://www.military-historians.org/company/plates/images/67.gif)
2nd Regiment,
New Hampshire Volunteer Militia, 1861

Hope that helps, Cheng ...

All the best,
Richard
Title: Bennain's Fort
Post by: cheng on March 20, 2006, 05:29:30 am
thanks for such a comprehensive reply, Richard! (Funky once typed a whole lot for me too in playmoboard but i didnt see them in any pictures/drawings)

it will also benefit many of us ACW 'addicts' who are not so well-informed  :P

my initial knowledge from my airfix days was just 'simple' blues vs greys....
....then i found out confederates are more correct with blue trousers
and now northerners with full grey uniforms  :shock:   :roll:   :P   :D

if only you can wear more hats on your avatar  :wink:
Title: Bennain's Fort
Post by: bennain on March 20, 2006, 11:50:29 am
For those who want to see more pics from my Fort: http://www.playmo-sammler.de/galerie/fort

Here are some new pics, because after the first foto session I have new decorated with other troops.

Enjoy
Bennain
Title: Bennain's Fort
Post by: Richard on March 20, 2006, 03:14:08 pm
Thanks for the link, Bennain ...

Great pictures !!!
Title: Bennain's Fort
Post by: El Jinete on March 20, 2006, 05:58:15 pm
Nice fort Bennain! Make me want to get into the western theme!!! I liked your battle photos as well...

Thanks for posting,
El Jinete
Title: Bennain's Fort
Post by: cheng on March 21, 2006, 11:34:11 am
hey Bennain,
lucky for us, your command of English is good....otherwise we would be short of a member here who can contribute to our history and customising skills (there were several spanish/german/french-only-speaking customisers who i never was able to communicate with in the past)

your fort/armies are so big....are you not worried you'll have nothing else to do soon? :wink:
Title: Re: Bennain's Fort
Post by: da Hugh on December 24, 2006, 07:20:37 am
I have the Fort Bravo and Fort Randall sets, although I am missing the HQ front of the buildings for Ft. Bravo.  However, what I have will make a very large Fort.  But, it seems that Playmobil has discontinued the ACW sets for both armies.  I would be lucky to get enought klickies to man 1 Fort.

All the good sets are discontinued, ACW, the soldiers from the Pirate line as well as the buildings for the Western and Medieval themes.

Good Luck with your armies.

-- Don
Title: Re: Bennain's Fort
Post by: Dan on December 24, 2006, 10:20:27 am
That is very nice!