For my second idea, I found a wagon and hand gunners in my pile of unpainted figures. Corvinus' Black Army employed protected battlewagons so I decided to use Green Stuff to turn an ordinary wagon into a protected battle wagon. This required me to build a very thin wooden wall onto one side of the wagon from which the handgunners would have protection while loading and firing. Try as I might, my skills with Green Stuff modelling putty are not sufficient to convert a wagon into a Hussite-like fortress on wheels.
In the process of this failed conversion, I snapped a wheel off of the wagon. My first inclination was to curse my ineptitude. My second was to use the busted wagon as the centerpiece of my camp. BINGO!!!!
I'm just happy that I've been able to incorporate an Impetus-like diorama into Field of Glory! Here's a shot that incorporates a dime to show the 15mm scale for nonmodellers. The medieval tent is by Baueda and it is spectacular. I'll be using Baueda for all of my tents in the future! Figures and wagon are by Essex and quite excellent themselves.
|The rarely seen "dime" pavis.|
It occurred to on me that I need some fortifications to my Ottoman Turks army so I got about building them. These were made with Durhams Water Putty thickly mixed and slapped on Litko bases. Woodland Scenic Fine Ballast over the top with glue/water mix. Fortifications will give my Janissary foot an assist when fighting on wide open Knight-centric battlefields. And as a bonus, having the Janissary fight from behind fortifications is also historically correct!
|When Accident became Providence!|
|No, you can't eat them|