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Written by Sir A Baristan   
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
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The Idea to put the castle on here was first and foremost, I admit to show it off. But in hindsight I thought to myself "Who better to show it to then you? To ask...What I should add? What colours should I use? and what should a true Bretonnian Castle look like? So please feel free to comment, and post your criticism, (be polite)...and now without any further ado.

My Lords...Ladies of Bretonnia. The Castle (Yet to be named)

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 The Castle has been, and still is a work of pure evolution. You’ll see photos all along the way through the design, and see how it’s changed and progressed with time.
 
The way I work, as with most sculptures, is with an idea, which constantly changes and grows as I work on it. I get a kick out of designing something which no other Warhammer player has yet dreamed or dared of making. Movies, and past castles that I’ve visited, with a very large amount of imagination, have all lent their hands in this project.
 
The idea: To build a distinctive Bretonnian Castle, one I can use in a game(where appropriate) or just as a mere display piece, so show off to every Bretonnian player out there.
 
I think a Castle is as much as personal and important as your army you represent. And I would encourage any DIY enthusiast to pick up that craft knife and get hacking! 
 
I am looking for a name for this castle, Bear in mind its ancient High Elven heritage. Possible names I’ve considered are Castle Carcassonne, Lou Touradou, Sibourne,and Castle Desfleuve. Any other ideas please let me know, and enjoy the article! 

    The inspiration behind this castle, probly began with a lifetime of fascination with castles, and history. I have a passion for making models and after making woods, a tavern, and a fort for my warhammer figures, a castle seemed like the next big challenge. The Bretonnian army, seems to more based on the French in the medieval times then the English, and so I looked to French castles to fuel this fascination. One French castle from which this inspiration sprung was the fantasy castle of Peirofonds. Sitting on domminant struck of cliff, in a picturesque little village. 

 Constructed entierly from Blue foam board, (which is strong, rigid, and very easy to cut) thick cardboard, a variety of glues and adhesives, filler, plaster, and bitz.  

 The rest, imagination and a whole lot of improvisation! 

 

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:An Orc raiding party, jumps out of the wood.

 

In siege conditions, the castle could hold a garrison of one hundred defenders. Not including possible room for others in the vaults bellow the Castle hill. The Castle contains room for 40 defenders on the walls and towers, 63 arrow slits, and old cannon in the old chapel window. 3 walls, strong gatehouse, and one of my favourite parts, made specially for the army of Bretonnia, a Trebuchet platform! The castle does have its own well, and stables beneath the keep. Five battle towers, and the new addition of the Octagon tower,(replaces the D tower) ensuring that all angles of approach are catered for.

    

 

 


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