Having written a very well received post on building the Grand Redoubt for our Borodino game I can only refer you to that if you want the "how to" stuff as I used the exact same method and materials for these two babies - obviously smaller place mats! There's a link to the tutorial post near the bottom of the page under "popular post".
|My two new redoubts finished and ready for action. Might dry brush the grass a little otherwise done.|
|The interior showing the firing platform and hasty plank work.|
|Aerial shot - resin gabions.|
|More hasty plank work detail - very pleased with these!|
|Russian horse artillery manning the position.|
|Same battery different angle.|
|Size comparison alongside the Grand Redoubt which takes 6 x 12lb guns and has wolf pits.|
|Same again different angle.|
|Same again with dead French people on the parapet.|
This project was great fun and remarkably quick to complete. Like the Grand Redoubt modelling project it is vital to let everything dry between phases – this just means being mature about it rather than charging ahead and messing things up.
Now we just need a scenario requiring two spanking new redoubts and that’s no hardship, any ideas?