Stefan assembles Royal Stronghold

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Re: Stefan assembles Royal Stronghold

Post by bernyleung » Thu May 04, 2017 8:29 pm

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Somewhat of a repeat...I also concluded the GC courtyard is waaay too small for that kind of detail, Berny. I upped the ante to 24" x 24" inside courtyard diameter...but I also have a boatload of KS3 narrow passage/crenellations, enough for about 36 x36 tiles (72" x 72")...this was intended to be an outer village wall, but I can obviously use it ofr part of a castle.

I'm leaving double thick out for now, but my allowance gives me a smaller castle with double-high. Using the KKS3 'castle' stuff I can easily do double high in most places, and still have two towers and sheds etc inside the castle courtyard.

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WOW! You bought 12 packs each of the Narrow Passage and Crenellations? I only have 3 each, but good enough for a partial fortified village wall or maybe a small fortified temple or military outpost.

I'll probably have enough KS4 walls to do a regular double-high double-thick GC with 4 corner towers, but it would look like an all-wall build with a teensy courtyard, which is kinda wacky. Visually, kind of like a fortified tennis court.

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Post by AnimeSensei » Thu May 04, 2017 3:49 pm

I would love to see some pics of how this stuff (and past DF stuff) looks in a 15mm scale environment, TLW, if you have time.
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Re: Stefan assembles Royal Stronghold

Post by GODofwar » Thu May 04, 2017 3:04 pm

BaneofHumanity wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 2:28 pm
So it would take what....10 strongholds to make castle ravenloft...
This was my problem...largely solved b/c I game almost exclusively in 15mm, so the space available is four times larger (in scale) than in 25mm.

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Re: Stefan assembles Royal Stronghold

Post by GODofwar » Thu May 04, 2017 3:03 pm

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Thu May 04, 2017 11:05 am
Even with the GC, I realized the courtyard was way too small if I wanted to build a real fortress with a variety of inner buildings (stable, keep/donjon, temple, barracks), so my biggest courtyard variant will be about quadruple the area. My next project, which will have DF extracting money from me for years, would be to go double-thick and double-high on the walls (right now have double-thick).

Somewhat of a repeat...I also concluded the GC courtyard is waaay too small for that kind of detail, Berny. I upped the ante to 24" x 24" inside courtyard diameter...but I also have a boatload of KS3 narrow passage/crenellations, enough for about 36 x36 tiles (72" x 72")...this was intended to be an outer village wall, but I can obviously use it ofr part of a castle.

I'm leaving double thick out for now, but my allowance gives me a smaller castle with double-high. Using the KKS3 'castle' stuff I can easily do double high in most places, and still have two towers and sheds etc inside the castle courtyard.

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Re: Stefan assembles Royal Stronghold

Post by GODofwar » Thu May 04, 2017 2:58 pm

Law wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 9:39 am
I can't figure things out properly until
I have the stuff in front of me. I am still trying to work out how to do my planned primary variation - a castle with no outer wall, just a large single building adorned with towers etc. It may require a lot of double thick walls (which are one of the few sets I passed on!) or some kind of elevation support for a courtyard floor. But I do like the idea.

To be fair, my interest in that dipped a bit when these videos launched. Seeing the interior courtyard with its hidden corners and stairwells and so on - it's so amazing, I'm less taken by the idea of losing the outside walls.

I may try some kind of compromise - not an outer wall, but not just a flat roof either. Something with some varied elevation at the top, smaller walls around a rooftop courtyard. Hmmmm.....

I made my plans for castles allowing for the rather large number of narrow passage/crenellation sets I bought 144, IIRC). I can do a curtain wall 72" x 72" square, so I can put a castle inside a six foot curtain wall or have the village inside that boundary and use one wall as a back castle wall.

Recall that my objective was a castle/village big enough to do a whole adventure in, with sublevels.

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Re: Stefan assembles Royal Stronghold

Post by BaneofHumanity » Thu May 04, 2017 2:28 pm

So it would take what....10 strongholds to make castle ravenloft...
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Re: Stefan assembles Royal Stronghold

Post by Blue Prophet » Thu May 04, 2017 12:42 pm

bernyleung wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 11:05 am
Even with the GC, I realized the courtyard was way too small if I wanted to build a real fortress with a variety of inner buildings (stable, keep/donjon, temple, barracks), so my biggest courtyard variant will be about quadruple the area. My next project, which will have DF extracting money from me for years, would be to go double-thick and double-high on the walls (right now have double-thick).
That proportion would look the most realistic at 28mm scale. That puts walls at close to 40 feet high, though maybe a little too thick at the top. It would take a very large layout to fit other things in too. If I had the funds and space I'd want enough to make this kind of castle too.

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Re: Stefan assembles Royal Stronghold

Post by bernyleung » Thu May 04, 2017 11:05 am

Even with the GC, I realized the courtyard was way too small if I wanted to build a real fortress with a variety of inner buildings (stable, keep/donjon, temple, barracks), so my biggest courtyard variant will be about quadruple the area. My next project, which will have DF extracting money from me for years, would be to go double-thick and double-high on the walls (right now have double-thick).

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Re: Stefan assembles Royal Stronghold

Post by Law » Thu May 04, 2017 9:39 am

I can't figure things out properly until
I have the stuff in front of me. I am still trying to work out how to do my planned primary variation - a castle with no outer wall, just a large single building adorned with towers etc. It may require a lot of double thick walls (which are one of the few sets I passed on!) or some kind of elevation support for a courtyard floor. But I do like the idea.

To be fair, my interest in that dipped a bit when these videos launched. Seeing the interior courtyard with its hidden corners and stairwells and so on - it's so amazing, I'm less taken by the idea of losing the outside walls.

I may try some kind of compromise - not an outer wall, but not just a flat roof either. Something with some varied elevation at the top, smaller walls around a rooftop courtyard. Hmmmm.....

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Re: Stefan assembles Royal Stronghold

Post by GODofwar » Thu May 04, 2017 12:25 am

LadySabelle wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 11:34 pm
GODofwar wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 11:11 pm
KS4 is so complex I nearly gave up trying to figure my order out.

Immense amount of variety, and almost infinite ability to customize.

For me, the principal value of KS4 - and my planning criteria were based entirely on these - was the ability to build a detailed interior which, combined with dungeons beneath and caverns beneath that, coul dhouse an entire adventure.

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My husband's excel spreadsheet helped me a lot when planning my KS4 pledge but it is a bit difficult to account for the many levels in a single 2D map. If I tried to add dungeons and caverns, I think my head would explode. So if you've got a plan in mind for all of that...No, I won't imagine it! It is too much.
Actually, not that hard. Old school, though.

I make a simple map on graph paper, either 1 square = 2" or 1 equals 4", depending.

That is the 'ground level'.

The ground level has marks allowing overlays to be indexed to it.

Then I use plastic sheets - usuall page protectors so they don't move too much - for each level UP. If there are two or more I use different colors for the outline, so I can tell even when stacked what level they are.

For DOWN levels, the same but I never put them on with the UP levels. I usually have three down levels - Dungeon, Sewer and Caverns.

Hope this at least sparks ideas.

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