Here is a random selection of North African desert forts…
Adam, a loyal reader of this blog, kindly provided me with pictures of his Foreign Legion desert outpost. He says that “the basic structure is foamcore with a plaster skin; timber roofs and ladders are balsa…and it isn’t based on a particular historical fort (but would be located somewhere) in the Sud-Oranais in about 1908. The rather lonely Legionnaire is a converted 1914 French infantryman from Great War Miniatures.” It looks very solid with a nice basing job…the perfect display prop that would probably fit on a bookshelf for some extra finely painted miniatures or it can be the Rif objective number one for a table top miniatures game.
Another interesting Moroccan / Saharan building that I found somewhere on the web was noted as a granary. It would be an interesting blockhouse as well and the pictures serve as a good scratch-building reference to the type of brick work, stucco, and colors one would see in the North African desert.
Lastly, I had these three pictures laying around in my collection; one of Fort Flatters, one of Fort Lallemand and a ground level shot of Fort Flatters. Notice the wire obstacles around Flatters that probably went up right after the Great War.
Camarón Day is this Thursday!