Some Desert Forts

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!

About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.
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2 Responses to Some Desert Forts

  1. Ethan Reiff says:

    Very nice work, Adam! Jack, thanks for posting those pics, and also the pics of the Saharan Granary and those three other forts. Even though it’s a couple of days early… Vive Cameron.


  2. Chris McKenna says:

    Do you think he’ll sell it?


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