Many war games include rules for a siege of fortresses. This is a very interesting but rare scenario because it requires some special supplements such as a fortress and a lot of siege equipment.
The most effective siege engine is a siege tower that is basically a huge structure on wheels. The tower is higher than the fortress walls (model height is 21.5 cm or 8 inches).
Archers and crossbowmen are standing at the top of the tower; their mission is to support the infantry during the siege. Assault troops are staying inside the tower on the second tier with a gangplank (bridge). While the tower is approaching the besieged fortress, the gangplank is raised and the soldiers are protected. When the tower reaches its destination, the bridge is being lowered on the city wall and the assault troops rush into battle.
The Siege tower is compatible with miniatures of 28 mm and 25 mm scale.
The gangplank is equipped with a valid lifting mechanism. Also there is a special platform with tracks and windlass – a model of the real mechanism that moved these huge buildings.
The set is supplemented with 22 figures of the attacking warriors, defenders, archers, crossbowmen, two knights and others. In addition you can also find a shooting ballista and a small supply of arrows. You can place the ballista inside a tower and shoot it through the open window or place it on the top of the siege tower.
The model is made of durable cardboard of 1.5 millimeter thick; it has double-sided full-color printing and embossing (note that embossing is a unique technology for cardboard models!). The model could be easily assembled without glue or scissors. It is provided with colorful language independent step-by-step instructions.
For a widespread storming of a castle we recommend you to use other sets of siege engines (e.g., a battering ram) and fortress elements (towers, gates, walls) of the UmBum series. You can find these items and a lot of different terrain for war games in our store.
|Unit type||War machines|
|Scale||28 mm, 25 mm|
|Shipping weight||0.5 kg|
|Contents||51 details, a rope, an assembly instruction|
|Complexity of the assembly||3 (5)|
|Size of the assembled model (L*W*H)||13x4x8 inches (340x95x215 mm)|