|The crate whereof I speak...|
|Castle Tilketl, in all of it's mud-brick squalor|
|Our Heroes, defending the wretched place against all odds|
Phil was kind enough to draw me a plan of the place for our game, and it's still in the files. So, years later, I got The Bright Idea of actually building the place as a 25mm / 28mm model, and we got a lot of use out of the thing in some very fun games.
Storing something like this, as you can imagine, is a problem; it's why I try to avoid items of larger set-piece scenery and terrain. In this case, modeling won out over practicality. I eventually built a dedicated crate for the thing, and it's been sitting in there for over a decade. I built the crate to fit the model, and discovered after I'd built it that it had to be tilted up on end to get it out of the basement.
Well. We'd been there before, with another and more well-known model.
As I've mentioned, I'm in the throes of reorganizing and repacking the game room and game storage. It's become clear that the crate takes up too much room, so the castle will find a new home and the lumber will be recycled - the castle will fit out the door and up the stairs, so the crate is more then a little redundant. Sine I build everything with screws to hold the parts together, disassembly and re-use will be easy.
The castle will see more action, and become another feature here at The House Of Wonders... :)