Stone bridge & tower bridge

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Re: Stone bridge & tower bridge

Post by GODofwar » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:41 pm

zenako wrote:
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There is also a newer 3.5ish version called Heroes of Battle that has a bunch of rules about mass combat and meshing it with character groups. That book is almost entirely about large scale combat.

https://smile.amazon.com/Dungeons-Drago ... battle+3.5
Thanks, I had not heard of that one, Zenako!

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Re: Stone bridge & tower bridge

Post by zenako » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:05 pm

There is also a newer 3.5ish version called Heroes of Battle that has a bunch of rules about mass combat and meshing it with character groups. That book is almost entirely about large scale combat.

https://smile.amazon.com/Dungeons-Drago ... battle+3.5

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Re: Stone bridge & tower bridge

Post by GODofwar » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:47 pm

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Awesome build, Rabbits. I love the action shots and the whole thing inspires me to someday run a mass combat assault on (or defense of) a keep like this someday! Not sure if I would use D&D or find some other ruleset with more options for mass combat. Love it!
GardenDM, you have D&D options ranging from the original Chain Mail ( which IIRC preceded and inspired D&D), the AD&D 'Battle System' rules and Chivalry and Sorcery. If you want a copy of Chain Mail PM me and I'll scan it too you. I have an original printing copy.

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Re: Stone bridge & tower bridge

Post by Rabbit Burner » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:18 am

GardenDM wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:17 pm
Awesome build, Rabbits. I love the action shots and the whole thing inspires me to someday run a mass combat assault on (or defense of) a keep like this someday! Not sure if I would use D&D or find some other ruleset with more options for mass combat. Love it!
Thanks GDM :)

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Not very lagomorph warreny, but lovely8 builds, Rabbit.

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Re: Stone bridge & tower bridge

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Not very lagomorph warreny, but lovely8 builds, Rabbit.

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Re: Stone bridge & tower bridge

Post by GardenDM » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:17 pm

Awesome build, Rabbits. I love the action shots and the whole thing inspires me to someday run a mass combat assault on (or defense of) a keep like this someday! Not sure if I would use D&D or find some other ruleset with more options for mass combat. Love it!

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Re: Stone bridge & tower bridge

Post by Rabbit Burner » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:21 am

Always glad to help where we can :)

So the 'spoke' towers are barracks with access only from the bridges.

The only ground access is via the front big tower. With the bridge between the main keep and the front tower devoid of crenellations to make sure any would be attackers are exposed.

The middle tower is 7 tower tower levels ontop of 5 CBS levels - effectively 12 in total

There are more pictures in the thread below - including some action shots ;)

https://www.dwarvenforge.com/forum/view ... =48&t=8824

Some links to our flickr if anyone wants to see more :)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/154061666 ... 6288478550
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154061666 ... 6784358440
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Re: Stone bridge & tower bridge

Post by scott102303 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:04 pm

Good to know, Rabbit. I will likely just use a cube spacer in the middle of larger land bridges, but I'm glad it doesn't sag between towers. I like the bridges and plan on getting some more. Your tower build only enhances my desire for more bridges (and towers that reach to the clouds like yours!).

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Re: Stone bridge & tower bridge

Post by zenako » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:18 pm

Interesting build Rabbit. What was the intended function of those towers on the bridge spokes? Kind of vulnerable to attack I would think? Those are tall towers! (not even sure how tall the one in the middle really is, but it is sitting on a 5 story keep to start with.

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Re: Stone bridge & tower bridge

Post by Rabbit Burner » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:55 am

When supported by towers we have seen no significant sag

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We can't say for a ground setup with ramps, but we suspect that the weight of the towers helps keep the bridge straight
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