Saturday, June 2, 2018

Building a ”Blida” aka Trebuchet



We will restart and run at least one more game in our ”Håtunaleken” club campaign using the Lion Rampant rules.


As the scenario will including a castle attack I decided we needed a Trebuchet or Blida as they was named here in Sweden. I also built me 6 crew minis from Fire Forge and Gripping beast plastic minis. So here are some more WIP pictures of my scratchbuildrd blida.











12 comments:

  1. Excellent. Allways nice to bring forth an old project like this

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  2. That's a lovely looking model Michael. Look forward to seeing it finished and in action in a game.

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  3. I love Trebuchets. I recently read that the Mongols had a counterweight treb (designed and built by muslim engineers) that could lob a 300kg load 500 meters .. and they also used explosive rounds!!! The Thing was so large..the throwing arm so Long, that it had to be positioned over a trench to accomodate the sling.
    Your´s Looks great...could it possibly be made to work?
    Anyway, you´ve inspired me to bring foward one of my Projects and scratch build another treb to add to my collection

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    1. Thanks Paul!

      Will not work, to mich glue and i didn’t Bother to make moving parts.

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  4. What a great build Michael, it already looks superb!

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  5. Very nice job on this trebuchet, looks fantastic!

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  6. A really nice build (as usual). I really love all your medieval projects, but especially the union of Kalmar one (any chance of it re-appearing?) I take it that it is Fireforge minis & Renedra stretchers for the crew? Will it be just a piece of scenery or does it have rules?
    In the case of scenery seems the "Defening the indefensible" scenario like a good idea for it, If it is an actual mini is it better with "modified" rules for artillery from The Pikeman's Lament or The Men who would be Kings. Added minimum range greatly increased range & but takes a movement to turn.

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  7. Is the Blida on a plastic base?

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    1. Yea it is. I glued together a bunch of plastic bases i had left from plastic mini boxes.

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