Fogou Models Dun Good With A Fantasy Dark Age Ringfort

November 17, 2020 by avernos

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Fogou Models have returned to Kickstarter and the drystone walls of the Dark Ages for a new campaign Dun! Dun! Dun!, pause for dramatic effect, a 28mm Ringfort for all your Dark Age and Fantasy gaming needs.

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Ringfort Dark Age // Fogou Models

Ringforts are circular fortified settlements that were mostly built during the Bronze Age up to about the year 1000. They are found in Northern Europe, especially in Ireland. There are also many in South Wales and in Cornwall, where they are called rounds. Ringforts come in many sizes and would have been marked by a circular rampart (a bank and ditch), often with a stake wall.

Chris has done a fantastic job at Fogou Models in capturing the look if you want to see just how close the terrain is, then check out An Grianan of Aileach online, a fort that was occupied for around 3000 years in the north of Ireland.

Fantasy Ringfort // Fogou Models

For players of Saga and other Dark Age games, this is a phenomenal piece of kit that will make a fantastic feature piece on the tabletop, I'll be looking forward to trying out the Clash of Spears siege and Dark Age rules with it when mine arrives but what if you don't play historic games? Fear not for Fogou have you covered.

Here we can see the alternative Fantasy version, two round towers flanking a massive door replace the smaller human-sized entrance along with a section of ramparts and turns this into the perfect fortress for your fantasy figures.

There is even an optional sculpted door that was unlocked as a stretch goal, The Kev Adams Door sculpted by the Goblin Master himself is a stunning goblin-esque rising sun portal to protect your greenskins which I absolutely love to bits.

You can also see a couple of thatched buildings that are available as add ons in the campaign that would perfectly match with their existing Dark Age Range so you can build up a village for your Ringfort to overlook and protect.

The painstaking detail on the drystone walls is amazing and practically paints itself, I know this from multiple examples I've done. With simple construction instructions, you can have these unboxed and painted in an afternoon and on the table in the evening, no fiddly messing around with builds.

The Campaign has been hammering through stretch goals with steps, granary huts and scatter terrain already unlocked and at the time of writing a pigsty is not far off with hopefully more to come.

It's fair to say that I'm a massive fan of Chris' work and whether you play historicals, fantasy or post-apocalyptic you'll be sure to find a use for these stunning pieces on the tabletop in your games. Now I just need him to crack and start sculpting my Brochs and I'll be a happy bunny. What do you guys think of the magnificent ringfort for your gaming table?

Fogooooooooooooou!

"It's fair to say that I'm a massive fan of Chris' work and whether you play historicals, fantasy or post-apocalyptic you'll be sure to find a use for these stunning pieces on the tabletop in your games..."

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