Friday 28 March 2008

Pokesay Castle - Part 1

As part of ECW wargaming I would like to have a model of a small castle which could be placed under siege; being defended by about 1 regiment of foot at the most and some artillery.

I've chosen to make a model based on Stokesay Castle (Shropshire), it's really a moated manor house. It was garrisoned in the civil war. A picture of the gatehouse.

More pictures are available on line. A plan of the castle:

I've decided to call my castle Pokesay. The model itself will be quite large (18" x 24") or something like that. I'm planning to scratch build all the structures and the walls. The moat will be a challenge to do as well.

I must be nuts !!


  1. Allan,

    For the moat, if it were me, I'd simply use paint . . . then build a small berm on the land side.

    That small raised area should be enough to give the visual impression that the moat is below ground level . . . at least that's the theory.

    Good luck with your project.

    -- Jeff

    PS, I'm still waiting for my S&S samples to arrive.


  2. I agree, you must be nuts :> But I look forward to seeing it anyway. Also, you'll want to delete that first post by akinogal, it's a spam.

  3. Jeff

    thanks for the ideas for the moat

    -- Allan

  4. ...mad but I know exactly where you're coming from... I have an ECW era siege site just down the road from where I am.. :o)



    ...good luck with your project..