Last week I was introduced for the first time to a fellow wargamer who owns Printable Scenery, a company that designs and prints 3D wargames terrain. I reported on that serendipitous meeting in a previous posting.
During that chat, I suggested to Matt that why didn’t he try designing some miniature Maori pa palisading. Well today, only days after first sowing the seeds of this idea, Matt has tweeted the above picture of what he has already accomplished!
I think this first ‘proof of concept’ piece of palisading has really captured the look of the fences erected around many Maori pa. Note the irregular palings, the carvings on top of the main posts, and even the loopholes at ground-level. However, if any experts out there can suggest improvements, please let me know.
Of course, I have a personal interest in Maori pa palisades for my colonial New Zealand Wars project. But imagine the uses these fences could get in many other types of wargames: ancient forts, pulp fiction or pirate cannibal villages, fantasy orc enclosures …
I’m visiting Matt tomorrow night, so hopefully will have some more info to report after then.