First up is a Bastle house : These fortified farmhouses are to be found on the Anglo - Scottish border in areas that were plagued by the border reivers. They are characterised by their security measures against raids. The ground floor is devoted to stable space for the most prized animals. With a vaulted stone or timber floor between it and the first floor with no internal access at all by means of stairs etc. The living quarters were only reachable by a ladder which was pulled inside at night.
This building is 205 mm long, 130 mm wide and 206 mm high and costs £ 25.00.
By kind permission of Iain McDonald at Flags of War I am able to present some pictures of one of the Bastle Houses painted up for the table.
The next building is the Peel Tower: These fortified Keeps or tower houses were also a feature of the border lands intended as watch towers where a signal fire could warn of approaching dangers. They were also the homes of Lairds or Landlords of the area, the towers provided refuge so that when raiding parties arrived the whole village population could wait out the attack inside.
That is all I have for this edition I will close by thank you all for visiting and remind you that if you are visiting Salute save some time and money by placing a preorder for collection on the day.