- 1/56th scale (28mm)
- Useful from late 16th century to 19th century.
- Can also be used with Perry Miniatures buildings.
- Made from hard plastic, molded in gray.
- Unpainted, assembly with glue and painting required.
- Approximate completed dimensions: 1” H x 1” Diameter
- Plastic package dimensions: 7.5” W x 11” H x 0.5” D
- Recommended for 12 years and older.
Early gabions were round cages with open tops and bottoms, made from wickerwork and filled with earth for use as military fortifications. These early military gabions were most often used to protect sappers and siege artillery gunners. The wickerwork cylinders were light and could be carried relatively conveniently in the ammunition train, particularly if they were made in several diameters to fit one inside another. At the site of use in the field, they could be stood on end, staked in position, and filled with soil to form an effective wall around the gun, or rapidly construct a bulletproof parapet along a sap. During the Crimean War, local shortages of brushwood led to use of scrap hoop-iron from hay bales in its stead; this in turn led to purpose-built sheet-iron gabions.
This is great addition to your diorama or miniatures gaming collection.