They are a mix of makes and horses. I do like a bit of variety. 4 black tree and 2 Perry's figures with a mix of horses.
So whilst in Seville recently we had a road trip and came across this place. Made me consider if I could manage to build a small fort for my armies to fight over.
This particular castle is a border fortification between Seville and Granada. Its a Christian building rebuilt on a moorish fort in the 1270's after the christians captured Seville. The moors built there fort on the foundations of a Visigoth fort which in turn had once been Roman. Love the history upon history in Spain.
Some interesting features of Spanish forts. The main ward had no access for horses, two small gates let a man in and an outer ward had a much bigger gate where cavalry could enter, presumably this outer ward included stables. I also noticed in a walled mountain village the old medieval gate way had a right angle turn, I have seen this before. Unlike a Western Christian gateway the main gate is not flush to the wall but is at an angle, if you want to break in you have to run at it with your battering ram along the outside of the wall getting nasty things dropped on you. Once inside the first gate their is a tunnel (usually with a hole in the rough for more nasty things) which has a sharp right turn. This means that if you are attacking you have no room to wield a weapon, it also means you cant get your battering ram around the corner unless its so short as to be useless, ingenious.
My camera ran out when I got to the Castle so I pinched the finance departments phone for the pictures. Being a practical sort the finance department printed all the pictures out and then deleted them so below are pictures of the pictures.
Unfortunately the plan of the castle with a right up that was outside was deemed an extravagance and deleted! Sorry.
Thanks for reading more on the way.