Burg Hohenstein

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Burg Hohenstein
Place
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Name: Burg Hohenstein


Status: Active


Formed: 24 January 2019



Members: DakkaDok, SinthorasAlb1337


Burg Hohenstein is a base founded by DakkaDok on the 24th of January 2019. It is a castle built on top of a mountain.

The primary goal of Burg Hohenstein is to be as historically accurate as possible, using many defensive features common in real medieval castles.

An overview of the castle

Walls

All outward facing walls are at least three blocks thick and eight blocks tall, with cut bricks on the outside and a variety of smaller stones filling the center. Walls also have crenellations and machicolations as described below.

Wall seen from the side

Machicolations

These vertical gaps in the floor of the battlements allow defenders to hit attackers who get close to the walls with arrows and stones.

Machicolations seen from the battlements

Crenellations

Crenellations (the raised up part of the battlements) are one of the defining visual features of castles. However, they are often depicted far too small. The merlons (raised parts) should be tall enough for a standing person to take cover behind.

Battlements (Dakka for scale)