For my third Themed Submission, I thought I would add another item to the Flemish town I've been building in 28mm. This time, instead of the civic dignitaries contenting themselves with being immortalised in oils, they have decided to use the winter tax collection on constructing a formidable redoubt on the edge of the town. Rather optimistically called "The Guardian of Laarden", it's a robust and imposing earthern redoubt built by some of the town's workmen on their days off from digging canals and undertaking voorhuis improvements.
As with all building projects throughout the Old World, there are times in the construction when the site is eerily absent of workmen of any type. And then there's times when the pioneers finally turn up, do a bit of digging and present their invoice.
While I struggled to find an appropriate head labourer (perhaps he's gone for a cuppa, or to deliver his bill), I did find three 28mm figures (2 Dixons and 1 Foundry) who fit the bill, and a jumble of old clothes discarded on the ground.
The redoubt is scrathch built, with MDF, extruded polystyrene and cardboard. They don't take long to make, and add a useful defensive feature for any seventeenth century army.