15mm American Civil War fortifications AVAILABLE NOW!




This is a selection of our "HOPPIDUS" modular system of fortifications dedicated to the American Civil War (1861–1865). These models are very detailed and accurate reproductions based on period photo and eyewitness drawings, however the same methods of constructions and materials were used for well over a century before and after this war, so you can use them for any conflict from the 18th Century well into the 20th. This range will soon be completed by additional fortification modules, bombproof shelters and camp tents and accessories.
Like all our models this is a historically accurate and scaled reproduction with plenty of beautifully sculpted deep surface detail to help you in painting and are made of tough POLYURETHANE.
All these fortifications elements are supplied unpainted and don't require assembly.

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ACW1 - infantry fortifications

This pack include four straight elements which are perfect for recreating your own system of field entrenchments or as part of a larger fort or fortified position. All field fortifications since the 18th C. were built basically in the same way: a supporting structure was put up (generally using gabions, but everything suitable on hand was pressed into service) then a trench was dug on the inside and the dirt piled on the outside. It was the dirt that had the stopping power and offered protection, the structure was only a support. As you can see, this is exactly the way these models are made: wattle, gabions, timber, cotton bails and discarded container are all part of the inside structure, while the front is all covered in dirt and the whole thing is topped with fascines and sandbags as prescribed by the manuals. The original structures were often subject to enemy artillery fire and become rapidly covered with debris of all sort, the damaged sections then covered up by new layers of sandbags and dirt as soon as possible, only to be churned all up again by the next barrage… Our models are well researched and this is how the defences usually appear in period drawings and photographs, with loose sandbags and all sort of debris scattered around. You can use the four sections in the pack to create a single continuous line for your troops to defend behind or you can put two sections back to back to make a trench, as shown here.
Overall size is 120x20mm.
Does not require assembly. Supplied unpainted.






CODE ACW1: 4 x 120mm sections of infantry entrenchments EURO€ 14.50
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ACW2 - Artillery Emplacements

This pack include two straight elements which are perfect reproduction of field artillery emplacements and can be also used as part of a larger fort or fortified position. You can use them next to ACW1 infantry entrenchemnts to create a continuous line for your troops to defend behind and you can also use the ACW1 sections to mark the back of the emplacement, as shown here.
Overall size is 120x40mm. Does not require assembly. Supplied unpainted.






CODE ACW2: 2 x 120mm sections of Artillery Fortifications EURO€ 14.50
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GAB1 - 15mm Artillery emplacement 40mm x 40mm scenic bases

This pack include two slightly different 40mm square scenic bases designed for any light artillery from reinassance to ACW
. All gun emplacements since the 18th C. were built basically in the same way: a defensive frontal structure was erected using gabions topped by fascines, then the ground was levelled behind it and dirt piled on the outside. A firing platform realized in timber ensured that the wheels of the guns did not get stuck in the ground and made it as easy as possible to move and aim the pieces. Our models are well researched and based on period drawings; they include details like buckets, water barrels and strengthened tool boxes, while leaving as much free space as needed for the gun and its crew.
Overall size is 40x40mm. Does not rquire assemblly. Supplied unpainted.






CODE GAB1: 2 x 40mm square scenic bases with artillery emplacements EURO€ 5.00
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GAB2 - Wickerwork gabions

This pack include sixteen gabions which are highly detailed and accurately scaled reproductions of the real thing. Gabions were wicker round cages with open tops and bottoms, filled with earth or stones and used to quickly erect a fortification able to offer good protection from increasingly powerful firearms.The wickerwork cylinders were light and could be carried relatively conveniently or even assembled on the site of use in the field. They would always be put up to defend field artillery emplacements and were a fundamental part of any siege line or hastily fortified position. You can use them to create your own set-up or next to our own ACW1 infantry entrenchments or ACW2 artillery positions to create corners or curves in a continuous line of fortifications, as shown here.
Diameter is 7.5mm, average height is approxiamtely 12mm. Supplied unpainted.






CODE GAB2: 16 x individual gabions EURO€ 5.00
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HOP7-b: Expansion pack for HOP7

This is a booster pack to increase the size of your fortified line by two X 40mm wide elements, if you want more it may be more convenient to get a full pack of HOP7 which include 8 elements!
Does not require assembly. Supplied unpainted.




CODE HOP7-b: 2 x 40mm gabion entrenchement sections EURO€ 5.00
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SPK1: Gate expansion pack

This is a white metal set (may contain lead) and include two models of solid tree trunk studded with iron spikes and four side supports to make two complete removable barriers to close gaps in a fortification line without embankment.
The pack include all the modules required to make two complete barriers: 2 spiked beams and 4 supports. You will need to cut off a small bit of the horizontal beam if you want the barrier to match exactly a standard DBMM or FoG 40mm frontage; as it is the complete barrier is approximately 55mm long.
Require assembly. Supplied unpainted.




CODE SPK1: 2 x 55mm spiked barriers EURO€ 5.00
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