A number of interesting items arrived into my mailbox this week. One such item is described as a 28mm Desert Guard Tower from Steepled Hat Studios. The online photos of the piece looked quite good. When unwrapped, the tower did not disappoint.The tower is made from resin and comes as either unpainted or painted. I chose the painted version although painting seems minimal mainly confined to doors and a light stain of the brickwork.
The tower, itself, is guarded by two Assyrian winged bulls shown in their natural state. Perhaps, these statues were painted in antiquity? I will need to research the possibility of painting these creatures.
The tower is billed as suitable for 28mm gaming. I agree. With two of my Assyrian chariots flanking the tower in the top photo, scale seems appropriate to my eye. Notice the detailing on the winged bull. Sculpting on the statue is superb. Facial expressions may be a bit fanciful but superb, nonetheless.
My plan is to use this as a camp or HQ for my Assyrian Army when out on the field of battle. For USD$20 postage paid, this tower is a real bargain and a useful addition to the Assyrian Wars project.
What do you think of this piece?