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I think that we may have discussed this before, and if I find this to be the case, I'll merge this thread. Until I get a chance to check, I wanted to post this article that I found today on my lunch break.

http://news.yahoo.com/syrias-histori...072708896.html

It's a shame to see such a historic architectural wonder treated so, but it makes sense that folks today would seek shelter behind the still formidable walls of extant medieval fortifications. There are a lot of such relics in Europe (Poland is practically lousy with them) and, as militaries run out of heavy weaponry, castle/fort walls would once again offer significant protection.

In my T2KU/Poland campaign, the Soviets placed an army HQ in Malbork castle.

I got to visit an Edwardian "Ring of Steel" castle in Wales, Blarney castle in Ireland, Edinburgh castle in Scotland, and Windsor in England this spring break, and plans are afoot to visit the Krakow and the Wawel castle complex next.
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People bring up Castles and I bemoan the fact that there are so few in the US. But plenty of old Civil War or Revolutionary Forts to use.



Fort Delaware in the middle of the Delaware River.
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People bring up Castles and I bemoan the fact that there are so few in the US. But plenty of old Civil War or Revolutionary Forts to use.
Fort Delaware in the middle of the Delaware River.
And, it being about 2.5 miles from the Delaware City refinery, there would be a bit less left of this fort, too, I should think.
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People bring up Castles and I bemoan the fact that there are so few in the US. But plenty of old Civil War or Revolutionary Forts to use.



Fort Delaware in the middle of the Delaware River.
Sad part there is only on the east coast, out here in the west our "forts" were mostley wood and so did not last tell today.
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The other aspects of castles that makes them attractive is water access and storage. More often than not, there'd be a well or two within the castle with water that would be of reasonable quality by today's standards. Some castles have deep and large cellars, ideal for storing foodstuffs because they tend to maintain a stable temperature all year round which is typically very cool (to the point of chilly in some castles like the aforementioned Malbork Castle in Poland)
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And, it being about 2.5 miles from the Delaware City refinery, there would be a bit less left of this fort, too, I should think.
If a nuclear weapon is used against. If not it makes a good fallback position and nothing less than a naval vessel can breach its walls or move enough troops to take the island. But its not the only old fort in the East Coast that's usable. Fort Sumter is another one, and Fort Mchenry in Baltimore. Alcatraz in the West Coast is usable. In fact many old Prisons can be converted to a usable fortress with some work.
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The Plot form the 1969 movie Castle Keep sound like a great idea for an adventure or a small scale combat scenario

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Keep
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Uh, guys? Look what I stumbled onto: http://en.zamki.pl/
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Good find, Admiral. I sure could have used this when I was researching/writing Rook's Gambit.
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People bring up Castles and I bemoan the fact that there are so few in the US. But plenty of old Civil War or Revolutionary Forts to use.



Fort Delaware in the middle of the Delaware River.
A little further up the Delaware, Fort Mifflin, a Rev-War-era fort that was also used during the Civil War. Again, sadly very close to the Paulsboro, NJ petroleum refinery complex.
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