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Desert Fort Ruins (BB124)
with two pre-painted Long Ruined Wall Sections, two pre-painted Short Ruined Wall Section & two pre-painted Tower Sections
Since medieval times, the once-mighty Turks established hundreds of castles and fortresses throughout their empire to guard the precious few oases in the Libyan Desert against enemy armies and raiders. Though centuries have past many of these ancient forts were still intact when the
Italians took control of Libya
The Desert Fort Ruins are currently unavailable.
The Italian garrisons modernized the castles by cutting new embrasures and rifle slits into the old walls. Safe behind the thick walls, Italian troops guarded the desert oases from Allied raiders.
Desert forts could also be found in Syria where the Vichy French incorporated them into a tough defensive network.
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Designed by Mike Haught
Scuplted by Jason Buyaki