Down-Scaled Fortifications


Three Dutch forts

Especially if the fort to be built was intended for a small area with few soldiers to hold it, the basic pentagon design was too much. For scaled-down fortifications, four bastions (or even three) worked sufficiently.

These three fortifications were in the Low Countries.  Note in the bottom two use of available waterways in place of digging a moat all the way around. Note also the simple bridges in front of the main gates. (Two appear to suggest little drawbridges.)

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