The Siege Tower was use by invading armies to breach the walls of the castle they were attacking. They varied in size and construction,(some up to 135 feet tall!) but the one we have here is typical of the styles used from about 900 BC to the medieval times as attackers tried to get over the walls of a castle.
This incredibly sturdy tabletop model will give hours (years!) of reliable sieging around the house and back yard. Like all of our kits, this one is pegged for great strength and authenticity and will give you that cool siege feeling with the firing catapult on the top.
· Each piece is pre-cut and pre-drilled for ease of assembly and strength.
· An easy to raise and lower drawbridge, and a fully working catapult in the top.
Ancient Greek legends have many references to the Trojan Horse – a huge wooden horse that was left in Troy – with warriors inside.
When it was brought into the walled city, the warriors came out (late at night when everyone was asleep)and took over and opened the doors to the entrances – allowing the the Greek warriors hiding in the area (outside the walls) to overrun the city.