Yup. Only there'd be army men, black cat firecrackers, something on fire, couple of dogs sniffing/licking and one kid assigned as jigger man to watch for moms. Best forts we had were when a new house went up - or somebody got a washing machine and we got the box.
Dads were mostly WWII vets so we had real stuff to play Army with. Nobody died and nobody got their eye shot out.