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Tango0127 Sep 2017 4:19 p.m. PST

"The most recent Battlefront property released as part of the RED THUNDER battlefield in a box terrain series is the Apartment Block. The Apartment Block is an impressive 3-story building capable of housing even the largest platoon. Each floor measures 1.5" x 5" x 3.5" and can hold: 4 (medium base) Infantry Teams. This building is typical of the apartment buildings seen all over Europe. This building is a welcome addition to Battlefront's new modern building line for use with Team Yankee…"

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Lion in the Stars27 Sep 2017 6:08 p.m. PST

Now they just need to start selling additional floors.

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 7:52 a.m. PST

Of course you could just buy two, making one into a bungalow with the second roof, and increase the height of the first by two floors.

Tango0128 Sep 2017 11:17 a.m. PST

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Lion in the Stars30 Sep 2017 10:51 p.m. PST

When you want 6-storey buildings, that's less cost-effective, Jarrovian. You end up with two bungalows per large building.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2017 11:41 a.m. PST

I bought it; it is nice. I bought the petrol station as well. It will take a lot of work that one…

Joe

Rick Don Burnette01 Oct 2017 11:59 p.m. PST

As this apartment block will be shelled, bombed, set on fire and fought in and over, I see no TY or FoW rules concerning damage to high rise or other buildings, much less to the effects of shells, bombs or fire.
You cant drive your AFV through the garage or the hot dog stand.
And where is the rubble that blocks the street?

Lion in the Stars02 Oct 2017 12:14 p.m. PST

Yeah, that's one of the missing chunks of Flames rules.

But the thing is, modern post-and-panel construction (ie, office buildings and malls) is immensely strong. Even if you do manage to drive a tank through one of the massive steel beams supporting the next floor, you are likely to only get a minimal, localized collapse of the floor (the 4 panels connecting to that post). The military discovered that you really do need to do the Controlled Demolition thing where you cut every single support beam in order to drop the building.

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