Problem with Wall To Tower transition addon

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Re: Problem with Wall To Tower transition addon

Post by geekjeff » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:22 am

And, really getting down to brass tacks and planning out some builds, I see that even with all that or ignoring the door issue, you STILL can't use the "Tower Break In" package to integrate a 4 story watchtower into a wall because you just don't have enough quarter rounds at all.

You need 1 quarter round for each of he lower two floors, and then with the quarter round double door you get in the "Tower Break In" pack you still need one more quarter to make a full rampart tier.

You need 4 quarter arc pieces to attach a 6" tower to a castle corner, and a Watchtower + Tower Transistion Pack only gives you 3 (and one of them already is an extraneous door.)

Starting to think the problem is all in the Warchtower pledge, and that it really needs one of its 6" solid half arc walls swapped for 2 quarter arcs instead. I think that MAY solve all the problems, but I should probably ponder it more she it's not past 2am.

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Problem with Wall To Tower transition addon

Post by geekjeff » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:29 am

This add-on as configured is kind of weird and inefficient since it attempts to cram parts for a 4" and 6" tower into one add-on, adding a lot on unnecessary cost for anyone attempting to simply integrate a 4" tower.

A bigger problem though, is it won't allow you to integrate a Watchtower pledge into a castle without awkwardly having an exterior door somewhere in the outside bottom two floors of that tower. Watchtower only has two 1/4 arc walls, and one of them has a door. You need to use two 1/4 arc walls on the bottom two levels to integrate a tower, so you're forced to use one of those door walls there.

It would be way better to do two separate Tower To Wall transition packs. If that's not in the cards, the combo pack at least needs an extra non-door quarter wall. Otherwise you're forced to buy more parts just to make the add-on functional.

Suggested add-on compositions:

6” Tower To Wall Attachment
Corner Cutout Wall - left
Corner Cutout Wall - right
Corner Wall Transition Platform
Right Indent Crenellation
Left Indent Crenellation
2x Tower 3/4 Floor
6” Tower 3/4 Roof Platform
6” Twin Doorway Wall
6” Tower Solid Wall
(solid insert walls are nice to use this as a regular corner, but kind of optional here)

4” Tower To Wall Attachment
Corner Cutout Wall - left
Corner Cutout Wall - right
Corner Wall Transition Platform
2x Tower 3/4 Floor
4” Tower 3/4 Roof Platform
(again solid insert walls are nice, but kind of optional)

This should make both addons more functional and significantly less expensive. The 4” two floor kits already have enough quarter arc walls to do bottom tower floors already, so there's no "forced door" problems there.

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