Natalya wrote:It will be a forum battle. Right now I need to finalize objectives and the battlefield... You've all seen the Death Wall and stuff, but the city layout has been a problem. I'm considering switching from baseplate roads to actual brick-based roads to make it look more awesome and get more detail. I have prototyped a design similar to this:
I probably wouldn't go into as much detail, but the basic premise of a black road built by sideways bricks is what I would be doing. I guess I want the battlefield to be the most epic city BrikWars environment ever, not just a collection of buildings surrounded by road baseplates.
I wouldn't switch unless you're planning to widen the roads (24-wide seems like a minimum, with your ridiculously huge tanks), or do something else awesome (4-wide manhole covers open up the option of fighting in the sewer system under the city). Also good would be raised walkways between and around buildings, especially if you issue grappling hooks. Lots of weak, precarious structures, ready to fall hilariously on someone, doesn't sound very Brikwars to me at all
Otherwise, though, I really like that square white building with the SNOTted sides. And your bunkers, wall, etc. are all delightfully Goldmanesque. If you can get your hands on a big pile of them, the 4x4 quarter cylinder panels
are a great way to assemble large, cheap single- or two-story structures - as corners they reduce your need for multiple part types, so you can put together a pretty good warehouse or factory with 8 and a shitload of one or two basic brick types (1x8 and 1x4, maybe - or you could go whole hog and use 1x16s and 1x5x2 bricks).