Best way to build a wall around town?


#1

So I’m attempting my first game on hard mode and I realize that I want to wall my town in ASAP. But I’m a bit befuddled on how to do this in the building editor. At first I figured I’d just build a large ‘ring’ building around the town center, about 7 tiles wide, but when I attempt to add walls it only places walls on the ‘inside’ of the ring. My second attempt involved building a ‘C’ shaped building but now I can’t place the walls at all. How have other budding castellans built their fortifications?

-Will


#2

One thing that can work, depending on the size of your town is to lay a square ring of foundation with no roof and an empty center and grow walls on it; the game will interpret the outer edge as the exterior walls of the same “building”. don’t roof it over.

See attached:
four-map-tile-walls.zip (96.6 KB)


#3

Find helpful terrain so you do not have to make all the walls at once. I usually try and find a clear space near several rock formations then wall off the various entrances till it is all walled. Controlling where the attacks come from is just as useful as eliminating them.


#4

question: does kobolds’ arrows still ghost through walls? especially with this kind of build?


#5

I haven’t used that yet in the current build but I imagine it would have the same bugs as any other walls.