Cant Fortify Rubble

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Hi All

The rules are clear, unless im missing something, but I wondered what the logic was in not allowing the fortifying of a rubble building hex. I would seem logical that rubble would be more easily used to fortify the area.

23.9 FORTIFIED BUILDINGS: Given sufficient time, materials, and inclination, buildings can be converted into miniature fortresses. The actual effects might vary widely (depending on the materials available), but are generalized as follows.

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I've always seen a rubbled building hex as whe parts of the wall have come down, etc. So fortifying something without intact walls, etc. would/should be harder, IMO.

But in the end, it's really a design question for those who wrote the rules back in 1985. :)
 

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What is strange is that an internal factory can be fortified it has no walls and is a massive open area, until of course it gets rubbled at which point it then can’t be a fortified building.

A roofless factory is even stranger whilst it is roofless and has debris it can be a fortified building but if it is rubbled it can’t !!
 

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Hi All

The rules are clear, unless im missing something, but I wondered what the logic was in not allowing the fortifying of a rubble building hex. I would seem logical that rubble would be more easily used to fortify the area.

23.9 FORTIFIED BUILDINGS: Given sufficient time, materials, and inclination, buildings can be converted into miniature fortresses. The actual effects might vary widely (depending on the materials available), but are generalized as follows.

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Monte Cassino would be an example of this but I suppose it comes down to what the designers meant as fortified.
 

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Andy Hershey used the following for an SSR in a recent Dispatches RB scenario:

"Place stone rubble in hexes P19 and Q14. These rubble Locations are treated as a Fortified Location for purposes of: denying enemy entry/ advance/DC Breach/DC Breach attack, but are otherwise treated as ordinary stone rubble (i.e., TEM, LOS, etc)."

So if the situation warrants it, just come up with an SSR tailored to that situation.
 
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