Back in February I wrote a blog post about the Flames of War buildings and one thing I said was:
Though I do like the design, I would like to see some differing styles, more so than just roof, roof colour, wall colour and shutters. The issue for me is that the houses are too similar in style. Maybe we just need more houses? I would like to see some cafes or shops in addition to the houses. Then maybe some farmhouses and outbuildings?
Well Battlefront were obviously listening…
They have announced five plus one new buildings. One of which we have seen before is the Bastogne Church.
I do like the church, even with the “blue” windows. This would work well with the existing buildings, and would also suit areas elsewhere that just the Ardennes.
In addition there will be a large house, a corner shop, a manor house and a farm house with a barn. So far we only have pictures of the large house and the corner shop.
I like the large house and it’s pretty obvious that this would sit well alongside the houses I already have. Yes it may be a little too similar, but the dormer windows in the roof are a nice feature. At £35 it is just under three times the price of one of the existing houses, so I think it is a little overpriced even if it does come with the attached outbuilding.
This is a nice corner buildings, but for me it is a little too bland. Hopefully there will be some signage supplied with the building. It needs a little more character.
I do like the idea of the manor house and the farm, which will add much needed variety to my building collection. I did think that the houses, though, nice, were a little too similar.
What’s the plus one? Well if you subscribe to all five you will get a ruined church for free.
I do like this ruined church and think it’s my favourite of all the pictures we’ve seen so far. There needs to be a few more ruins.
The only downside of the subscription is this:
A deluxe subscription to the full range of five premium properties. This subscription will not only hold you one of each code aside but will also entitle you to receive a Free Ruined Church with your fourth property. This Ruined Church will only be available this way and it will never be sold separately. You will be billed for the entire subscription at the start to secure this special offer and get your hands on what will be a truly unique model.
So you need to stump up £175 (US$250) now, you will then get a models in July, September, November this year and January and March in 2014.
Unlike the house subscription which took the money every time they sent you a house (and you got the freebies) this deal means paying all of the money up front. I would love to do this subscription deal, but don’t think I can afford £175 in one go! I am also slightly concerned about what happens if something went wrong, I would be out of pocket.
There is an alternative subscription deal, where you are billed monthly, but you will need to pay P&P and you won’t get the ruined church.
So are you going to get these buildings, if so how are you going to do it?