Extensive Le Havre Buildings Reference and FAQ
This is an attempt to write an extensive (official) buildings reference. It will contain detailed information on the usage of each building and the interactions between some of them. Furthermore, it will answer some frequently asked questions that either have been asked in the past or might come up in the future. These data will be marked with filled stars ( ).
Some buildings aren't very useful in solo games, or may cause other potential problems. I'll address these issues after the factual data. Also, I might propose official and non-official variant ideas.
Finally, I'll drop some lines on each building talking about its strategic potential. This part is solely my opinion and shall not be considered official. It will be put in italics to seperate it from the factual data, and marked with empty stars ( ).
The texts are in English, the card images are in German. I will not add individual English card images to the database. It's already clogged up enough with the German ones.
I'll go through the buildings chronologically. I'll start with the start buildings, continue with the standard ones and, finally, add the special buildings in the order of publishing.
Update 2010/12/31: I've gone through all descriptions again and changed the wording here and there. I hope, this guide is now even more helpful.
The abstracts of the building data follow this pattern:
[building symbol, price/value, additional symbols, entry fee]
Building symbols: Craft (C), Economic (E), Industrial (I), No Building (N), Public (P), Ship (S)
Price/value: the price in francs to purchase the building, and its franc value (incl. "+" for bonus buildings)
Additional symbols: # + abbreviation; H = hammer, A = fishing
Entry fee: F = franc, N = food, or "free", or "locked"
If there is a building cost, it'll be posted as well.
Feel free to post comments or additional thoughts or improvements. I'll consider adding them to the original posts.
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