Re: Map feel

Allan Flanagan (
Tue, 11 Aug 92 13:30:58 -0400

I would have to say that I LIKE the idea of having a 'hex like' map.
One 'hex' could represent 1 day's ride or something. Smaller sized
hexes are not required and would just add to the storage size of the

With all the talk about 'control' of provinces, I am surprised this
discussion hasn't crept up earlier. How can a medieval army be
expected to hold and patrol absolutely a region as large as 30 days
across. If you figure a person can walk 15 miles a day (rather
conservative), you are looking at a region 450 miles across. Now I
know that this varies a great deal (roads, transport, etc.) but to
be able to control this area absolutely would be streaching things
a little.

Now if hexes were implemented, it would definitely get harder and
harder the larger you got but it would still be possible to carve
out large empires. I would imagine that feudalism would emerge in

Anyways that is just my opinion. I realize that it would mean much
work for the programming gods but it would add a great deal to
the Olympia universe.


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