Note: I have an ungodly large plugin folder that has been compressed and painted and dotted with hearts, so I can not mention all mods and other details beforehand. However, if something interests you, or you demand credit, I will do my very best to find it, name it, and ship it to you first class.
Warren - Natural Growth / High Detail.
Warren started as a natural growth journal, however I lost track of *keeping* track of my story, and ended up with a well developed region before I had taken screenshots or written a story for most of the area. Instead, i'll be switching back and forth between a highly detailed region, and stories and journal entries here and there to keep anyone interested.
Above ^ Harpers County, Cheshire Creek. ^
Introduction: Howard County is the smallest, least developed county in the region. I'm choosing it as a starting point, because I said so.
Howard County is a "medium" sized county directly north of Parish County which stands as the southernmost point in the region. (haha. Parish County. Punny. )
To the north lies the "large" Frederick County, a majority of which is taken up by the mountain ranges dividing the region.
1) Anyway, first up is Butler Church. As you will find common throughout Howard County, and Warren in general, most landowners directly outside of the towns occupy large tracts of land. Due to the local mountain ranges, and the wind that comes with them, the property lines are most often laid out with rock, however lodgepole fencing becomes more popular in lower regions such as Howard and Parish counties.
2) Next up is a small land grab on Regional Route 1, which runs from the southernmost point of the region in the center, north to Frederick county, before meeting the East/West Regional Route 2. My personal land system in Sim City 4 deals in acres, an acre being 4 of the grid squares IMO. Sometimes this scale doesn't make sense, and I don't care. Anyway, these are some varying sized parcels of land, each has been around for a few years at least. I make sure to add some form of grass in most of my larger properties outside of towns, such as the church above and the homesteads below, it can add an exceptional amount of detail to anything from a regional landmark, fire department, and even an otherwise useless, forgettable shack.
3) As I said above, some properties, mainly ranches and horse farms, are framed with traditional lodgepole fencing. The wild west still rides with me. (and the rest of history, but the wild west demanded mention, and I can't argue with the outlaw Josey Wales.)
4) The largest gathered population in Howard County is this group of homes, however due to unmet requirements, it remains unincorporated as a town. Rumors around the region talk of a distillery disguised as a grain elevator in Howard County that is refusing to ship to the "man." Supposedly this is why the county is the only left in the region to lack a single recognized town. In Warren, a population of 26 and a single export- be it a commercial business, farm, export, or good looking girl, is all that is required to be named as a town.
5) This is the cropped overhead view of Howard County. Howard County is the center land bridge. Hardly visible in the top right is the town of Frederick, Frederick County. The hill in the bottom left of the image is Parish County, directly out of sight is the largest community in Warren to date. The current population is 6000, and though in the grand scheme of things this number is minor, in Warren the 6000 residents makes up a half of the entire population of the region.
6) Zoomed out further, this shows the southwestern half of Warren. This project will take me a good 9,347 years to complete, so be patient. I plan to build each piece of owned land, each town, each county, throughout the region, piece by piece, with as much detail as I can bring with Sim City 4. To date, there are 12 counties, 17 established "towns," and a single "large town," the port in Parish County, which will be shown at a later date..