raynev1: Thanks and yep, plenty of room, at least 100 large tiles
DavidDhetzel: Thanks and yep, always looking for good BAT's so thankyou, picked them all up (or at least I will eventually)
kschmidt: Thanks and I completely agree that it has to be slow burn for the development. Not sure what sort of time period this is really based in as I've got a bit of a mix of buildings from several different time periods so it doesn't really have a fixed date in time. I do however hope to indicate some sort of change of style as we slowly grow and develop.
Entry 5: Meandering Marshes
So, last time we left off we were taking a look at the regions most famous pair of farmers. Well today.... has absolutely nothing to do with them so lets just get on with it shall we starting off with this exciting news that the entire area around Harrignton is now full of people, livestock and various crops (quite why we need so many different ones I don't know but nevermind). Anyway here's how it looks complete with a map of the area with all the place names, so you can be even more confused when trying to figure out where we are as I've named every small settlement!
Right, so now that's out of the way, lets get on with the real content of this entry and for that, we need to start in Rilby, taking a look at its lovely ferry connection over to the nearby large town of Naplan. (Rilby is on the right for anyone who's confused by the map above or just didn't bother clicking the spoiler button).
So now, we throw the lovely ferry connection out of the window and instead, decide that we need our car to travel around the several hundred metres of area that is remotely of any interest in Naplan.
Thankfully for us, the ever expanding Harrignton surroundings have joined the two towns by a long, muddy, impassable for several months of the year and dangerous for the rest road that skirts some local swamp land (and by skirt I mean pretty much ploughs into it). Anyway, lets start by heading northwards out of Rilby and into the ever present farmland.
Continuing north, we bypass Berrin Woods and head through the small villages of Droton and Meryat (in that order). Thankfully Droton is kind enough to give you some indication as to weather or not its a good idea to try the rest of the drive seeing as they pretty much built it in the swampy land surrounding the waterways.
Then, we make a turn to the left through Bontin and in between some larger farms where the ground is actually, pretty serviceable as a road, and into Trowdin where we start to head south again and back into, well, mud. Apparently though, this area seems to appeal to people as the two towns we just past are pretty large when compared to most of the places in Harrington.
Then, we head back into the boggy marshland that surrounds this wood and down towards Naplan. As you can see there's a lot of smaller farms along this track with several of the regions smallest settlements in the form of Manton and Woodbury.
And, just to prove how small a settlement that these are here is Manton where you could literally blink and miss it (seriously I nearly did while concentrating on not slipping off this track).
Finally, we end up in Naplan where I park up get ready to do some shopping done, only to find that its about to get dark and there's some clouds blowing in, so decide to just start heading back instead.
Screw it, I'm taking the ferry next time!
Meanwhile, in other news we saw our first factories being built in the region to actually do something with the huge amount of stuff we grow. Predicatably, these have sprung up near Henburn because, why not just add more pollution to the area.
Anyway thats the end of this entry. No region view as not a hell of a lot has changed to be honest just the usual little bit of spread, so.....
Till next time!