[PnP] Animal Portage Table
akoponen at mosquitonet.com
Wed Apr 1 20:46:56 CEST 2009
Yeah, you're correct. Early harnesses had the drawback of choking the
horse, thus limiting how much it could pull. Oops.
Burton Choinski wrote:
> I was just googling about and saw a page (sorry, no cite) that stated
> that harness weights were limited until about 800AD due to the
> design. Around 800AD a new harness design allows for a five-fold
> increase in draw weight.
> I guess it depends on how far back you say P&P tech is.
> On Mar 4, 2009, at 2:43 AM, Alex Koponen wrote:
>> In v2 the Animal Portage Table gives unreasonably low values for
>> harnessed weights that can be pulled. With the greased axles of a
>> century ago horses could generally pull about TEN times as much as
>> they could carry. In the Perilous Lands the technology of wagon axles
>> might be rougher, but horses should still be able to pull about 8
>> times as much as they can carry.
>> Alex Koponen, son of a very skilled horse trainer and
>> occasional user of wagons and carriages.
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