[PnP] Animal Portage Table
bchoinski at comcast.net
Tue Mar 24 19:17:52 CET 2009
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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