[PnP] Animal Portage Table

Burton Choinski 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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