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CHAT: Map of the City of Montrei

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Thursday, September 18, 2003, 21:26
Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> writes:
>Actually, there's better reason than that. The more sides, the harder to >storm >the fortress; 6 is about the most you can easily lay out, though 8 is a >possibility. >Sharp corners are a liability in fort construction.
I was in a bit of a rush to reply, so here's more. As John said, 6 sides is harder to storm than 4, and the site that the actual fort here exists on (Called the Presidio) is roughly hexagonal in shape. Here it never had any walls and was pathetically defended (Monterey was mostly a backwater) Topographyof the site also makes it easier to let the walls run slightly along them than building the walls right up the hill perpendicular to the slope since the Fort sits on top of a hill over looking the harbor. The entrances are actually at the narrowest ends. There are 6 watch towers at each angle also.