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
>the fortress; 6 is about the most you can easily lay out, though 8 is a
>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.