- Jul 30, 2010
Yes, I'm Norwegian
I honestly think the wasteland should stay. While it's certainly possible to get from one side of the mountains to the other, it would be a attrition-filled, logistical nightmare to actually march an army across there in winter. Imagine trying to pull artillery through 2 metres of snow in -20 °C and strong winds; all of this without trees for wood
The wasteland can be reshaped, but I don't think an east-west connection is necessary. If you remove the physical connection between Bergenhus and Stavanger, and replace it with a strait across the Hardanger Fjord, the Hardanger province could work. I would still think Sogn would be a slightly better one, as Sogn og Fjordane has about 5x the population of Hardanger (today).
So pretty much like dragging artillery through the tibetan plateau
You're absolutly right about Sögn being larger and more populous, the reason I still hold to Hardanger is because it's a more curious province, it's not just another province in the norwegian loop.
I tried updating southern norways borders,
I'm basing my drawings in part on the maps on this webbpage https://lokalhistoriewiki.no/wiki/Leksikon:Len
Admittedly My attempt at adding Numedalen to the Buskerud province looks pretty aweful, partly because my Buskerud is more based on the current Buskerud county rather than the historical Brunla len, which has a much thinner shape (and adding Numedal is optional). I feel these changes will make southern norway more dynamic than just a straight road, as it now would offer some maneuverability. Note though that I conciously avoided access between Bratsberg and Stavanger, despite those provinces touching in the map above.
(drawing is a bit approximate, especially since I didn't really manage to figure out which river it is on the map, haven't been able to get a good map on norwegian rivers)
Hopefully one day PDX improves attrition system (essentially removing the cap and improving ai attrition management is first step)
Do you have any good additions to my current norwegian mission tree suggestion?