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Author Topic: From Schmotenton to New Portland - the rise (and possible fall) of Bran Castle  (Read 29656 times)

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Offline siemanthepieman


I know it's been a while between drinks and, honestly, I haven't played SC4 much lately. My young son, who, on the one hand I am trying to discourage from too many computer games but, on the other, am (of course!) happy to build with on mutually enjoyed activities, has taken a serious like to Minecraft and, to be honest, so have I. There has been some serious hours recently wasted building blocked worlds by the two of us which is nice, but also means not too much progress in SC4 of recent times. Still, I have a few updates up my sleeve. And development has not been entirely stopped. So I thought I'd pop in for a small update of another industrial precinct within the region.

A short word of warning - it's a fairly polished piece, with not much more than a couple of pictures and a brief explanation and we're done.

UPDATE 46 - Downtown Industrial Park

46.1 - It's a small industrial park. The picture will probably do the talking. But it is tight knit and safe, thanks to its 'one road in, secure road in' policy.

46.2 - As said, a nice, tight knit little industrial park. 'Nuff said!.

Offline evarburg

I don't quite get why it has to be defended like a castle but it looks nice nevertheless !  :)

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Offline siemanthepieman



As we approach the end of our look at Bran Castle's industrial areas we get to Ridgeland Industrial Park. We’ve seen Ridgeland Industrial Park before in update 43. It was the first industrial area to pop up outside of Newport - coming into existence when the King ordered all agriculture be limited to ‘Designated Agricultural Zones’ to the west and south of Goose Island and the Knoll, or east of the Lesser New Portland Ridge. It is still the closest industrial park to Newport and probably the best connected to it, and undoubtedly the biggest to develop to date.

47.1 - It’s an impressive sight from above

47.2 - The rail
connections to Newport ensures the development of the regions biggest textile halls. 

47.3 - The raid transport connections were actually better than those in Newport, favouring particular enterprises, such as automotive components and cabling/piping manufacturing.

47.4 - Some bright spark even had the idea to build a convention centre within the park. Somehow, it worked. With spacious trade stall areas and a state-of-the-art AV system, at any given time, you need to book your convention at least 18 months in advance to ensure your preferred dates are available.

47.5 - A few of the original farmers/landholders managed to hold their titles (or at least, so



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Offline evarburg

It is a bit too repetitive in places (exact same buildings), but the layout is quite good !