[MUD-Dev] Affecting the world

clawrenc at cup.hp.com clawrenc at cup.hp.com
Thu Sep 18 12:11:07 New Zealand Standard Time 1997

In <199709170525.AAA09363 at dfw-ix9.ix.netcom.com>, on 09/17/97 
   at 08:45 AM, "Jon A. Lambert" <jlsysinc at ix.netcom.com> said:

>You mention the amassing of player armies.  The cost and logistics in
> labor and resources would be vast.  The effects of this on local 
>economies can be both explosive and devastating, even excluding the 
>effects of actual warfare (the old guns or butter issues).  Then 
>there's those elusive things called morale, training, and readiness 
>which might make it all for naught.  

I would note in passing that medieval armies often numbered under 100
men, and rarely were more than a few hundred.  I recall something to
the effect of the Battle of Hastings having less than 100 total

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