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    Hi all, thanks for all comments...

    Here's a larger version of the map...
    For water colouring, I'd like to give a murky climax to the scene. Choice can be discussed, of course... I decided to put the mill not so close to the waterfall, but you're right : a small aqueduc should lead water.

    As mentionned, I coloured the parchement.

    To finish, the symbols are PNG files found in the dundjinni forum and puted in the files of FM8... So easy

    What do you think about ?
    Mörkhdull, en route to 2009
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    True; it would be more difficult to build there. Many of the mills I am familiar with used a man-made dam to form a mill pond and direct the full stream over or under the mill wheel, thereby maximizing the power available to the mill. But then, the number of medieval mills I am familiar with is vanishingly small! Most of what I know was gleaned as I researched for a map of my own a few months ago.

    For a mill placed there, I'd probably narrow the channel to force more of the water to move under the wheel. Stone retaining walls on each bank to channel the water, and then put the bridge over that, since it can share its footings with the walls and also be much shorter.

    As it stands, though, it is a fine-looking map. I'd like to see some labels telling us what some of the buildings are, though.
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    Well, how the mill is built depends on how much energy is needed. In a modern times you usually want to maximize the power produced, but in a medieval mill there is no need to harness more power than you can actually use to turn your grind stones, or whatever the mill is running.

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    "BURNNNNNN THAT MILLLLL..."

    As Mörkhdull the great orc warlord yeld, while his warriors cross the murky river...

    Damned, we'll never know why this mill was build at a so bad place

    LOLL

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