3.5. Savanna




  • An inter-zonal map between better watered mountain and desert or desert and tropic
  • A map characterised by broadly spaced clumps of trees which are a mixture of oaken-leafed evergreen, deciduous baobab, palm type trees and scrub type plants
  • Typically a rather flat plane map having an occasional hummock rises here and there.
  • Relatively open but does have occasional ‘strag’ trees and rocky outcrops here and there.
  • Note that Savanna biome maps are limited to elevation heights of mid-level and below, low-level.
  • Rains are predominantly and frequently heavy in summer but never snows, dry 'winter' season.
  • Savanna has very little water on it though it may have an occasional lake, stream, or river and dry sandy or muddy lakebeds with water holes; streams may run for wahile and then empty into shallow marshy lake having no outlet to the sea in some cases.
  • It is very green during the rainy season and for awhile thereafter (Autumn) but rather sere at other times of the year.
  • It is well endowed with animals including dangerous ones.
  • Somewhat light on forest and stone but good for ore.
  • Defensively or agressively the map may be fairly well balanced to open to aggression.

Typical Savanna type variations:

  • Fortress
  • Nomadic
  • Herocide

Packeting Parameters:

Elevation Meshes

  • Primary (Lowlands).
  • Secondary (Midlands).
  • Quaternary (Ocean Floor).

Terrain Textures

  • DIRT1
  • DIRT3
  • GRASS5
  • SAND2
  • ROAD1
  • ROAD2
  • WATER1
  • WATER2
  • WATER3
  • RIVER1
  • RIVER2
  • RIVER3
  • RIVER4
  • RIVER5
  • RIVER6
  • RIVER7

Flora Tree Objects

  • TREE4
  • TREE22
  • TREE27
  • TREE39
  • TREE40
  • TREE41
  • TREE42

Flora Plant Objects

  • PLANT1
  • PLANT2
  • PLANT4
  • PLANT5
  • PLANT11
  • PLANT17
  • PLANT18
  • PLANT22

Fauna Objects

  • ANIMAL10
  • ANIMAL11
  • ANIMAL14
  • ANIMAL15
  • ANIMAL16
  • ANIMAL18
  • ANIMAL21
  • ANIMAL26
  • ANIMAL27
  • ANIMAL28
  • ANIMAL30
  • ANIMAL32
  • ANIMAL35
  • ANIMAL36
  • ANIMAL39
  • ANIMAL40
  • ANIMAL41
  • ANIMAL42
  • ANIMAL43

Geological Objects


Savanna Land types:

3.5.1. Sahel

  • Situated southside of the Atlas mountain range in North Africa.
  • Is a somewhat open map having almost all of the characteristics stated above except for having no river of significant size.
  • Civ Territories are divided as appropriate to the map.

Savanna Water types:

3.5.2. Gambia River

  • Characterised by having a river running through it east to west opening out onto the Atlantic Ocean toward the western edge of the map.
  • The river has a few shallows crossings and is loaded with crocodiless along its course.
  • Riverside stone or ore seam gathering is fraught with danger.
  • Civ Territories are divided proportionately north and south of along the course of the river).
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