Trade by Land and Sea
From antiquity to modern times, Southeast Asian waters were infested
to a greater or lesser extent by pirates living off the trade past
modern Singapore (our Sabara). Much trade instead went to and
through the Isthmus of Kra, cargo dropped on one shore, carted, then
picked up on the other.
Lords of the Earth normally does not allow for such things. In
A Twilight of Empires this is permitted as follows.
The GM is willing to entertain extensions and modifications of this trade scheme.
- The regions involved are Mon and Kedah.
- Trade through these adds a distance equal to the AP cost of land
movement through the region as if it were controlled.
- A nation controlling either region may use its Port Areas and Cities as their trade conduit terminals.
- Otherwise, each region may be used as the equivalent to a conduit
port if the trading nation has a conduit rating above zero, and assuming this is permitted by a controlling power (if any).
- All such uncontrolled trade counts as Blockaded Sea Trade, with
revenues consequently around half that of Normal Sea Trade.