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Eric Folsom
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Wilmore
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Are the diseases and areas / mode of travel accurate to the time period or just "close enough"?
I own it and love it, just curious
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Aernout Casier
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They have done some research, the events come with short background stories. Must be because there is some accuracy there?
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Xabier P
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I'm not an expert by no ways, what I can tell is from things I heard or studied at school. I didn't do any research either.

Geographically the game is "close enough" if you take into account the spaces, though the arrows point to the actual city location. These cities are quite important / relevant in our current railway system. The game is set in a period when this system was being built so depending on your railway layout you'll be more or less accurate. The Spanish railway's been described as a bicycle wheel, Madrid being the centre and the train connections going outwards as the radius of the wheel.

As for the illnesses (malaria, typhus, the yellow fever, and cholera) they were quite serious in the peninsula. These illnesses where deadly even until mid 1900's, after the country was devastated by the civil war, specially in rural areas.

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