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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2019 7:09 a.m. PST

Not necessarily all on the table at the same time, of course!

Large circular hill
Small circular hill
Long ridge hill
Short ridge hill
River
Forked river
Stone bridge
Wood bridge
Low stone wall
Earth rampart
Wood walled fort
Stone walled fort
Wood keep
Stone square keep
Stone round keep
Church/Cathedral
Bog/marsh
Forest
Monastery/Convent/Abbey
Walled monastery/Convent/Abbey
Stone farmhouse/cottage
Wood farmhouse/cottage
Stone henge/shrine
Greek/Roman temple
Pyramid
Sphinx
Ziggurat
Domed temple/mosque
Giant Wooden Horse
Small pond/lake
Large pond/lake
Rocky area
Stone ruins

All above presented only in the order they popped into my head! Feel free to nominate more!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2019 7:55 a.m. PST

To the above great list

Wooden fences
Thatch huts
Way station/town hall
Watch tower
Trees

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2019 8:02 a.m. PST

In addition to what you nominated:

Field of crops, with and without walled/fenced enclosures
Orchard, especially olive grove for Mediterranean area
Small grove or coppice of trees
Brushy/overgrown area
Desert oasis with palm trees and bushes
Area of soft sand
Vineyard

Jim

Dagwood17 Jan 2019 8:46 a.m. PST

Ditches were used more often as field boundaries then than now, so ditches !

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2019 10:55 a.m. PST

Hedges?

Rogues117 Jan 2019 11:24 a.m. PST

@Robert – in Medieval times it is not a hedge but a shrubbery – Ni!

Dicymick17 Jan 2019 12:31 p.m. PST

Livestock.

evilgong Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2019 1:55 p.m. PST

Coastline

Nick Bowler17 Jan 2019 2:02 p.m. PST

As the vast majority of conflicts were skirmishes or sieges (including sallies from a siege), a full castle and walled city are important additions!

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2019 7:25 p.m. PST

A blacksmith's forge. They were usually located near a stream.

Grelber

Martin Rapier17 Jan 2019 11:22 p.m. PST

For Ancients.

A nice flat plain.
A few hills
Some trees
Streams
A river
Camp
City Walls
Marsh
Beach/shoreline

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