Is it possible to lower the paradrop range below 5? It doesn't seem to work even if I set the number lower in the rules.txt. Perhaps it is related to a tech slot or something? I think it has worked for me before, so it bugs me a little bit.
Yes it is a long way, but I think I will use the idea anyway. I'll just have to limit off the scenario map in some way, so a player can't accidently "jump off" the map. Its excellent in a way, because one will have to walk ground units across land, so the boat can explore a bit, but essentially it has be positioned for the ground units.
I just ran a quick playtest yesterday. It took me well over 100 weeks (over 2 years) just to reach Equatoria, without even the tough problems of the Ituri region put in. So I guess I'll adjust movements rates a bit upwards. But speed should be of the essence, so its excellent, when you get that feeling of "another delay", when natives or terrains starts to present a challenge.