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Author Topic: AAR + AARHE on real map  (Read 4765 times)
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« on: January 24, 2008, 07:56:31 am »
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AAR on a true area world map.
This is what I roughed out so far.
72dpi preview.



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This started because...

I was thinking of printing out a big AARHE map.
(AARHE base map is almost the same as AAR).

Looking at 4 x 6 A4s. Larger than A0
(It seems to be the ratio of the world excluding polar areas.)

For the costs ($80 for A0) I thought I might as well make a better looking map.

Ambitions:

AAR map
AARHE base map
AARHE base map for abattlemap
AARHE 1939 map

I found two true area vector map.
A has nation borders but no small islands.
B has no nation borders but has small islands.
The two are on slightly different projection so I can't merge them.

I am using A at the moment.
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008, 01:46:27 pm »
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Looking at 4 x 6 A4s. Larger than A0

A4 is 19x13 correct? so its 4 of these high and 6 wide correct?

19x6= 114 inches wide  and 13x4=52 inches tall... is this correct?

Also Japans control of china is not correct at any start date. The map looks like a Dec 7th 1941 start date, given German occupation of Soviet Union.

Also consider you even at 114 wide will have central European territories very small, because your making an accurate map, so Europe will be small.

Its a great start however.

What wrong with the AARHE 1939 map? i though it was perfect?
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008, 01:49:40 pm »
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Looks kind of hard to read, can you darken and thicken the lines demarcating the territories a bit?

Also, why are all the maps Europe/Asia centric. I wanna see an Axis and Allies map with America in the middle!  Yea, it'd be annoying to move pieces back and forth across the board, so???  What, you want life to be EASY!?!?!
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008, 02:05:19 pm »
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Mercator projection is the best way to represent a map. USA is a useless space thats never invaded.

You want the action to be in the middle so it can be reached by all parties, otherwise they have to change seats every turn.

The war was in Europe so Europe should be center stage for carnage.

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008, 02:07:27 pm »
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I was trying to be funny, hun. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008, 10:14:01 pm »
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19x6= 114 inches wide  and 13x4=52 inches tall... is this correct?
A4 is 297 x 210 mm.
So 4x6 A4s = 1782 x 840 mm.
About 70 x 33".

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Also Japans control of china is not correct at any start date. The map looks like a Dec 7th 1941 start date, given German occupation of Soviet Union.
I just do a rough job to start with using national borders.
The AAR map is just going to be AAR.

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Also consider you even at 114 wide will have central European territories very small, because your making an accurate map, so Europe will be small.
Yes. Thats the pain of true area map.

Size of Europe:
The small OOB: 23 x 21cm
This huge map 23 x 23cm

lol

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What wrong with the AARHE 1939 map? i though it was perfect?
Your map is fine.
I was justing thinking of putting it on a real map when I run out of things to do lol.
The map B that I downloaded actually has all the small islands so its cool.

Looks kind of hard to read, can you darken and thicken the lines demarcating the territories a bit?
I just roughed this out by colouring using in modern national borders.
This is pre-alpha I guess haha.

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Also, why are all the maps Europe/Asia centric. I wanna see an Axis and Allies map with America in the middle!  Yea, it'd be annoying to move pieces back and forth across the board, so???  What, you want life to be EASY!?!?!
Its funny. For all AA maping project you have to carefully slice up North America.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2008, 10:26:29 pm »
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I guess the problem is the map is not huge enough yet.
Maybe I'll try 8 A4 lengths. 2376mm.

Then Europe is 30cm from Spain to Ukraine inclusive.


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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2008, 12:09:09 am »
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2008-01-25 b
72dpi preview



We have some territory borders. Forgot. Gibraltar.
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2008, 10:34:50 am »
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I was justing thinking of putting it on a real map when I run out of things to do lol.

I have just started to work on the formal set ups for 1939. Its alot of work. You can do this if you like?

I have the basic file created so you only need to plug in the text.
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2008, 12:16:25 pm »
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2008-01-26 beta

21047 x 9921 high-res
http://www.mediafire.com/?br0dzrmunvj

3511 x 1655 low-res
http://img513.imageshack.us/my.php?image=20080126aarrealmaplowin8.png

702 x 331 thumb


I have just started to work on the formal set ups for 1939. Its alot of work. You can do this if you like?
I have the basic file created so you only need to plug in the text.

Text? Like not symbols?
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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2008, 12:21:17 pm »
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That map is looking good.

If you want i can send you the .ai file and you just have to get a setup for 1939 and basically type the text of the locations and quantity of the pieces as they are placed on the AARHE map. I have the backgrounds already done.


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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2008, 09:21:24 pm »
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known errors:

missing sea zone z60 and z61 divider
incorrect connection between z56 and z62

That map is looking good.

If you want i can send you the .ai file and you just have to get a setup for 1939 and basically type the text of the locations and quantity of the pieces as they are placed on the AARHE map. I have the backgrounds already done.

oh I see
ok upload the latest .ai file to the 1939 thread
I'll write them into a table

I presume you haven't made changes to the 1939 help/rules file
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2008, 10:48:56 pm »
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No i didnt do anything. You have already accomplished that task very well.

I will present a file tomorrow.
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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2008, 03:36:06 am »
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I was trying to be funny, hun. 

I don't think the Hun has any sense of humour that he is aware of
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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2008, 10:06:52 am »
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Honestly, I like that Kazakh runs the entire length of the Sinkiang border.

I dunno about all the extra territories in Europe though.  If they were more square or hexagon instead of triangular (they strike me as triangular, maybe it's just me) it would be better, I think.
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