Thanks for the input. It is all great advice.
Those who like the map thanks for saying so, now I know I am on the right track.
Some food for thought before I make the changes.Access through the Great Lakes.
Well to be honest I have never thought of that. I am not sure if adding access to the lakes would improve the game. Group what do you think?Map Dimensions
I was hoping to discuss this with the group in more detail later but just to give you an idea of what I am thinking.
At the minimum 3 feet by 6 feet, maybe a bit bigger.
Can’t believe I fat fingered Yucatan.
Well I had a fifty/fifty shot with Rumania/Romania.
Found this site that supports the “o” but I don’t care either way.http://www.orbilat.com/Languages/Rumanian/Rumanian_vs_Romanian.htmlTerritory Names and VCs
I left off the victory cites/territory names (which are also the names of the VCs) for two reasons.
1. I thought it would help us focus on the territories. (Obviously I was wrong.)
2. I am reworking their Font and was not finished yet, but figured you wanted to see the map ASAP.
I was hoping we could hold off on the victory city topic until we are happy with the map itself.
Will add Ceylon. Nice catch never even noticed it.China’s roundel
I have mixed feelings about adding China’s roundel. I have not played AAP so forgive my ignorance. They can acquire armies themselves? Please explain.
My only concern with this is, map consistency, if China why not France, Australia etc. My first reaction is to keep the roundels limited to the player nations. But this is not in stone.The Roads and Rails
Currently I do not like the idea of having them. This is why,
Why just these? Europe was covered in rail and the Germans used them extensively. But they don’t have rail on the map. I think we are getting to granular with this.
I do like the idea of a strategic move, but may I suggest we borrow form Europe Engulfed and introduce a strategic non-combat move instead of having rail/road actually on the map.
If you like my (borrowed) idea we can work out the particulars. It is a simple idea that can be implemented easily.
But if you really want the rail/roads I will be happy to make a version with them on it if you would like.
Kashmir will be replaced.
Manchukuo was a former state in Manchuria and both the AA and AAP maps have it as Manchuria.
The only reference I have found to Koko Nor is that it is a lake within Tsinghai Province.
Please provide more info on Heiho, I was unable to find any reference to a land area with that name.
What empty territories are you referring to? The circle (which if you guys have not noticed represents city areas) area is for Peiping. I believe this is the correct spot?
I don’t see the second empty area.
Hopei is already on the map. Is it in the right spot?
Charar on our map is close to what I have found…Yes it is not an exact match but close.
Please provide info on Hingan.Sea Zones
Yes, the sea zones will be numbered.Other things
Is everyone happy with the remainder of the (land) map?
I know there were some concerns about Italy. Do you like its current holdings?
How about city circles?
Are there any other cities you would like to see have their own area like Tobruk. I am not referring to VCs, just cities that should have their own area. For instance Saigon, I removed it from the map because the border was incorrect, but if the group thinks it is important enough I could add it back using a circle area. Don’t suggest cities just because you like them or live there. Try to think of cities that had major battles but don’t warrant VC status. Maybe a Free (green) Chinese city? Thoughts?
No one noticed any additional game play issues with the territories?
Great, I will do my best to make these changes in a timely fashion. Please feel free to provide more info and/or suggestions as they come to you. After we finalize these changes I suggest we look at the oceans so I can start numbering the sea squares. (I am not looking forward to that.)
Thanks again to all for the feedback, keep it coming.