Tjoek's 1940 Global Map file (Updated May 30th 2018)



  • This map looks great! Looking forward to completion 🙂

    Looking at the 1st edition pacific board, I’ve also noticed that Sydney and Calcutta have the round victory city symbols rather than the square capitals symbols… at least that is what the first edition board looks like, maybe it’s rectified in the 2nd ed. Calcutta mightn’t need one since it’s part of the UK, but it is essentially a capital. I corrected this myself on YG’s board but you might want to do it on your own board.



  • @sjlr1:

    This map looks great! Looking forward to completion 🙂

    Looking at the 1st edition pacific board, I’ve also noticed that Sydney and Calcutta have the round victory city symbols rather than the square capitals symbols… at least that is what the first edition board looks like, maybe it’s rectified in the 2nd ed. Calcutta mightn’t need one since it’s part of the UK, but it is essentially a capital. I corrected this myself on YG’s board but you might want to do it on your own board.

    Checked my 2nd edition OOB boards, and indeed they still have the round VC symbols. Great spot!


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    @sjlr1:

    This map looks great! Looking forward to completion 🙂

    Thanks!

    @sjlr1:

    I’ve also noticed that Sydney and Calcutta have the round victory city symbols rather than the square capitals symbols…

    Wow never noticed this before! Thanks for sharing this with the community. I will definitely address this.



  • @8thGuards:

    @sjlr1:

    This map looks great! Looking forward to completion 🙂

    Looking at the 1st edition pacific board, I’ve also noticed that Sydney and Calcutta have the round victory city symbols rather than the square capitals symbols… at least that is what the first edition board looks like, maybe it’s rectified in the 2nd ed. Calcutta mightn’t need one since it’s part of the UK, but it is essentially a capital. I corrected this myself on YG’s board but you might want to do it on your own board.

    Checked my 2nd edition OOB boards, and indeed they still have the round VC symbols. Great spot!

    @Tjoek:

    @sjlr1:

    This map looks great! Looking forward to completion 🙂

    Thanks!

    @sjlr1:

    I’ve also noticed that Sydney and Calcutta have the round victory city symbols rather than the square capitals symbols…

    Wow never noticed this before! Thanks for sharing this with the community. I will definitely address this.

    You’re very welcome for the spot… it’s what happens when you have a bored guy staring at a game board  :lol:


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    @sjlr1:

    You’re very welcome for the spot… it’s what happens when you have a bored guy staring at a game board  :lol:

    If you are ever bored again, please do stare at the board again and share your finding 🙂



  • @Tjoek:

    @sjlr1:

    You’re very welcome for the spot… it’s what happens when you have a bored guy staring at a game board  :lol:

    If you are ever bored again, please do stare at the board again and share your finding 🙂

    😄


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    After finishing retouching all the scratches and other small damages on the boards / scans it’s time to work on the bigger picture. Resulting in some good progress. I’ve been working on the color differences in the sea zones and have finished the pacific and indian ocean. If I mist a spot please let me know. 😉

    What you can see in the images:

    • The color balanced sea zones off course

    • The removed neutral army icons (as I play with miniatures from HBG)

    • 2nd edition changes to the board (West Canada, Mexico, no Burma Road name on the board, Palau Island spelling correction)

    • fixes to the board (Iwo Jima in right orientation, Honolulu to the right location)

    • Himalaya stronger black stroke on text (exactly as other text on the board)

    • Calcutta and Sidney now show the square capital instead of the round VC icon. Once again thank you for spotting this sjlr1.

    • Anything I missed to tell you  8-)

    Pacific

    Indian Ocean



  • Looks great!  🙂
    Those colour corrections make a real difference


  • 2017 2016 Customizer

    While your fixing things, I listed more errors on my thread, misspelled china territories, Calcutta is in wrong location, etc, the list is right before the newest pics on page 12.


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    @siredblood:

    While your fixing things, I listed more errors on my thread, misspelled china territories, Calcutta is in wrong location, etc, the list is right before the newest pics on page 12.

    Thanks sired! I was aware of the Suiyuyan -> Suiyuan that needs to be corrected, but it seems you changed far more names. Could you share the source of these changes? I did some “googling” but found many different spellings of same areas and some were hard to find to begin with.

    And I will look into Calcutta.

    An other thing on my todo list is the horrible fake island near Celebes. But first I will focus on finishing the sea zones on the Europe side of the board.


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    @Tjoek:

    @siredblood:

    While your fixing things, I listed more errors on my thread, misspelled china territories, Calcutta is in wrong location, etc, the list is right before the newest pics on page 12.

    Thanks sired! I was aware of the Suiyuyan -> Suiyuan that needs to be corrected, but it seems you changed far more names. Could you share the source of these changes? I did some “googling” but found many different spellings of same areas and some were hard to find to begin with.

    Nevermind, Wikipedia has the answer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_administrative_divisions_of_China_(1912%E2%80%9349)

    This means there are three misspellings in China (as sired already changed on his map):

    • Anhwe -> Anhwei

    • Hopei -> Hopeh

    • Suiyuyan -> Suiyuan

    Hence more todos  😄


  • 2017 2016 Customizer

    Ya their islands are terrible, if you look you’ll find almost all of them are wrong…. one of the ones they managed to get right, they put it upside down lol.


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    @siredblood:

    Ya their islands are terrible, if you look you’ll find almost all of them are wrong…. one of the ones they managed to get right, they put it upside down lol.

    I personally don’t mind some free hand approximations but putting Atlantis between Celebes and Dutch New Guinea is a bit to much. Although with Zombies coming to AA…  😛



  • When do you expect this map to be done? Also, would you be okay with me taking it to use for my custom map? I mainly will be changing territories and values (as you can see in the progress I had made). I am asking since I will be changing programs and will likely have to restart. So I figure I might as well restart with a well done map. However, if this will take a few more months I will likely continue to use IE’s map



  • Your work is very nice ! it’s the little details that make the difference !


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    @bgugs:

    When do you expect this map to be done? Also, would you be okay with me taking it to use for my custom map? I mainly will be changing territories and values (as you can see in the progress I had made). I am asking since I will be changing programs and will likely have to restart. So I figure I might as well restart with a well done map. However, if this will take a few more months I will likely continue to use IE’s map

    I expect to finish this map second half of April. Shouldn’t take to long anymore.

    And I will post a few versions of my map on the forums so feel free to reuse it for you purpose. I would love to see the fruit of my time and effort be used by other enthusiasts within this community.


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    @Natneo:

    Your work is very nice ! it’s the little details that make the difference !

    Thanks! The downside of attention for details is that it takes time and time and even more time, but I like it!


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    I’ve been working on my Anniversary map file the last 2 weeks, but will continue the work on the Global 1940 file as of right now.

    I’ve finished the color corrections on the oceans and I’m currently re-centering country names of mainly neutral territories of which I’ve removed the standing army icons. Stay tuned for some pictures in the coming days.


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    Just a quick update to show you guys what I’m currently doing with re-centering the country names:

    Looking at the image I actually think Italy has been moved a bit to far to the left.



  • I like the moved Northern Italy. The number 4 could be nudged right a bit as it doesn’t quite look centred on the text.
    The roundel I would leave in its original position. I don’t believe in keeping everything centred at the cost of the overall look.



  • Looks great! Yeah, moving the northern Italy a tad more back to the right would be perfect. The ‘4’ looks fine to me


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    Thanks for the feedback!

    I’ve moved the text for Northern Italy a bit more to the top right (giving the italian roundel some more distance from the beaches  :-)) and double checked the positioning of the 4. This was only 1 pixel off so I fixed that to, but this small difference is not be visible on the previous image so it most likely is some optical illusion close to the Swiss border.

    To me this looks way better now:



  • That looks great. My eyes aren’t sensitive enough to pick up a 1 pixel difference… haha 😄



  • could be an optical rather than a physical imbalance with the 4.

    The tension points between the end of northern and the top of the 4 could be doing it.
    I’ve often altered/uncentred designs because of this effect. For some, its like fingers on a chalk board.  😄

    after importing it into Illustrator, I found the 4 is off. It is too far right within the circle. This is what is throwing me off.



  • A pixel off within the circle? And I thought I was picky for just wanting historically accurate Fasces instead of the default Iranian roundels for Italy.


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