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


  • 2017 2016 Customizer

    I was gonna tell you about Tunguska, looks like your good.


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    I’m finalizing the color balance on my map! Looking forward to hear what you all think of the final map.

    In the mean time I’ve made a difference of the original map file I started working with januari last year and my end result. It looks very impressive knowing that everything that’s not white has been manually changed. It shows far more then I expected it to show as I’ve re-centered far more SZ numbers then I thought I did:

    A long but definitely not a complete list of things that I have changed:

    Cleanup

    • Removed all scratches

    • Fixed many issues on the map due to stitching the different scans together and/or the folding lines on the map (e.g. diagonal lines on neutrals didn’t run straight, borders where strange most noticeable in Switzerland)

    • Fixed issues on map due to artwork mistakes on the original board itself (e.g. water texture in Eastern United States, mirrored island in United Kingdom, Calcutta and Sidney now have a square capital marking instead of circle victory city marker, Malta didn’t have a shore, etc)

    • Removed adjacent to text on territories (as they are not needed in 2nd edition)

    • Enhanced contrast of most text

    • Balanced colors to hide seems between different scans, especially visible in the Pacific

    • Himalaya thicker stroke around text, similar to the other text on the map

    • Re aligned sea zone borders so that they are now lining up properly, so all lines run perfect vertical or horizontal

    • Re centered most of the sea zone numbers as well as the convoy and kamikaze markings

    • Re centered names of many territories like Denmark, Northern Italy, Mexico, Victoria, Urals, etc

    • Replaced all roundels with same but more vibrant artwork based of the vector images in the rule books

    • Aligned roundels to have equal vertical spacing with territory names

    2nd Edition changes

    • Yukon and British Columbia are merged into Western Canada

    • Added border between Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba and Central United States

    • Added border between Quebec and New Brunswick Nova Scotia

    • Made Mexico longer to end at bottom of Sea Zone 10

    • Correct spelling of Palau

    • Correct spelling of Suiyuan

    • Removed ‘Burma Road’ name

    • French Equatorial Africa layout change so it is now in line with rest of the board (first line wider then second line)

    Enhancements

    • Removed standing army icons on neutrals

    • Re centered territory names of neutrals and changed Switzerland to the same font size as the other territories

    • Correct spelling of Chinese territories: Anhwei and Hopeh

    • Correct names of Russian territories:

      • Evenkiyskiy -> Yenisey

      • Yenisey -> Evenkiyskiy

      • Yakut S.S.R. -> Irkutsk

      • Timguska -> Tunguska

    • Iwo Jima in right orientation

    • Honolulu in right location

    • Calcutta in right location

    • Removed big non existing island ‘Atlantis’ from Sea Zone 44

    • Replaced adjacent to text markings in sea zones with cleaner just numbers solution

    • Removed Mobilization Zones and Axis and Allies logos from both corners

    • Added Italian Fasces roundels


  • 2017 2016

    I cannot even imagine numbers of hours it took to do it.
    And this not include time to report about it.

    I raise my hat.

    What a job!



  • I am a little bummed I already printed a 1940 map. Well at least I don’t have to decide between yours and Siredblood’s.


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    @Baron:

    I cannot even imagine numbers of hours it took to do it.
    And this not include time to report about it.

    I raise my hat.

    What a job!

    Thanks! It really is hundreds of hours. I don’t even want to know the exact number…


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    @bgugs:

    Well at least I don’t have to decide between yours and Siredblood’s.

    Just collect them all  😄


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    Just a quick update. I’ve found a nice color profile close to Intreprids color corrections so I’m happy with that.

    I did however found some new things to fix after feedback from my gaming group. The most important changes:

    • Move the sea border between 108 and 109 as well as 118 and 119 a bit more to the left to have more distance between the border and EIre so you can easily spot that 109 and 119 are connected

    • Put French Central Africa on 2 lines instead of the OOB 3 lines so that the IPC value can move down out of the Sahara area

    I have some more reviews coming in. So fingers crossed it won’t be a full rework  😛


  • 2017 2016 2015 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    The link to these changes in a new map file are where?


  • 2017 2016 Customizer

    @Tjoek:

    @bgugs:

    Well at least I don’t have to decide between yours and Siredblood’s.

    Just collect them all  😄

    I agree 🙂


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    @Imperious:

    The link to these changes in a new map file are where?

    Just posted the first preview release of the map file as a dropbox link in my first post. Please have a look and let me know what you think.



  • I think it looks amazing.

    Since you’ve been updating territory names. One or two things have been bothering me since the release of the OOB maps.

    Volgograd. I’ve been thinking what it should be named instead. Maybe Don-Volga or Don Valley or something like that.
    Samara. Whilst not as egregious as Volgograd, this territory and its capital city were called Kuybyshev and Kuybyshev Oblast from 1936 to 1991.

    Also, maybe Gibraltar and sz 110 (English channel) could be slighly larger?



  • Preview looks beautiful!


  • 2019 2018

    Fantastic job - well done, Tjoek!

    A few thoughts:

    1. While the standing army icons aren’t necessary for the neutrals, my personal preference would be to have the number of units printed on each country, perhaps in a box or triangle and in a contrasting color from the name/IPC value.
    2. Really like what you’ve done to enlarge Holland Belgium and Bessarabia. Wouldn’t mind seeing Gibraltar and SZ 110 a bit larger, if possible.
    3. The eastern border between Kenya and Tanganyika Territory seems a bit muted or possibly thinner, compared to the border west of Lake Victoria…but viewing it again from a slightly different angle, it may just be my tired eyes.
    4. Now for the first of two truly trivial points: While “Johnston Island” is technically correct, the more accurate name is “Johnston Atoll,” IMO. Johnston Atoll is made up of four islands. During WWII, the US had an airbase on Johnston Island and a seaplane base on Sand Island, part of the same atoll.
    5. This goes beyond your map and to the game itself, but I’ve always thought the significant oil resources in Alberta should merit a 2 IPC value for that territory.

    Do with these thoughts what ye will. Even if you don’t make any changes, it’s a beautiful map!

    –PM



  • “Removed standing army icons on neutrals”

    Greetings, new player here but loving it already and I am looking to get a map printed soon. Yours looks amazing. One question though, why the removal of standing army icons on neutrals? Does everyone just memorize with the hours of gameplay how many units would get called up to defend?

    Thanks.


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    First of all thanks for all the kind words and useful feedback! I will take the suggestions I like to the map, but as there are to many views on the map I simply cannot incorporate them all. But if some of the things you like to see don’t make it to the map I publish here, you’re free to send me a PM as I can always look at it for a small fee so you can play on the map you like best.

    @8thGuards:

    Volgograd. I’ve been thinking what it should be named instead. Maybe Don-Volga or Don Valley or something like that.

    Thanks I’ve learned something new. You’re right about Volgograd being a name that is from the 1960’s. Officially the region itself was called Stalingrad Oblast (or just Stalingrad for short) but to me that looks a bit weird on the board. But most importantly Volgograd is a region being part of the initial setup so I’m hesitant ot change it for that reason alone. But not decided yet what to do  😄

    @8thGuards:

    Samara. Whilst not as egregious as Volgograd, this territory and its capital city were called Kuybyshev and Kuybyshev Oblast from 1936 to 1991.

    Again something new I learned. As in this case the region was also called Samara before 1936 it seems less of a problem.

    @8thGuards:

    Also, maybe Gibraltar and sz 110 (English channel) could be slighly larger?

    More people have pointed this out in our Dutch gaming community (outside this forum) so I’m looking into this at the moment. Although Gibraltar will never be big enough for all scenario’s. The reason for SZ 110 not being larger in the first preview is the fact that I intend to print the fill a bit larger then OOB size. Roughly 225 by 100 cm or 88.6 inch by 39.4 inch, which makes SZ 110 large enough. But I see it would fit if you print OOB size or slightly larger then that

    @The:

    1. While the standing army icons aren’t necessary for the neutrals, my personal preference would be to have the number of units printed on each country, perhaps in a box or triangle and in a contrasting color from the name/IPC value.

    If you want those number why not simply keep the standing army icons in tact? I will release a few files that are close to OOB as the changes to the standing army is layer I can switch on or off.

    @The:

    1. Really like what you’ve done to enlarge Holland Belgium and Bessarabia. Wouldn’t mind seeing Gibraltar and SZ 110 a bit larger, if possible.

    I haven’t changed Holland Belgium… but Bessarabia is enlarged inspired by Intreprids work on the same map. Gibraltar and SZ 110 are in the making.

    @The:

    1. The eastern border between Kenya and Tanganyika Territory seems a bit muted or possibly thinner, compared to the border west of Lake Victoria…but viewing it again from a slightly different angle, it may just be my tired eyes.

    I’ve heard this from more people. The problem with this border is that the surrounding colors are close to the border color itself. I will try to see if I can increase the highlight and drop shadow on this border. Similar visibility issues seem to arise at the border of New South Wales and Victoria.

    @The:

    1. Now for the first of two truly trivial points: While “Johnston Island” is technically correct, the more accurate name is “Johnston Atoll,” IMO. Johnston Atoll is made up of four islands. During WWII, the US had an airbase on Johnston Island and a seaplane base on Sand Island, part of the same atoll.

    As Johnston Island is technically correct and part of national objectives (and to ensure I will finish this map shortly) I will leave it as is for now.

    @The:

    1. This goes beyond your map and to the game itself, but I’ve always thought the significant oil resources in Alberta should merit a 2 IPC value for that territory.

    I won’t be doing any changes to the actual game play.

    @AA1940guy:

    One question though, why the removal of standing army icons on neutrals? Does everyone just memorize with the hours of gameplay how many units would get called up to defend?

    I would not suggest to remove them at all unless you customize your game a bit. I’ve bought neutral army infantry from Historical Board Gaming that we put on the board during setup. With those infantry in play we simply have no need for the icons any longer. But we do need to have a setup card that holds this information to be able to correctly setup the neutral armies.


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    Once again thanks for the feedback! I’ve made all suggested changes to the map except for name changes and I would like your feedback on two important changes to SZ 110 and Gibraltar.

    SZ 110
    I’ve been playing around with different versions of an enlarged SZ 110. So I’ve attached 3 versions below for you to review. Please let me know which one you like best.

    • Option 1: Intreprids design

    • Option 2: Steeper angles

    • Option 3: Border of Scotland - UK rotated

    Gibraltar
    Next to that I’ve enlarged Gibraltar. Please review the last image in this post and let me know what you think.

    SZ 110 Option 1

    SZ 110 Option 2

    SZ 110 Option 3

    Gibraltar Enlarged


  • 2019 2018

    The expanded Gibraltar looks great.

    My vote is for Option 3, though they all look good.

    Again, well done!



  • Gibraltar looks great. Another vote for option 3!



  • I also add a vote for option 3. Love the new Gibraltar (but I already told you that off-site) 😄

    Also I like the special surprise.



  • Another vote for option 3


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    So option 3 it will be! This option was the logical conclusion moving from 1 to 2 to 3 in the design process.


  • 2017 2016

    @bgugs:

    Another vote for option 3

    For me too.


  • 2019 2018 Customizer

    The map has been printed in different size and they all look great! As soon as I have time I will post some pictures for you and update the file in my first post.

    Some last minute adjustments I made:

    • Made Panama Canal a bit smaller

    • Enlarged the adjacent to sea zone numbers for better readability

    • Rename both Volgograd and Samar to Stalingrad and Kuybyshev respectively as suggested by 8thGuards

    I’m really happy with how the project turned out and cannot wait to play our first game on the enlarged map (220 by 100cm) next Saturday! Thanks everyone for your input.

    Regards,
    Joost



  • I’m looking forward to next saturday.



  • @Tjoek:

    @The:

    1. While the standing army icons aren’t necessary for the neutrals, my personal preference would be to have the number of units printed on each country, perhaps in a box or triangle and in a contrasting color from the name/IPC value.

    If you want those number why not simply keep the standing army icons in tact? I will release a few files that are close to OOB as the changes to the standing army is layer I can switch on or off.

    I think you’ve done a brilliant job. I would definitely be interested in a version which had the neutral standing armies on the map.

    However, I will still be looking forward to the conclusion to this project (so I can get a map printed  :-D).


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