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Axis & Allies Community Map Files



  • A&A COMMUNITY MAP FILES GAMING ACCESSORIES



  • Hello everyone,

    Many years ago a member named Ambilzi began the tortured task of scanning all the A&A G40 game boards in order to create a printable one piece map file which would provide a better G40 gaming experience. He didn’t know it at the time, but what Ambilzi did was revolutionize the way we play Axis & Allies, he also provided an essential customization for any custom A&A game table. I was fortunate to work with Ambilzi simply because I reached out to him and made some design suggestions which he was very open to, and the list of those first modifications really tells the story. Sure I shared some ideas that made the map more efficient during games, but Ambilzi was the true pioneer when it come to the history of this file, because the effort he undertook to scan and stitch all those images together was incredible. We don’t hear from Ambilzi anymore, he doesn’t, won’t, or can’t return our messages… but his work should never be forgotten.

    Since then, many have used his scanned image file to modify, tweak, and reinvent how it looks, and how we think the map should function. Whether we print this map for our own gaming pleasure, or to modify it and share our ideas with the community, we all owe Ambilzi a great deal of gratitude. Today we can enjoy even better works and map files by those that dedicate their time and skills to improve upon the original scan. Customizers like Cyanight who created many versions mostly dedicated to options for the roundels, Ithaut with his creative ocean layer, and intrepid who cleaned up many imperfections that only his professional eye could detect. In the coming months we await the works of new customizers like Siredblood, and Tjoek… they may use the base scan or create their own map files from scratch, but one thing is for sure… the Axis & Allies community thanks all of them for their efforts.



  • ADVICE FOR DOWNLOADING & PRINTING MAP FILES

    YOUNG GRASSHOPPER’S YOUTUBE VIDEO:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1OI8qu9n88&t=4s



  • AMBILZI’S G40 MAP FILE

    AMBIZI’S G40 MAP FILE:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/hsbczxbxnhr8s4c/Ambilzi’s G40 Map File.jpg

    ADDED FEATURES & MODIFIED ENHANCEMENTS

    Ambilzi’s ideas with Ambilzi’s designs and scan

    • Scan all pieces of the original game boards, stitch them together in Photoshop
    • Enhance all Convoy and Kamikaze zone symbols for better visibility
    • Repair the misaligned land border to properly connect with sea zone 5, and Amur
    • Replace all United Kingdom roundels on Canadian territories with Canadian roundels
    • Place notes on the far edges explaining which spaces connect on the other side of the board
    • Number the sea zone called the Caspian Sea
    • Encase entire image with 1/4" white border


  • GRASSHOPPER’S G40 MAP FILE

    GRASSHOPPER’S G40 MAP FILE:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/27djta09jodm5d4/Grasshopper’s G40 Map File.jpg

    ADDED FEATURES & MODIFIED ENHANCEMENTS

    Young Grasshopper’s ideas with Ambilzi’s designs and scan

    • Place a 72 space income tracker along the very bottom edge of the map
    • Place a 15 space turn tracker in the middle of the Indian Ocean
    • Place all airbase and naval base icons directly on the territories which occupy them
    • Design and place charts explaining the combined arms, order of play, starting income, turn sequence
    • Design and place chart listing all Research and Development options
    • Greater enhanced kamikaze and convoy symbols for easier visibility
    • Built in Naval and Airbase icons for quicker setups, and to conserve board space
    • A built in Battle Board for organizing units during large combat scenarios
    • A Game Play reference chart which includes order of play, starting income, and turn sequence
    • A Research & Development reference chart detailing both development charts available
    • A Unit Profile reference chart which includes the attack, defense, and cost values of each unit
    • A Combined Arms reference chart explaining modified rules for units matched with other units
    • A 72 space Income Tracker along the bottom half, and a 15 space Turn Tracker in the center
    • Touchups include a white border, a SZ# in the Caspian Sea, and a SZ#6 border correction
    • You also get a one piece creaseless board that won’t separate during game play


  • INTREPID’S G40 MAP FILE

    INTREPID’S G40 MAP FILE:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/akb0jmdw5f9r9qz/Intrepid’s G40 Map File.jpg

    ADDED FEATURES & MODIFIED ENHANCEMENTS

    Intrepid’s ideas and designs with Ambilzi’s scan

    • Clean up original scan (shifted territory lines, distorted territory income numbers, creases, scratches, etc.)
    • Replace all roundels with new artwork (OOB designs except for Pacific UK see below)
    • Make two border corrections for better clarification in and around Canada
    • Make Bessarabia slightly bigger to fit more units when needed
    • Make sea zone 110 slightly bigger to fit more units when needed
    • Adjust light and dark levels of all color profiles for more vivid overall color (big difference)
    • Remove the stroke of the “adjacent sea zone” text for cleaner visibility
    • Reconnect better sea zone borders in sea zone 10 and around the Panama Canal
    • Repair Iwo Jima so that it is no longer upside down
    • Remove combined arms chart, game play chart, and research & development charts
    • Remove turn tracker from the middle of the Indian Ocean
    • Remove attack and defense numbers on the battle board in favor of dice face graphics
    • Label Attacker and Defender center columns on the left and right of the battle board
    • Make the battle board two tone colors for easy verification of Attack and Defender sides
    • Remove the “or less” text graphics on the battle board making more room for the icons
    • Swap the AA Artillery icon on the battle board for something more suitable
    • Place Union Jack roundels on all United Kingdom Pacific territories (Cyanight credit)


  • CYANIGHT’S G40 MAP FILE

    CYANIGHT’S G40 MAP FILE:

    ADDED FEATURES & MODIFIED ENHANCEMENTS



  • TJOEK’S 50AE BASIC MAP FILE

    TJOEK’'S 50AE BASIC MAP FILE:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/2jhlkfiilcpp7at/Tjoeks 50AE Map File.jpg

    ADDED FEATURES & MODIFIED ENHANCEMENTS

    Tjoek’s ideas with Tjoek’s scan

    • Scanned the brand new boards in multiple files in 400 dpi resolution (1/3rd higher res then YG’s G40 map)
    • Stitched the 9 best files per board in a graphical editor
    • Combined the 3 boards into one map and photo-shopped the borders between the 3 boards
    • Retouched some stitching misalignments
    • Retouched the largest dust particles and printing errors on my map
    • Enhanced the colours and contrast
    • Reduced scanning noise
    • Added a 1/4 inch white boarder
    • Exported to *.png image so no loss of details as with *.jpg to preserve the highest possible quality


  • TJOEK’S 50AE ADVANCED MAP FILE

    TJOEK’'S 50AE ADVANCED MAP FILE:

    ADDED FEATURES & MODIFIED ENHANCEMENTS



  • DON’S 3G40 DELUXE EDITION MAP FILE

    DON’S DELUXE EDITION MAP FILE:
    Coming Soon

    ADDED FEATURES & MODIFIED ENHANCEMENTS



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  • Hi Friends

    I appreciate the work going on by others for the maps.!    As for me I spent a year photo shopping each territory for my board.  Enlarging islands and the national territory watermarks for AA50th.  Dont ask for the file , I would sell a vinyl copy but at three or four figures.  I dont really intend to sell.  But maybe this will give some inspiration  on how much you can do if you try.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/123lawrence/44323737424/in/dateposted-public/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/123lawrence/albums/72157641974793303


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