Are are you guys seeing more Naval Action with AA50? We have overflowed several Sea Zones, at times filling the North Sea or English Channel with Naval Units. I do not want to be too critical, the out standing effort that went into AA50. First and foremost-Kudos!! I like the out of box board, yet we are having a hard time playing on it? Limited Size!
On land, North Western Europe required another inch at least.
Pacific Islands, why so small!?! Others, have noted the poor territory border contrast-clarity.
And of course, its nice to have the setup ghosted onto the map.
all this may be personal taste. So here is another flavor;
one solution, PlayersAidBigBlueR1, I redetailed much of the AA50PlayersAid map. Now have a Full size Atlantic and Pacific Ocean,(66 x 33 inch ) with oversized Pacific Islands, full size Norway and Finland and nice big fat sea Zones;
This is a 1941 Setup with reduced clutter, allowing the addition of a 1942 setup with territory markers per the game rules.
We printed this at Kinko’s on vinyl mat for $144. had we used bonded paper,
it would have been cheaper.
I changed the setup unit ghost, simplify to unit only symbols on the map, if it stated 3 INF, then I placed three INF symbols at that location etc…
This is still low Tech Bit map, not as Fancy as IL’s high tech vector map or one of Black Elks specialities. I am surprised, in the age of high end vectors, these AA50PlayersAid maps are still getting 50 or so downloads a week, from all over the world. Interesting places, like Yemen, Hong Kong, Korea, of course the US, Germany, Canada are still the largest Users.
Hey, even Functioneta’s suggested alternate AA50 map setup is doing well, enjoy.
I note, this map will be large enough, to incorporate some of the interesting ideas talked about on these boards. I will incorporate these variants, into future projects.