The artwork in this map is really good, and it seems like it would be a fun map to play on. Some of the bonuses seem a bit large for their countries (e.g. Netherlands, Bulgaria, Sweden, Romania), but I like how the powers are pretty balanced (Except for Austria-Hungary).
As Olkani said Turkey was called the Ottoman Empire back in 1914.
I worked from a given material this is a contemporary satirical map about the great war. Austria-Hungary has 5 points simply because its figure have only one arm.
This map need another strategy instead of ordinary gameplay where Russia, Germany, France, and Ottomans are the big and wealthy regions and the others are weak. Here even the little countries can have as many income as the big ones so need to think again the routine strategies.
Interesting idea. There are two problems from what I can see: - France gives only 6 armies despite having 8 territories (Provence and Corsica.) - Many of the connections are questionable (e.g. right arm of Switzerland- head of Italy).
Also, I think there is an unnamed territory in Bulgaria.
You are right France is one of the remained problems. A solution can be a united Provence and Corsica and that will be just one extra territory for France. Or unite Corsica and Provence with left leg of France. And maybe a waterway between Corsica and French Africa. Or let France as 7 territory bonus and create extra territories for Russia and Germany in Finland and the pocket.
Austria-Hungary can get an extra territory too if move out the alliance bonuslinks from Bosnia. Lol and UK can get extra territory too by a liberty ship shaped territory named "uncle of United Kingdom"
Im opened before connection suggestions just clear the recommended changes.
UPDATE: France, Germany, and Russia changed to 7 point bonuses and Austria-Hungary got a 6. territory.
Have you ever heard of the book series Leviathan? Its a steampunk WWI series. The map looks similar to yours in concept:http://scottwesterfeld.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/LeviathanGrandMapBIG.jpg
Yeah maybe the connections not crystal clear due to figurative elements it is the nature of the map, but I played some testgames and it is more clear in play because then the neighbour territories are plain gray and the non-connected territories are striped gray.
Hey I have seen one of those sattire europe cartoon maps you mentioned in this thread in de ijzertoren museum in Dixmude ,Belgium. There were a lot more of those sattires displayed. I remember there was also a map that represented european nations as dogs which was my favorite.
Well it didnt succeeded to publish on first try due to questionable connections (I got just one example: right leg of UK and body of UK). I counted on it this caused by the pictorial nature of the map wich also the base concept of it.
I see two solutions. The first is draw new connection lines to clear the connections. Can you guys write some more connections what you feel most questionable?
Or do you think it can be a solution if I write a visible note that every body connected to its all bodyparts (head, arms and legs)?
This is a really different idea, I think you should look for a better picture of a boat for "Uncle of United Kingdom" since the current one is very simplistic and so is out of keeping with the rest of the map, and Uncle should be capitalised.
Right leg of Austria-Hungary doesn't look like it touches the body. Body of Spain probably shouldn't connect with Body of Portugal. Body of Italy doesn't look like it connects with Left Leg of Italy.
A note would help, but Body of Russia doesn't connect with Pocket of Russia, neither does body of Austria-Hungary and its Pocket.
I'd suggest linking the pockets/Rest of France as well body parts and then writing a note along the lines of 'Each body is linked to all other territories in each national bonus.'
I'd be willing to help test the map once your ready
Thanks for the examples maybe these body centered structures not enough compatible with warlight standard I rather cut the separated parts from the bodies. And add new waterways where needed.
Wow I found a lot of problems and did a lot changes but still plan some others.
UPDATE I have removed all unmissing links, now all non-territorized space act as separative wall, all connected territories touch eachother. Although this is a twisted map where none territories touch the others exactly because there is a black space between them what is actually the picture. This black space is passable but I made it not thicker than a gap in an ugly map, and here it is not a gap but a picture.
The second problem was that almost every territory composed from many mini-territories and not sure where is the beginning and the end of the united territories. But I cant draw as many micro-connections as many micro-territories are in the map it does not work, nor that every micro-territory would be a single territory. The names of territories are clear, these are bodyparts, this is why it is picturesque to recognize the bodyparts easily, it should just see the units.
I will make some other changes maybe add some new waterways and take a second try to publish