General Mac sir, I'm not here to get girls, but I do know a few girls playing. :P the missus* being one of them.
In terms of the map, I think, and hope, it will be a different experience than the London tube map. (which is actually just as complicated as our underground transportation here in London)
It should offer some different tactics and playstyles, and also hopefully a diplomatic scenario or 3.
It should have a handful of choke points, but in terms of large areas, not so sure of what you mean. If it's more than 2 attack options from a single land/tile/sector etc, many will have that, but more than 3 attack options will be more limited.
This is a snapshot of part of the map, and how I plan on having the connections.
Fadaphi, as shown with the blue lines, will be connected to ZU 3-239, Greenso, Silaad, Oucanda and Cegreeth, but not Xeho, despite it being "bordering" each other
Also Cegreeth will be connected to AB 5-848, while not being directly next to each other.
The map may end up being a bit restrictive in the ways to go, but should hopefully have options for many different tactics, routes of attack etc.
* Missus being another English word for wife/girlfriend.