I'm happy to show off my map of West Africa in the 16th century: https://www.warzone.com/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=81241
The region has gotten little attention from historical map makers so far, even though there was all kinds of awesome shit happening.
It was difficult to represent all the small city-state kingdoms (often vassalised by large empires): I did
want every kingdom to have its own bonus, but I also know a lot of people hate 1-territory bonuses.
I've compromised between a lot of 1-territory bonuses (with 0-income, so easy to ignore) and some larger overlord-bonuses or bonuses based on ethnicity.
Any feedback is welcome, of course.
I know my maps are often deemed confusing
, so I dropped some additional concepts:
- Bonuses for trade routes between gold fields and salt mines
- A delayed Moroccan invasion from the north
- Fast movement over the region's rivers
Here, too, thoughts are appreciated!
I'll be doing some last amendments and checks. Let me know your thoughts!