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Why no WW2 maps?: 7/3/2014 20:25:47


StoppedPlaying
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Considering the insane popularity of this era I find it odd that there is only 1 map for it. No offense to Mr Oobling, but the map just isn't that well done and I've never seen it used. Several players have been making attempts at World War 2 scenarios using some of the Europe and world maps, but all fall short of a decent WW2 experience. Some maps incorporate countries that didn't fight, have countries fighting on the wrong side, or have massive blockades everywhere for the sake of balance. Not to mention The United States is usually left out of these scenarios altogether leaving a huge balance issue in favor of the Axis.

Is there anyone out there with map making skills willing to make a decent World War 2 map?
Why no WW2 maps?: 7/3/2014 20:27:51


[NL] Willem van Oranje
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There will be never a map exactly like you want it unless you make the map by yourself...
Why no WW2 maps?: 7/3/2014 20:50:18


ChrisCMU 
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I started one based on Axis and Allies but stopped because I am too busy:

http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=30180

I might resume it some day soon, but I have a few other things higher on my list.

Edited 7/3/2014 20:51:39
Why no WW2 maps?: 7/3/2014 21:24:55


StoppedPlaying
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Willem, that sounded like something a troll would say. I didn't ask for a map exactly how I want it, I'm asking for ANY decent map for a World War 2 scenario since right now there are ZERO.
Why no WW2 maps?: 7/3/2014 21:26:26


Red Menace
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You can't use a world map and make your own scenario? Or perhaps you could make you're own map...
Why no WW2 maps?: 7/3/2014 21:43:31


Mudderducker 
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If you pay me, I will make one.
Why no WW2 maps?: 7/3/2014 21:45:18


Richard Sharpe 
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Come now Willem, why do something yourself when you can just ask someone else to do it for you?!
Why no WW2 maps?: 7/3/2014 22:01:08


Red Menace
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Pay me half of what you're willing to pay Apolla and I'll make it.
Why no WW2 maps?: 7/3/2014 23:06:03


Arc Light
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Darkest Hour is fairly historically accurate for a map, compared to some other maps out there, and it is drawn well. I don't see much wrong with it, although it is a smaller map.

And I believe drawing a world war 2 map based off the axis and allies board games would be copyright infringement, wouldn't it? You are practically copying the way they drew territories.

A problem when drawing any historical map is how are you going to illustrate time and all the other factors that actually would have affected the real war. That is not an easy thing to do, but if you don't do it, the game won't play out like you were hoping it would.
Why no WW2 maps?: 7/3/2014 23:53:17


Ranek
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JayT what does such a map look like in your opinion?

Kanye, I hope you wont make the map for the half of zero =) That would be a waste of your talent!

Arc Light: As long as you change something in the forward lean it's no copyright infringement. Maybe plagiarism, if this is possible.
Why no WW2 maps?: 7/4/2014 09:03:45


[NL] Willem van Oranje
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My opinion is that there are already to many world maps in warlight.
WW2 can be played as a scenario or a diplomacy game. for example on the following maps
http://warlight.net/Map?ID=5532
http://warlight.net/Map?ID=7387
http://warlight.net/Map?ID=6496
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Adapt the bonusses, make some important WW2 area's with a huge bonus, especially the last map (6496) is a good map for fighting the Islands in the pacific between USA and Japan.
Be creative in making a WW2 scenario and you don't need a new map for WW2
Why no WW2 maps?: 7/5/2014 00:17:23

6th Army Group
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A WWII map of all participating countries would be hard... especially considering those brave nations who joined the allies in April 1945
Why no WW2 maps?: 7/6/2014 00:36:28


[LN]greendeath
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That's why it would be best to set the map at the high of Nazi Germany's power in 1942 (The year before the German defeat at Stalingrad to the Russians).


You would have the active Axis and Ally participants that way.
Why no WW2 maps?: 7/10/2014 19:01:07


Genghis 
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I've already made several ww2 scenarios. With my entertaining ww2 tactics as I call them , I make scenarios for small as dunkirk and fall gelb to global diplomacy-like games. Every few months , I make a new set. They are occasionally on at open games. They are accurate, but are always being adapted and tested. 3 of my personal favorites : the Pacific Theatre , Op Overlord and Balkans Campaign.
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