Strategic World: Land and OceanUnlocks at level 2 or with the Mega Maps Pack
Created by muligan (all)
Went public on 9/12/2015
Number of ratings: 101
Average rating: 4.09 / 5
830 territories, 210 bonuses, 4 distribution modes
|Hi everyone, this is a world map including territories of both land and ocean, as well as three choke points: Panama, Suez and Singapore.
Introduction of 4 Territory Types
Mostly habitable or densely populated places, they act like normal warlight territories.Bonus usually worth (territory amout -1) armies, and become more efficient when unified a superbonus.
These are valuable places surrounded by wastelands, offering transportation though the interior world.Bonus worth (territory amout -1) armies and with no superbonuses.
Normal situation in this map, armies on land aren't able to access ocean or cross channels without a port .Ports can be islands, straits, river estuaries, peninsulas or just ports.Bonuses are formed by a bunch of scattered territories which shares the same trade zone.
These territories form shipping routes, offering transportation across open waters.Bonus worth (territory amout -2) armies (but overlap) and become more efficient when unified a superbonus.
Review by Nathan on 9/14/2015.
Great map - great concept. I've often smirked at a territory in the middle of the Sahara possessing the same economic value as say, New York or London.
Just a one thought: Your explanations in the bottom boxes on the map put a "-" before the value of the bonus, which makes it look like a negative bonus. This is just a little bit confusing.
Review by Lord Blackdeath on 9/21/2015.
Great map !
I like the style, the balance, the concept, the size (big but playable), the attention to details.
The idea of chokepoints is pretty cool as controlling one gives a big bonus over the game but is kind of hard with so many possible entries.
Take your time understanding the concept behind the different boni before playing it as the four types (land, naval, ports, chokepoints) have a different (and cool) way of functionning.
I really like it, congratulations muligan !
Review by Captain Weasel on 10/3/2015.
A very refreshing and polished world map. The concept is very cleverly thought out and the art is very effective to show the different kinds of bonuses. Pretty and functional. You made good choices selecting the fertile/relevant land. My only gripe is that the minimaps take away from the balance by making those strategic positions similar in importance to whole continents. They are interesting but for me, the map would be an all-time favorite without those strategic minimaps.
Review by uteinamerica on 9/17/2015.
Awesome map. I really like the balance between naval and land portions and those land portions not being giant blobs of territories.
One thought: You did include every major sea route except for the Arctic Sea. Maybe you could include it as well.
Review by Brotherdan on 10/5/2015.
VERY nice map!
I like the fast ocean lanes, the unpopulated/little value areas just crossed by routes, and the overall feeling of the map. I do not understand the "chockepoint" term for the three zommed in areas which are actually the opposite of chokepoints: if you want to cross panama canal with a fleet it takes almost twice as much as to cross the whole Pacific ocean!
Last note: in the tree player scenario, I have the impression that Panama is slightly advantaged due to the vicinity of many fast ocean routes. But it's a very minor issue! 5/5!
Review by marcus123 on 10/22/2015.
This map is ideal for colonisation diplos, which I hosts and has been going relatively successful. I feel that a combination of this map with the map 'The World [1.3k]' would create an ideal map as this map is rather simple and more territories and land coverage would enhance this map. Good job!
Review by David Robert Hastings Ruiz on 9/24/2015.
Long entertaining map. Great strategic choke-points, and excellent point distribution.
Review by David on 12/17/2015.
Very complex and fun map.
Review by Silas Hagland on 2/9/2016.
its a really nice map
Review by warhawk on 3/8/2016.
more or less a linear map.
Review by Christian Tschuertz on 10/23/2016.
Review by Commander X on 2/11/2017.
Very good map, I love it. Definitely one of my favorites!
Review by VaporWolf [FROG] on 10/18/2015.