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Checkerboad Naval War 2.0

Unlocks at level 55 or with the Mega Maps Pack
Created by Guiguzi (all)
Went public on 6/1/2016
Number of ratings: 22
Average rating: 3.7727 / 5
232 territories, 140 bonuses, 4 distribution modes


Command Centers connect to Transit Points, which in turn connect to Jets/Subs. Negative bonuses (subs & jets) are used to dissuade enemies from seizing your attack routes. Attack ranges are listed on the top and bottom of the map.

Colors (of jets/subs) and suits (of transit points) function as "uniforms" or "flags" for identifcation purposes:

Colors of Jets/Subs:
- Russia = Orange
- China = Pink
- EU = Light Blue
- US = Light Green

Suits of Transit Points:
- Russia = Diamonds
- China = Spades
- EU = Hearts
- US = Clubs

Single-player: https://www.warlight.net/Play?Level=874619

Multi-player templates:
MA Naval War FFA: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=874621
MA Naval War Commanders: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=874632
MA Total War (50 cards): https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=874628
MA Commanders Total War (50 Cards): https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=874629
MA Naval War 1v1: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?TemplateID=875532


Review by M. Poireau on 6/3/2016.
This is an exceptionally clever map; the second of its kind I've seen on Warlight, using negative bonus structures to enable a particular theme in a very creative way (the other is "Dead Frontier", for the zombie genre).

However, I think the "boardgame" look of the map holds it back a little bit. Connections are not at all obvious (particularly the card suit system is very obscure).

I would like to see a version of the same kind of bonus structure with a more "map-like" map.

Additionally, the ships are different for each nation, while the subs and planes are not. It would be better the other way around, I think, since it's the subs and planes which are "nation-specific" and hard to track. The visual distinction would make it easier to see what's what. If Russian subs looked distinct from US subs, for example, it would make the map easier to read.
Response by map creator Guiguzi on 6/6/2016
Good suggestions. Maybe a mapmaker with more time will use your ideas and my map mechanics to create something interesting.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review by Andalorium on 9/11/2016.
I like Both Checkerboard Naval War maps, I like how the second one was similar, but different enough to present a new challenge well done, I'll be watching out to see what else you've made.
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.