The Three Kingdoms from 220–280 CE was the tripartite division of China among the states of Wei, Shu, and Wu. This history left an everlasting legacy in popular culture in China, Japan, Korea, and even in western civilizations (eg. Total War: Three Kingdoms). Numerous legendary figures, such as Cao Cao, Zhuge Liang, Guan Yu, etc., were active in this period.
This map is based on the geographical boundaries in the late Han dynasty and the beginning of the Three Kingdom period (late 2nd and early 3rd century). Mountains and rivers are included to simulate the historical terrain.
The design of commanderies referenced "Tan, Q. (1982–1987). The Historical Atlas of China. Beijing: SinoMaps Press." Some English translations of the historical terms referenced "Harvard University. China Historical GIS. http://chgis.fas.harvard.edu."
I wish to thank Sang for his technical support on this map, especially the instructions on inkscape map design, and Hao for his valuable suggestions of the artistic design.
This map reminds me of another great strategy game, Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sangokushi). Safe to say it is the best Three Kingdoms map on Warzone, a must-try for all Three Kingdoms fans. Play this map and see if you can emerge as the hero in this turbulent era.
I think The Three Kingdoms probably is the most famous story in China. Every Chinese is familiar with this history, which also has been widely spread worldwide.
Arsene Wenger is an expert in Chinese history, so there is no need to doubt the territory and bonus settings of this Map. You feel “narrow” when you play this map for the first time: the map is split by river and mountains. You may need to be careful to figure out the connection between territories. To be honest, this reflects the true situation of Ancient China, with complex terrain and poor transport, “Passes” is of great importance. I think that’s also the reason why there are so many famous Siege battles in Chinese history.
This map reproduces the great era of the Three Kingdoms in ancient China. The importance of major cities and passes in that period are well emphasized in this map.Terrain factors that cannot be ignored in wars are also shown up. I have to say it's a magnificent work!