A truly lovely map. Brought back some great memories! While I realize it wouldn't be in line with the intent of the map, I think there could have been more connections between bonuses, including connections from the corners of the map.
I say this solely because it is a very linear map. In my first run-through, I got smashed by the AI pretty quickly because I had very limited options for expansion. In my second run-through, I steam-rolled the AI because I had good placement and I didn't encounter any AI until about ten turns in. That being said, it took nearly 70 turns to complete a battle that was pretty much decided by turn 25.
Good map. 4/5, but I think more connections would make it more challenging/competitive. That would push it to a 5 for me, for whatever that's worth. Thank you for this map and your contributions all the same. Cheers!