The Darkest HoursCreated by GrumpySpyGuy (all)
Went public on 4/9/2013
Number of ratings: 405
Average rating: 3.8123 / 5
240 territories, 36 bonuses, 0 distribution modes
|Europe during World War II|
Review by cinereaste on 4/23/2013.
I like the visuals a lot in this map. The ships and planes are a nice touch; the map is well-drawn; it's generally clear which territories belong to a particular bonus.
I don't like how some connections are visually confusing. For instance, it looks like Vestlandet should connect to Central Scotland, but it actually connects to Northern Scotland. Sardinia connects to Provence, but why isn't that indicated visually?
There are many missing links. Examples: Central Greece-Aegean Islands, Krasnodar-Stalingrad, Staraya Russa-Ryazan, and Banat-Pleven.
The bonuses don't seem well balanced. The territory of Stalingrad alone nets 6 armies, which is the same as all of Poland which has nine territories.
Review by skunk940 on 4/9/2013.
Good gameplay. Only problems are the few historic inaccuracys and the fair few missing links around the greece area.
Review by Mike K on 4/15/2013.
Needs more small bonuses. If unlucky initial location, you have little chance to recover.
Review by SailingGuy on 4/15/2013.
many territories that should connect don't connect
Review by Farkeld on 4/18/2013.
Good, but is best on random selection. Being able to pick Stalingrad, Berlin, and London at the start is overpowered.
Review by W A on 2/19/2015.
A nonsensical fantasy romp through WWII's European Theatre designed by a presumed madman, or perhaps a cartographer for whom logic is a foreign affair. Bogus bonuses include Italy's 15 territories yielding 14 armies while Spain's 16 territories yield only 9. The worst, though, is the 39 (!) discrete units composing the Soviet Union for a measly bonus of 22, with Stalingrad, one of those territories, worth a paradoxical 6 armies. If you find any of this the least bit confusing please consult another map.
Review by Pedro Giggs on 4/10/2013.
The only thing that made confuse, was the bonus for the allies needing to have gibraltar
Review by Malteus [GER] on 9/4/2013.
Good map, hard to play, hard to earn boni. Best is to play in teams and fix the starting points
Review by DanWL on 4/26/2014.
Review by João Victor Oliveira on 3/4/2014.
It's the better map ever! I love WW2!
Review by King of maggots on 6/17/2014.
Review by Jancsi Ákos on 7/18/2013.
Baku nem szomszédos Törökországal!
Review by Wacho 12 on 5/18/2014.
It is a good map but some territories that are connected in the real-life europe, there are unconnected by the same way some territories that would be connected are unconnected, however I enjoyed this map's graphics. They are adequate for a WWII-map
Review by Eulyx * .... guess what- I already committed. on 12/6/2013.
Not my favourite map, but for once this is really a nice change for once, with all the europe maps! It has some good spots, bad spots, and really surprising when you are used to "Rise of Rome" or "Europe big".
Would love if people would create more with this map cause I have been seeing far too much "Rise of Rome" in the last weeks ( or I am blacklisted by to many game creators ;) ).
It has no buggs, as far as I can tell, and is fun with different distribution mode ( random or manual, wastelands... )
In my view not so great for FFA, especially when booted players turn into AI.
Nice bottlenecks and mean cities ( Berlin, London, Stalingrad)
Review by Amtrox on 8/21/2013.
really fun world war 2 map, great with a group of friends for realistic strategy.
Review by Lord Raimonds of Baltic on 1/8/2014.
Review by bobv on 8/13/2013.
I enjoy the map a lot. It offers a lot of various paths to victory. My only quibble is that the AI could be a little more aggressive.
Review by Daenerys Stormborn on 9/2/2013.
so not broken dude 10/10
Review by Beragond on 2/2/2014.
the bonus regions are too large to be feasibly obtained
Review by Ryan on 2/23/2014.
Review by Pol on 4/18/2014.
First game on this map : First victory
Review by otinanaimail on 5/13/2014.
Where is FYROM?
Review by mexicangeimer on 4/24/2014.
It´s a very good map,the only thing its that some regions are not connected each other:(,but out of that is a very good map:D
Review by Roman Belokopytov on 3/30/2014.
Review by Aprocomos on 4/3/2014.
Very large bonuses for a small map.
Review by NotEliTanenbaum on 6/3/2014.
This is hands down the worst map I have ever played on in my five years on Warlight.net. First, many territories that appear adjacent on the map actually connect with one another (e.g. Krasnodar does not connect with Stalingrad). Second, neither the bonuses nor the megabonuses make sense. The megabonus "Allies" is not positionally sound because it includes Gibraltar, which is unreachable from any of the other adjacent territories in the bonus. Furthermore, save for the Stalingrad bonus, there are no small bonuses within the USSR megabonus, which makes building a position within Russia impossible. It also makes no sense to have both a "Soviet Union" bonus and a "USSR" bonus. The "Axis" bonus is also historically inaccurate because it does not include many countries that were part of the Axis. In sum this is a truly terrible map. I have never before felt motivated to make a review of a map, but this one was so truly awful that I felt obligated to do so.
Review by 4Soccer on 7/6/2014.
Several errors. Territories not connecting. Way offbalanced bonusses
Review by [NL] Pokertje on 7/21/2014.
Stalingrad, London and Berlin are way overrated as bonus.
To many missing links between territories. And there's a link between Cote d Azur and Sardinie, which is not plotted on the map.
Overall to many errors for an average rating.
Review by ZDSHrvat on 9/12/2014.
Best map for 2 friends!!
Review by fxtse on 9/14/2014.
Review by dorumon on 10/14/2014.
most of the bonus is at middle of the map.
the map itself is very unbalance.
Review by oblivion21 on 10/24/2014.
it sucked i was out numberd an still kicked yr ass to easy
Review by Azuriit on 11/2/2014.
really good map
Review by Naigel on 11/5/2014.
Review by jdub718 on 11/29/2014.
why so much in russia?
Review by Rigamantas on 1/1/2015.
Review by johnnyw on 3/25/2015.
Do it for mother russia
Review by robiw2 on 4/6/2015.
Quite allocation of small provinces, in few: Good Job!!! ;D
Review by Emerios on 5/9/2015.
Good map but bonus are too strong on Berlin , London and Stalingrad , however this map is very fun :D . (ps : I'm french , sorry for my bad english . )
Review by elpibe1010 on 5/18/2015.
Review by Philomenn on 5/29/2015.
Berlin/Stalingrad/London bonuses should be lowered. This map sucks for auto picks (luck) and manua picks is also too much about luck.
1 or 2 income/city would be better.
Review by Lima122 on 6/5/2015.
Review by Vatsug on 6/14/2015.
Terribly unbalanced. The bonuses are way too big and the capitals are too powerful.
Review by Erik.cp on 6/15/2015.
Great concept, WWII. Lots of little countries make for a long term game.
Review by warhawk on 7/16/2015.
A good size map for few players.
Review by FlutterByeBullet on 8/17/2015.
its a pretty good map
Review by Dune on 9/1/2015.
An enjoyable map, could use some tweaking to make it more balanced. The USSR, for eample is a huge area to hold before getting a bonus, splitting it into several smaller bonues would be more fair. Also, Central Greece does not connect to Aegean Isalnds, despite sharing a border. Also, Sub Carpathian does not connect to Opolskie, although it does connect the other way?
Thanks for the map!
Review by wodean on 4/14/2013.
Thats really fun.
Review by David Rader on 5/15/2013.
Review by Alchyrius Sancturr on 10/1/2013.
Review by Werner Visser on 10/9/2013.
Nice Map of World War 2 in Europe.
Review by Emperor Xarlon on 12/2/2013.
World war at it's best
Review by Ref on 2/23/2014.
Review by bubbles on 3/14/2014.
Review by tiky on 1/30/2014.
Review by Random Estonian on 10/30/2015.
its a nice map but estonia has 2 islands... look it up
Review by BROkenMirror on 11/6/2015.
A great map, but the bonus you get for italy makes it a slightly unbalanced - not enough to drop a star
Review by Ink Splatoon on 12/14/2015.
Great for history buffs. Cities make it very important to check bonuses. Some areas lack balance due to them being too vast historically, but still an excellent map
Review by Carlos Eduardo Silva Pinheiro on 12/23/2015.
Excelente simulação da segunda guerra.
Review by Tsui Pak Ham Vincent on 12/26/2015.
Review by Darkonar on 1/23/2016.
If you capture the territories of the Third Reich (Germany, Austria, Hungary and Csechoslovakia) in early stages, there's no stopping you from winning.
Review by Mr. Big Stuff on 2/23/2016.
Bonuses are a little out of whack
Review by IanTeig1982 on 3/18/2016.
Couple incorrect/broken links. Else, great map!
Review by Doyle on 7/9/2016.
Review by Nicohio on 9/27/2016.
Great world war map and one of the best maps i have played on warlight
Review by Mikołajki(Polish Juggernaut) on 10/15/2016.
Great map, good for WWII diplomacy games and team games.
Review by Andalorium on 12/16/2016.
It is a well done map, it just seems like one of many European maps, nothing bad it is just another one.
Review by DarthScourge on 1/19/2017.
Very Realistic and very fun with alternate scenarios.
Review by MoneyMakingMitch on 2/9/2017.
Review by Katasaki on 3/4/2017.
Review by Enderski on 5/14/2017.
The map is cool but the bonuses are strange and some nearby territories are not connected like Tyrol and Slovenia or Wurtenberg and Tyrol.
Review by pooplicker on 9/2/2013.
ireland is beautiful
Review by Justin Hinds on 9/18/2013.
if your reading this you suck balls
Review by exe on 10/3/2013.