Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DSR Veni Vidi Vici campaign map

I've completed the 1st pass of what I'm calling my "DSR Veni Vidi Vici" map (DSR V3 for short). It is over 120" wide and 40" long. It can be divided up into 3 maps of about 40" wide and 40" long.)

In this incarnation, it is geared toward major powers (Roman, Carthaginian, Parthian, Mauryan, and Han Chinese) fighting over the world. It is a campaign boardgame I can use to generate miniature battles (if desired). In that vein, I had to ahistorically add in some areas to make it playable (as well as adding "best guestimate" cities to those areas), while retaining the flavor areas of the map.

Here is a reduced size version of the whole thing:

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Here are some selected map cuts:
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I want to do some more work with India and add some parts to the Arabian Penninsula, as I'll need to "shoehorn" (pun intended) Axum (e.g. the Horn of Africa) and Southern India for completeness.

The beauty of this map is that I can re-draw the borders, assign the cities, change the terrain as I desire (albeit with a little elbow grease !) to fit any period I want to use as everything is consistent in size (about 40 miles per hex).

There's still more work to do.....

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