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timallen
09-27-2012, 12:07 PM
A couple of months ago I got a new game called "War and Peace" by worthington Games. It is a nice simple Risk-like game with kool plastic ships, soldiers, and Cavalry, but the map...well, suffice to say I Hated it. To me it looks waaay to dark and over saturated. This is a small image of it from the company website.

timallen
09-27-2012, 12:15 PM
So, I decided to re-draw it and make it into something I would like. I have been working on it, off and on, for some time and right now I am about 95% done. I made it larger, with (what I think is) a more period feel and a much lighter hand on the colours. I also replaced the generic numbering system on the original map with province and territory names off of another game map I have (called Age of Napoleon). I missed filling in the name for Finland, and I need to change some of the flags, which I have been told are not quite right for the time period. Oh, and I also need to double check the spellings on the provinces. I know for a fact some of them have accents I will have to put in. Once I do that I will see about printing it out.

RjBeals
09-27-2012, 01:39 PM
awesome work! I love to see a good map for a risk style board game :)

Sokail
11-11-2012, 11:14 PM
I like this a lot. Simple and neat! Forgive me if I'm wrong, I don't know much about the period this game is supposed to deal with, but I noticed there is no Kiev in Russia... Wasn't Kiev always something like a power center in European history (after it's establishment, that is)?

amberroberts09
11-12-2012, 04:36 AM
Awesome...

Jacktannery
11-12-2012, 05:05 AM
Beautiful. There seems to be a typo for Ireland, assuming you are trying to spell it in the 'local' language.

timallen
11-12-2012, 04:23 PM
Thanks. I still have to fix that and a few other typos I found after I did a test-printing. I couldnt resist setting up the game on the test map- it looks pretty good! :)

arsheesh
11-12-2012, 04:47 PM
Your map is lovely, and a tremendous improvement over the commercial one. You ought to send the game company a pic of this, who knows, they may wish to commission you for future work.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

jtougas
11-13-2012, 04:06 PM
That is great !! I'm not much of a board gamer but I love these style of maps !! :) have some rep for a great job !!

timallen
11-15-2012, 10:05 AM
Thanks all. The truth is I'm already swamped with Photoshop work from two board-game companies (Victory Point Games and High Flying Dice Games), so I don't really Want more. It takes up almost all my free time at home as it is, and its a good thing I like messing about in Photoshop and just consider this a hobby, because what they pay me wouldn't feed a hamster. :)

Worldbuilding
01-21-2013, 08:12 AM
Your map is lovely, and a tremendous improvement over the commercial one. You ought to send the game company a pic of this, who knows, they may wish to commission you for future work.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Got to say I agree with Arsheesh on this one. Your map is definitely an improvement on the commercial one.