View Full Version : War and Peace map

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.

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.

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

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)?

11-12-2012, 04:36 AM

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.

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! :)

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.


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 !!

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. :)

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.


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

04-28-2016, 03:52 AM
Hi Timallen
I know its is a while ago since you posted this awsome map - is it possible to get the finished map, in a resolution for printing (app 50x70cm).
I am new in this community, and therefore can not contact you directly, yet :)

04-28-2016, 08:44 AM
Really nice! and a huge improvement from the original version!! :D

04-29-2016, 11:53 AM
I must admit I kind of abandoned this project when it was about 99% done. I will see about trying to get it completed and ready for printing over the weekend.

04-30-2016, 08:38 AM
Great news �� and Think you very much

05-15-2016, 09:55 AM
Hi Timalien
Any news from the project? �� I am so much looking forward to play on your improved map. Me and my gaming group is expecting a much better gaming experience with this awesome map ������

Ilya Kudriashov
05-16-2016, 02:23 PM
It seems the font look a little 'medieval', not napoleonic ;-)
the russian flag is not correct - this one is commercial flag, not state
prussian is too not correct, this one is later