Great map! Makes me want to try the game...
A couple of questions, if you don't mind:
- I really like the shadows that you applied, they contribute greatly to the realism of the map. Did you use any shortcuts to create them or were they made entirely by hand?
- To add relief to the scene, like on the river banks to the right or the hills up left, did you use any embossing or bumping techniques or just plain shadows?