Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by water123, Jul 2, 2019.
Yeah the amount of detail put on them, my goodness.
i love you mate. this is perfect. i must ask do you know of more space maps?
A recent set of maps of SPQR in CivClassics.
The maps were made by Consul MarkAntony, shortly after the first Tribune elections.
is this one of those new color blindness tests
I made one for the solar system a bit ago that you can find here
How do you make a map? What is the best software to use?
There is no real wrong answer here, but GIMP, Paint.NET, and Inkscape are all fine options. In my experience, the more impressive maps are made with Inkscape, but I don't know how to use it.
Hell, I personally (and some more impressive mappers) use MS Paint. Really any sort of software is good. There is a certain nostalgic charm in paint maps imo but GIMP/Inkspace can be a lot more impressive/professional looking. Of course MS Paint has the problem of being more basic with lack of layers and some other useful tools (or so I hear) but there really isn't a wrong answer as Tsochar said.
Look at pinned in the maps and graphics thread. There's a massive resource of maps you can use, as well as tutorials for the use of the maps iirc. Personally I use paint.net, but there are different programs for different people and maps.
Edit: Here's the link: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/base-map-resource-index.437816/
The Economist called, they want their map guy back.
It's a very nice map, but I'm a bit doubtful re Armenia being allied with Kurdistan: OTL those two groups did not get along at all well around the WWI era, being in conflict as to whether large stretches of eastern Anatolia were Kurdish or Armenian territory. (My memory is telling me the Kurds participated energetically in the violence of the Armenian expulsions, but I can't vouch for it's accuracy)
 I know it isn't your map: this is a criticism of the map, not you.
War makes strange bedfellows. I notice they've got a Pontus and Greek Smyrna in there too. So all of the population movements during and following WWI went differently. If Armenians and Kurds end up in the same forced marches, they'd have more common ground to build this anti-Turkish alliance.
I'm imaging a scenario where the Entente convinces the Kurds to fight for independence whilst supporting the Armenians (and Assyrians at the same time). The US is also very active in this theater. Armenians + Assyrians and Kurds work in a shaky alliance against the Ottomans as a result.
Crosspost from the Telephone Map Game! List Number 2 was completed!
A Kaiserreich universe map, based on the way Hoi4 province borders divide up my home county:
From Japanese Caribbean to Muslim Mesoamerica to Manichean Somalia, a great series of maps! I'm happy I participated in this, it was a true team effort.
Me! I made the map.
Not sure the Kurds were really that interested in breaking away outright (rather than, say, greater autonomy) from the Ottoman Empire at the time, before decades of Turkish nationalist jerkassery..but I'll allow it!
Sounds like a good idea for a TL.
What if we combined the idea of Ephraim Ben Raphael's Tzedek, Tzedek, Tridof and jcw3's Israel + Nazi Germany ISOTed to a virgin earth scenario into one?
I present to you; Israelis, Palestinians, and Germans, Oh My! (God help us all)
Separate names with a comma.