WIP Map Thread

One of the maps on my towering, tottering WIP stack is a redo of Tony Jones' "Monarchy World", with some modifications such as Prussia not being idiots and forming an alliance with the NEU countries. Now, to distinguish them as a group, I want a color scheme, and I initially went for shades of light orange to go with Dutch orange, but upon inspection it doesn't contrast enough with British pink. I want to use a color that will stand out from British pinks and dark low saturation reds as well as Russian dark greens and Chinese imperial bright greens: any suggestions?

This is Europe so far.

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Prussian/Swedish dark blues?
 
Prussian/Swedish dark blues?

Not sure: that would tend to make it look Prussian dominated, and I wanted to give the idea of a fairly equal partnership between the NEU and Prussia's wee North German Confederation [1]

[1] Wee by the standards of Monarchy world's mega-states.
 
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Religion map of Slovakia, Hungary (Pannonia unfinished) and Romania.
 
Something (loosely) based on Tirant lo Blanch, a chivalric romance notable for being an early alternate history story and also apparently one of Miguel de Cervantes' favorites in the genre. The story goes that an exceptional knight from Brittany goes around fighting Arabs and Turks in North Africa and the Middle East, and manages to resurrect the Eastern Roman Empire but dies just before he can become Emperor. The scenario I'm going with here follows that in broad strokes (including the ERE returning to something of its former glory and a 100-year peace with the Turks, both from the epilogue), but is closer to actual history in the details (for instance, the Emperor that asks Tirant for help wouldn't be "Frederick" but, probably, John VIII Paialogos). The ERE gets back on its feet and consolidates its holdings in Europe, and, now that I think of it, might end up taking some of the former Serbian Empire based on a highly questionable claim via Helena Dragaš; in any case, the real star of the show in Eastern Europe is the collection of lands under Jagiellonian rule, an immense military and economic power that's extended its considerable influence into the Balkans and the Russian states.

I'm planning on the final map to be vector-based, so this is basically just a sketch.
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xsampa

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Not sure: that would tend to make it look Prussian dominated, and I wanted to give the idea of a fairly equal partnership between the NEU and Prussia's wee North German Confederation [1]

[1] Wee by the standards of Monarchy world's mega-states.
Wouldn’t the megastates have multiple layers of governance?
 
A not terribly original crapsack world I've been working on on and off.
As you can probably tell, needs a legend, notes, neater borders and some overall tidying up.
 

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So I was re-reading Look to the West and I realized, to my horror, that in the year of our lord 2021 Thande is still using the old rectangular worlda map from well over a decade ago as the base for his world maps.

And, to my knowledge, somehow no one has tried to apply the timeline to the modern worlda format, so i'm taking it upon myself to fix that conundrum. I decided to start with a 1727 map, the POD year, to get my bearings and make all the future maps far easier to make, but it's... hard. North America is killing me and I don't even want to think about Central Asia or what to map in the Caucasus. Germany is still staring at me like a black hole on the face of Europe too but I am absolutely determined to make this into something workable. I plan to swiftly go onto 1748, 1759, 1766, 1772, and 1793 before reassessing from there.
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(If anyone has any sources for these areas, please, let me know, thanks...)
 

xsampa

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One of the maps on my towering, tottering WIP stack is a redo of Tony Jones' "Monarchy World", with some modifications such as Prussia not being idiots and forming an alliance with the NEU countries. Now, to distinguish them as a group, I want a color scheme, and I initially went for shades of light orange to go with Dutch orange, but upon inspection it doesn't contrast enough with British pink. I want to use a color that will stand out from British pinks and dark low saturation reds as well as Russian dark greens and Chinese imperial bright greens: any suggestions?

This is Europe so far.

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Are you going to distinguish between colonies and the metropole?
 
So I was re-reading Look to the West and I realized, to my horror, that in the year of our lord 2021 Thande is still using the old rectangular worlda map from well over a decade ago as the base for his world maps.

And, to my knowledge, somehow no one has tried to apply the timeline to the modern worlda format, so i'm taking it upon myself to fix that conundrum. I decided to start with a 1727 map, the POD year, to get my bearings and make all the future maps far easier to make, but it's... hard. North America is killing me and I don't even want to think about Central Asia or what to map in the Caucasus. Germany is still staring at me like a black hole on the face of Europe too but I am absolutely determined to make this into something workable. I plan to swiftly go onto 1748, 1759, 1766, 1772, and 1793 before reassessing from there.

(If anyone has any sources for these areas, please, let me know, thanks...)

There was this old thread where some others tried to create a series of maps for LTTW. If this doesn't supplant your project, I think their work should come in handy.
 
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