[Abandoned] - Iron Curtain

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Which color scheme do you like?

Previous pastel one (Rev. 11 and earlier)
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New dark one (Rev. 12/13)
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[Abandoned] - Iron Curtain

Postby the.killing.44 on Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:48 pm

Mod Note:Abandoned - If resurrected, this one must be checked again.

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CURRENT MAP
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July 9th Updates
  • New Bonus Set-up
  • Some starting neutrals


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[LINK] Rev. 12
[LINK] Rev. 11
[LINK] Rev. 10
[LINK] Rev. 9

[LINK] Rev. 8
[LINK] Rev. 7
[LINK] Rev. 6
[LINK] Rev. 5
[LINK] Rev. 4
[LINK] Rev. 3
[LINK] Rev. 2
[LINK] Rev. 1
[LINK] Original

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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby wcaclimbing on Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:55 pm

first comment!

first look tells me that the colors are a bit too light for me to like. Could you make them a bit more saturated?
it'd make it easier to see everything, I think.

other than that, it looks great. Definitely a high quality first draft.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby ZeakCytho on Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:15 pm

Very nice! The only thing I don't like is the style used for the oceans near the coasts. The transition from light to dark should be more gradual, I think.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby mibi on Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:25 pm

very nice... though it is a bit too pastel for the 'iron curtain'.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby Mr. Squirrel on Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:35 pm

I am really looking forward to the creation of this map. I agree with you that we need more large classic style maps and not just small gimmicky ones.

I know you said that you used pastel colors because you don't want to be using army circles, but I really don't think pastel matches the area and era you are trying to capture here. When I think of the cold war and the Soviet Union, I see more bold reds and darker colors than pastel ones. That is the only major concern I have at the moment.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby RjBeals on Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:04 pm

colors are being updated now. I agree with you all. Darker colors are on the way
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby RjBeals on Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:25 pm

Hows this for darker colors (I removed the legend temporarily)

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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby ZeakCytho on Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:32 pm

Colors are better, but I don't like how the playable area is floating. Could you put in the borders between unplayable nations, like you had in version 1? And get rid of the drop shadow?
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby Incandenza on Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:07 pm

Wow, that's a hell of a nice-looking map RJ. Love the idea of having some more classic-style big maps, should be fun for 8p and team games (tho I have an absolutely appalling record on your maps :( )

Couple things:
Lithuania has an extra 'n' appended to the end... there's prolly a couple of other naming issues in there, but that jumped out at me.
The title seems... well, not quite precise enough. When I saw "Iron Curtain", I figured that it would emphasize the demarcation between eastern and western europe. Perhaps "Warsaw Pact" would be a better title.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby pamoa on Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:50 pm

How about a new point of view
RjBeals wrote:...Some maps with different perspectives put a whole new twist on the game.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby RjBeals on Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:51 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. I'll sweep through the mis-spellings eventually - and the title is negotiable. I like the Warsaw Pact as well - unless I can get an "Iron Curtain" to fall on the map somewhere?
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby daydream on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:00 pm

wouldnt it be east germany??
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby whitestazn88 on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:10 pm

i'm still not sold on the colors. they still seem pastel-y. maybe if the whole thing were like... metal looking, or rusty.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby LB Ninja on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:12 pm

a very good looking map too me :)
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby InkL0sed on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:36 pm

pamoa wrote:How about a new point of view
RjBeals wrote:...Some maps with different perspectives put a whole new twist on the game.
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I like it...
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby tubaman on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:51 pm

InkL0sed wrote:
pamoa wrote:How about a new point of view
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I like it...



Me too. I don't think you should use that for this map...you already got a good theme goin. But that would be good for another one.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby RjBeals on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:59 pm

That was a reference map that Ruben found and PM'd me about a month ago. It will not work with 96 territories, but it is a very cool idea.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:57 pm

Was this the ultra super secret cool idea you were working on a while ago? :) I like it. I love maps that are Standard/Classic play.

Will you be able to harness this banana down into a working..and somewhat beautiful small map?


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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby RjBeals on Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:28 am

AndyDufresne wrote:Was this the ultra super secret cool idea you were working on a while ago? :) I like it. I love maps that are Standard/Classic play.

Will you be able to harness this banana down into a working..and somewhat beautiful small map?


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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby gimil on Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:50 am

I very much perfer the version with the stronger coloured dead land. Although im not sure if the shade of red does it as much justice as it could. Fancy playing with a few other shades to see if there could be something a little me fitting?

I like the use of "colder","pastle" colours. Sort of makes the maps cold war theme work for me!
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby RjBeals on Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:28 pm

Okay - how about these colors? Is this more in the direction that you (all) like?

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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map" (First Post)

Postby ZeakCytho on Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:36 pm

I like the colors on Rev-1 better than on Rev-2.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map" (First Post)

Postby RjBeals on Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:49 pm

Hmm... I may have overdid it. I kind of like Rev-1 better also.
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map" (First Post)

Postby Androidz on Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:58 pm

Could you make the background Snowy our icey? Dont get the Cold War touch even tough its has nothing to do with snow...
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Re: the IRON CURTAIN "96 Territ Map"

Postby cairnswk on Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:11 pm

RjBeals wrote:Okay - how about these colors? Is this more in the direction that you (all) like?

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Assignment - Graphic Stamping.

I'm very much for these colours - quite irontastic i'd say.
Great start RjBeals, i'll follow this closely.
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