slomo wrote:You combined many territories, which makes it hard to find the right names.
I'd recommend changing Bremen into Hannover (there was a kingdom called Hannover, it was conquered by Prussia in the 19th century)
There is a Problem with Saxony, because it combines Prussian territories and territories that weren't Prussion (like Saxony!).
I would prefer Brandenburg instead of Mecklenburg, because Brandenburg is more important (and I think Mecklenburg was independent from Prussia, so Berlin cannot be a city in Meckl.)
That's good advice for the naming. AFAIK, Prussia was not an independent country at 1883, it was part of the German empire... Also territories had to be combined, due to the scale of the map. There's only so much you can fit into 840x800 pixels.
So I'm going to rename Bremen -> Hannover, Mecklenburg -> Brandenburg.
Industrial Helix wrote:Looking at this again I think Benelux ought to be named the Low countries... the term Benelux is a post-WWII term.
You ever thought of giving this map an industrial revolution graphical feel? I don't think the sandy texture really conveys trains and steam power, ect.
Benelux -> Low countries. Sounds good.
As for the visual style, my inspiration was a map drawn in 1883. Which was also the map I traced... Anyway, when I start working on the map again there will be plenty of time to think about graphical solutions. Currently the Foundry's 2 map limitation forces this map to sit in the melting pot until I can get Nordic countries finished.