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Postby The Bison King on Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:15 pm

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The fundamentals:
-73 territories

-All the African bonuses are worth exactly what they say they are in the mini map, However when you hold any complete colony bonus with the corresponding European country it is increased by the amount denoted in the legend.

European Territories have no value of their own but +1 auto deploy.

Grey territories belong to no bonus.

Landing territories can be attacked by any colonial power and can assault their colony of origin. Landing territories start with 3 neutral troops.

11 neutral start territories + 8 landing territories = 18 total neutral start.

Bonuses

Imperial Italy
(with Italy)
Lybia-3(4)
Italian Somalia-1(2)

Imperial Germany
(with Germany)
Cameroon-2(3)
Namibia-2(3)
Tanzania-1(2)

Imperial France (with France
French Sahara-7(10)
Madagascar-1(2)
Congo-0 (1)

Imperial Belgium (with Belgium)
Belgian Congo-3(5)

Imperial Britain (with Great Britain)
British East Africa-4(6)
Nigeria-1(2)
South Africa-3(4)

Imperial Portugal (with Portugal)
Angola-3(4)
Mozambique-1(2)

Ottoman Empire (with Ottoman)
Ottoman Empire-3(4)
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Re: Colonial Africa

Postby Victor Sullivan on Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:21 pm

This is cool. The 2x bonus with the European countries makes a lot of sense. I'm wondering, though, if you'd be able to get a little extra bonus for holding all of one European country's African colonies? It's nice to see a simpler map. Not as many free-range maps anymore, it seems.

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EDIT: Also, why does the Ottoman Empire have a bonus? It doesn't seem to have much relevance with the map idea, especially with the grey territories and all.
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Re: Colonial Africa

Postby natty dread on Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:33 pm

Good idea. There aren't enough maps of Africa.
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Re: Colonial Africa

Postby The Bison King on Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:41 pm

I'm wondering, though, if you'd be able to get a little extra bonus for holding all of one European country's African colonies?


This is an interesting idea, and one I have thought of before. I might very well end up adding something like that later as this goes along.

Also, why does the Ottoman Empire have a bonus? It doesn't seem to have much relevance with the map idea, especially with the grey territories and all.


well, it was a major power around the 1800's and at times it did possess regions of Africa. Also it helps connect Europe and Africa.
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Re: Colonial Africa

Postby Bruceswar on Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:43 pm

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Re: Colonial Africa

Postby Industrial Helix on Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:44 pm

Turkey ought to be a colonial player and not a colonized area... plus remove Persia. Most of North Africa was a 'colony' of the Ottoman Empire until the British grabbed it, namely Egypt.

Spain shouldn't have Morocco either. That was Independent until 1911, then it was a colony of France for 30 years. Spain had a chunk of Morocco, but it's really insignificant.

Lastly, I did a WWII Africa map a while but it never got off the ground. viewtopic.php?f=63&t=106279&hilit=WWII+africa
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Re: Colonial Africa

Postby The Bison King on Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:57 pm

Most of North Africa was a 'colony' of the Ottoman Empire until the British grabbed it, namely Egypt.


Yes but nearly 200 years before this map is supposed to take place. This is a late 1800's Colonial Africa map. Well after the Ottomans lost their African colonies.

If the Ottoman Empire seems takked on I'll just as well remove it. It was just a little extra something I decided to add but is in no way integral to the fundamental concept.

Lastly, I did a WWII Africa map a while but it never got off the ground. viewtopic.php?f=63&t=106279&hilit=WWII+africa


Yeah I'm probably going to steal a lot of territory names from this ;)
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Re: Colonial Africa

Postby The Bison King on Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:59 pm

Spain shouldn't have Morocco either. That was Independent until 1911, then it was a colony of France for 30 years. Spain had a chunk of Morocco, but it's really insignificant.


Yeah I was aware of this but I felt like I needed to do something to make Spain more significant. Even as it is Spain is pretty pitiful.
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Re: Colonial Africa

Postby Teflon Kris on Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:44 pm

How about make it a Repatriation map - Africa links to places Africans moved / were moved to - West Indies, US, UK, France etc.
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Re: Colonial Africa

Postby The Bison King on Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:47 pm

How about make it a Repatriation map - Africa links to places Africans moved / were moved to - West Indies, US, UK, France etc.


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Re: Colonial Africa

Postby owenshooter on Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:49 pm

DJ Teflon wrote:How about make it a Repatriation map - Africa links to places Africans moved / were moved to - West Indies, US, UK, France etc.

yeah, let's turn this into a slave trade map... what a wonderful idea!!! :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: ...-the black jesus
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Re: Colonial Africa

Postby Victor Sullivan on Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:02 pm

The Bison King wrote:
Spain shouldn't have Morocco either. That was Independent until 1911, then it was a colony of France for 30 years. Spain had a chunk of Morocco, but it's really insignificant.


Yeah I was aware of this but I felt like I needed to do something to make Spain more significant. Even as it is Spain is pretty pitiful.


I agree with... crap. I forget his name. And I really don't want to go back and figure it out. Whatever, the guy who made the thread. Cuz Spain is rather pitiful as it is...

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Re: Colonial Africa

Postby Victor Sullivan on Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:03 pm

The Bison King! Right.
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Re: Colonial Africa

Postby Industrial Helix on Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:25 pm

Well, if you're going for a historical map I'd highly recommend not fudging history. Spain didn't have much by way of African colonies due to a focus on both Americas, so cut it out.

One options for the mideast would be to make Turkey a colonial power and have its arabian areas as colonies. And I'm pretty sure Egypt went to the British around the 1870s, so if the theme is 1800s, you can pull it off.

The other major player missing from the map is the Netherlands, whos colonial efforts in South Africa have had effects lasting to this day.

What might be a more viable solution would be to portray Africa before the "scramble for Africa" took place. You could have various independent kingdoms in Africa, such as Morocco, Ethiopia, Zululand, Ashantiland, Tripoli, somewhat Egypt depending on how you look at it. Then you could have the Colonizers such as Britain, Portugal, Ottomans and France. Maybe throw Germany and Italy in there too. Then let the gameplay of the map determine how the scramble for Africa plays out, do the Africa natives hold their own, does Turkey meet with success in the Horn of Africa?
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Re: Colonial Africa

Postby theBastard on Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:53 am

interesting idea. but I agree with Industriak Helix "Well, if you're going for a historical map I'd highly recommend not fudging history." so from which time period will be this map?
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