Map Name:MediterraneanMapmaker(s):Maybe me Number of Territories:nknown Special Features:b unknownWhat Makes This Map Worthy of Being Made:a better representation of antiquity
So I really like Napoleonic Europe, with all its little combinations of bonuses. I think the concept could be extended to the Punic Wars and throw in the Macedonian wars too. it would cover the med. with battle markers to indicate battles of the mentioned wars. Many of the bonus regions combine differently, most of them increasing Roman or Carthaginian bonus substantially So as to encourage conflict and expansion and increase the value of acquired territories. Most of the spread would be towards the MidEast, but conflicts could erupt in Spain as well, the trouble is where does Egypt fit in, they were mostly independent until Augustus' time. I'd want them to remain mostly independent yet extremely valuable if acquired like a high neutral starting and a even higher bonus when obtained.
Basically the goal is to put players in a situation of antiquity and let them develop their bases in the traditional ancient empires of late antiquity. then throw away the script and if carthage and Rome don't want to fight three wars, they don't have to. If someone wants to turn Egypt into a major power to rival Rome, which it could have been had it had better leadership, then they can do that. a player in Macedonia can also do the same. So the map would set the stage for 4 major regions of power: Rome, Carthage, Egypt and Greece.
Players start in random places but thew dynamics of troop rewards encourage them to set up on the map empires that are similar to those in antiquity. Perhaps an auto deploy on traditional major cities of significance, so Rome, Carthage, maybe Athens though Pella was the capital of Macedon, Throw inMemphis and Thebes for Egypt. Possibly even add in Jersusalem as it was fairly significant in its time. Babylon also should be in there as an auto deploy for its significance. No barabarians if possible. definitely not groups like the huns or goths, but groups like Dacia could merit a mention as somewhere to be expanded into, same with Gauls.
And does anyone want to do graphics and let me guide gameplay?