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War of the Triple Alliance

Postby oaktown on Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:46 am

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What you are looking at is a map based loosely on the War of the Triple Alliance, South America's bloodiest war, which cost around 300,000 lives between the years 1864 - 1870. The balance of power shifted in the region, borders were forever redrawn, and Paraguay lost over half of its pre-war population. I say based "loosely" because not all of the land portrayed here saw action, but all of these regions were players in the war... Argentina, the southern half of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and the disputer region called the Gran Chaco.

What you need to know:
• territories: 52
• bonus regions: 9... tentative bonuses are in the legend, and are more or less settled, though further discussion is never discouraged.
• impassables: rivers and mountains, with two river crossings, one of which is one-way.
• gameplay: classic all the way; the only oddity is the Rio de la Plata territory which is a river that can attack, and be attacked by, the capitals - as noted in the legend.
• starting neutrals: none
• image size: large 800x800, small 600x600
• development plan: I do everything 8-)

Stamped for graphics and gameplay, so we're in the home stretch.

XML is awaiting a look-see.
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Re: War of the Triple Alliance

Postby Androidz on Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:48 am

Approval from me:O
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Re: War of the Triple Alliance

Postby ZeakCytho on Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:51 am

How many territories will this thing have, approximately? I like the idea.
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Re: War of the Triple Alliance

Postby seamusk on Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:56 am

I like the idea on this. Looks like good potential for a fairly large map too.
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Re: War of the Triple Alliance

Postby TaCktiX on Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:15 pm

Other than Urugay, I think the map's got some potential.
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Re: War of the Triple Alliance

Postby seamusk on Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:01 pm

TaCktiX wrote:Other than Urugay, I think the map's got some potential.

umm, given that we only know where uruguay bonus is, why wouldn't it have potential?
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Re: War of the Triple Alliance

Postby TaCktiX on Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:07 pm

I was pointing out the typo in a cutesy way.
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Re: War of the Triple Alliance

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:25 pm

Looks like it shows some promise. Oaktown, what about that old Mayan or Aztec map...? :)


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Re: War of the Triple Alliance

Postby oaktown on Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:35 pm

ZeakCytho wrote:How many territories will this thing have, approximately? I like the idea.

its gonna have a lot... I'm working on it diligently.

As for that mayan map... umm... :oops:
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Re: War of the Triple Alliance

Postby seamusk on Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:44 pm

TaCktiX wrote:I was pointing out the typo in a cutesy way.

:lol: maybe be more clear next time...
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Re: War of the Triple Alliance

Postby t-o-m on Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:52 pm

looks interesting
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Re: War of the Triple Alliance

Postby mibi on Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:32 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:Looks like it shows some promise. Oaktown, what about that old Mayan or Aztec map...? :)


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Re: War of the Triple Alliance

Postby Incandenza on Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:45 pm

Oh snap....

I gotta say, tho, oak, that any of the other maps you've been working on seem more appealing than this one. Call me crazy, but it seems too much like the existing south america map, minus some bits in the south and northwest.

I'm sure it'll look cool, but unless you're planning on some sort of badass gameplay tweak, it just seems redundant.
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Re: War of the Triple Alliance

Postby RjBeals on Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:00 pm

unit_3 - i like it!

But thank you oaktown for leaving brazil as is. I don't know why I have such an emotional tie to it - perhaps because it was my fav map when I joined. Regardless - this project looks way more appealing to me. Good Start. I'm psyched!
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Re: War of the Triple Alliance... updated

Postby oaktown on Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:05 pm

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"Damn, oaktown, those ugly mountains again?"
No, I won't be using them - just wanted to show where mountains should be.

"More territories! More territories!"
I agree - I'd like to get it up and over 50. My hope is to come up with something similar to, though not a straight revamp of, the Brazil map. Where do you think we should add territories?
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