So I've done the first (VERY
) rough draft of the game map. I simply took the old BoP 1914 map and edited it heavily (which is why you can see the massive splotch of "Empire of Germany" color where the HRE states should be.
It should be obvious that this is not the complete version. I edited the areas I knew by heart or where I could edit with faith in my knowledge of the region. There are multiple areas of contention that I admit I am not knowledgeable enough to edit, and so I need your help. I would like help with:
-The German States (The HRE is the most confusing thing I've ever seen. Enclaves within enclaves within exclaves, counties here here and there, etc etc. I've done Baden, Bavaria, East Frisia, French Hanover (technically British Hanover but occupied by French) Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, Saxony, and Wurttemberg to the best of my knowledge, however feel free to correct any mistakes or make your own corrections to the area. I admit ignorance of the HRE.)
-North Italy (I think I've done a decent job getting the basic borders of the region, mainly Kingdom of Italy, Papal States, and Etruria. However, I am also not particularly confident in the region so please do me a favor and look it over. If you spot a province belonging to the wrong Italian state please let me know.)
-Egypt (I'm not sure at all about Egypt. Is it British? Is it French? Is it Ottoman? Mameluke? All of the above?)
-Partitioned Poland (I think I got it right. However, the borders are not as rigid as this province map mode, so please give it a look over.)
All help is appreciated. Here is first rough draft:
Shoot, I forgot Luxembourg
is French territory.
Edit: I've also tweaked the colors ever so slightly to better differentiate between nations as well as just look slightly better. Some are almost unnoticeable while others are very noticeable (Russia, Prussia, Sweden etc).
Edit Edit: I've also decided on the first possible start date of the game, which is January of 1804. Napoleon has just crowned himself emperor in December of 1803, which should give people time to prepare stuff and react to the news. It also would give me time to instigate a few historical things with France, including the execution of the Duke of Enghien, which should also give you all something to react to and which should, rp and history wise, should push the monarchies of Europe to begin hostilities against France. I've also come up with the idea of the game moving in either blocks of 3 months (which I prefer) to allow a Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall turn, or in blocks of 4 months.