Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Maps from The Shadow Campaign books

I am always on the lookout for maps that might be suitable for use in wargames, and Django Wexler's THE SHADOW CAMPAIGNS books contain several very useful ones.

In THE THOUSAND NAMES the map shows that part of the Vordan colony of Khandar in which the fighting takes place.


In THE SHADOW THRONE and THE PRICE OF VALOUR the action switches to Vordan, its neighbouring countries, and its capital, Vordan City, ...


... and in THE GUNS OF EMPIRE the map covers the area of Murnsk that the Vordans invade.


(The map names the area as Mursk but I suspect that it a typographical error as the country is referred to as Murnsk throughout the books.)

6 comments:

  1. Bob,
    The Maps are very Tolkanish in style - particularly that of 'Mursk'. Indeed Hobbits were quite fond of a good Map or two- must admit I too am fascinated by a good well drawn Map- there is a certain Art to it all. Cheers. KEV.

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    1. Kev,

      The maps certainly look as if they were drawn during the pre-industrial age, and are certainly suitable for a campaign set during that era.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. That first map looks pretty Egyptian. doesn't it?

    Incidentally, there is a fine map in the Harry Turtledove 'Lost Legion' book. It is quickly recognisable as the Byzantine Empire with east-west reversed. Check out 'Empire of Videssos.'

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    1. Archduke Piccolo,

      The first of the three maps certainly does have a touch of Egypt about it.

      I have had a look at the map of Videssos, and I can see what you mean about it being based upon a reversed image of a map of the Eastern Mediterranean.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Those are very nice maps. Seeing them makes me want to get back to working on my. Atlantica maps.

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    1. Ross Mac,

      A well-drawn map can be an inspiring thing for a wargamer to look at ... and I look forward to seeing your improved Atlantica maps.

      All the best,

      Bob

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