This week I completed the strategic map of Germany.
Each square on this map is both one days march (if on a road) and a wargames table.
So there are nine squares on this map to one square on the grand strategic map of Europe which was the subject of last week’s blog. The centre square is the city which would be the campaign objective. Each of the other eight squares would have a town. All of these towns are shown on the campaign master map, but would make the map look too cluttered on the blog.
Again this is a purely practical map. It is not designed to look pretty, nor indeed to look much like Germany. As in the map of Europe, this map is produced for campaign movement. Large areas of Germany have been left out. The coast outline is similar to the actual coastline, but again last sections have been left out.
The cities are more or less in relation to each other. The towns (not shown on this map) are correct, in relation to the city they surround.
Rivers are reasonably correct, but again have been altered to suit the overall concept of the map.
Hills are designed to make the campaign terrain more interesting, rather than to show actual terrain.
The project for next week is the strategic map of Spain.