Thirty Years War (1618-1648)Unlocks at level 30 or with the Mega Maps Pack
Created by zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] (all)
Went public on 3/31/2015
Number of ratings: 235
Average rating: 4.1659 / 5
2264 territories, 792 bonuses, 0 distribution modes
|From the jungles of the Amazon to the frozen plains of Russia, from the thriving colonial towns in the New World to the Great Historic Cities of the Old, The mighty Empires Europe are about to be plundged into a conflict to forever change themselves, and the world of which they command the helm. Go fourth, and conquer, for here will greatness be forged!|
Review by [ESP] Pablo García on 3/31/2015.
Awesome map, thank you :)
By the way, Canary islands should be added in the Crown of Castille, and therefore also in the Spanish Habsburg Dominions and in the Spanish Empire.
Review by Nathan on 4/3/2015.
Holy cow! This map is insanely awesome. The detail is exquisite, the scope is amazing and the sheer complexity is beyond belief. Unlike some of the maps I've seen with colonies in offset locations, these actually work because of the many connections to them.
You can see from this map why it was called the Thirty Years War - it takes about that long to conquer the whole thing. I mean that in a good way. If you love huge maps, this one will not disappoint.
My only real criticism is that there are a few missing connections. Mainly they are just here and there (one in Central Morocco, iirc). But two major broken connections stand out: Lefkosa (Cyprus) to Anamur (Turkey) and Cide (Turkey) to Baliklava (Crimean). These are huge problems because they isolate the Anatolian peninsula and greatly impede movement.
Review by Napoléon Bonaparte on 4/2/2015.
Fantastic new map, very large for many players, and will make for very interesting slot games. Inclusion of colonial possessions, Brazil, Asia, Caribbean and North America make the game alot more interesting especially for diplomacy. The number of factions and the way the bonuses are created seem to be very well done, overall a great looking, and an excellent new large-scale map.
Review by  b3rz3rk3r on 6/8/2015.
Found some missing links
Tortola - Anagana (in English antilles)
Leon - Ponferrada (in north spain, below principality of asturias
Review by Malteus [GER] on 4/16/2015.
I admire the work you put in this map! A great masterpiece!
The white link from Balikava (Crimea) to Cide (Anatolia) does not work.
Review by Ysayell1 on 4/23/2015.
Sprawling, highly detailed map. Yes it's cluttered, but it still plays pretty darn well. I'm not sure about the aesthetics of some of the boxing off to the left. The connection of the sea lanes makes much of the boxing entirely unnecessary and often confusing. The effort is extraordinary and the customization is quite nice. Don't expect a quick game.
Review by Zephyrum on 1/10/2016.
I did one big post about the broken connections I could find by playing and searching the comment section... Well, I missed quite a few, and there are two more I could find after a couple more games.
Einbeck-Nienburg (General vicinity of Hannover, northern HRE)
Zsolna-Beszterce (Near Krakow, a little bit to the south of Silesia, in Royal Hungary)
Review by Gallien on 12/15/2015.
This map is almost god-like! But there is still room for making it better. Especially concerning dutch colonies.
It is sad that the Netherlands and Sweden have to be cut off from their north American colonies. I think at least a connection to some Netherlands' colonies should be made. (Sweden was not a major power in the region so I can accept it not having a route to its american colonies.)
Another case of the Netherlands being a bit neglected is the fact that there is no St.Maarten colony (which was found during the 30 years war). That was a region with a heavy dutch presence that was used as a connection link between their north and south american colonies.
1. Wargren is connected to Ain Deheb, but the map shows it is connected with a province right next to Ain Deheb - to Tahert.
2. Setat isn't connected to Safi on the Atlantic coast of Morocco.
All in all it is my favourite Early Modern period map! That is definetly 5 stars!
Review by Hard Man on 4/10/2015.
Absolutely incredible. Great Job!
Review by bloomis on 6/25/2015.
Amazing gigantic map. Really excellent.
Noticed a couple of bugs. The following territories should connect, but don't:
Safi - Settat
Laoag - Caotang
Fredrikstad - Tonsberg
Gorki - Galichskoye
And these ones do connect, but shouldn't: Lolland - Bornholm
And it looks like Wargren connects to Ain Deheb, not Tahert.
Review by Marck VI on 6/21/2015.
Absolutely awesome, this map may be quite hard to play in short times, and yes, it is only playable with slots and many players, and yes, can be frutrating creating a game on this map and praying for get enoght players, but a single good game in it worth all the troubles.
Review by [WL] Habsburg Australia!! on 9/1/2015.
Cool map, great for historical era's around 1600-1800
Review by Willow on 10/25/2015.
Bassein starting region is completely overpowered... 220 income after 8 turns is too much...
Review by darkwolfgr on 4/10/2016.
Review by Gaia on 4/10/2016.
This is one of my favorite maps. It is especially great for diplos and larger games with 20 people. 5 out of 5 would play again.
Review by Fulcrum on 8/23/2016.
Review by DontAttackMe on 9/2/2016.
I absolutely love this map but the 8 or 9 missing connections really ruin it
Review by Andalorium on 9/14/2016.
Let me start off with this I love larger maps, things can happen in Larger maps that smaller maps don't have room for, that being said I allow for about 1 1/2 connections errors per thousand territories but this map had triple what I'd allow. so for these the line went between two but no connection and the connection was not shown by a line: Bornholm, Naestved
Review by Deje47 on 3/21/2017.
Review by LordX on 6/3/2015.
I love this excellent map and have played many times on it ! 5 stars !
Review by The Cruelest on 6/27/2015.
Review by vlad on 7/6/2015.
Very nice map for a diplo game
Review by Hanibal on 7/27/2015.
Review by The Devil on 8/14/2015.
Warlords makes brilliant dipo maps.
Review by VaporWolf [FROG] on 10/12/2015.
Very good map in my opinion.
Review by PoorRichard on 11/22/2015.
Review by quatrazerov on 1/15/2016.
Review by [NL] Lucas on 4/1/2015.
One thing: Kurst has to be kursk
Review by Njugu on 4/27/2015.
4/5 Only because moving troops from one arena to another is too slow. Very clever use of the inset maps. The research for this map must have been phenomenal! Thank you for a great map :)
Review by Reese on 5/30/2015.
Review by ҈ TeeMee123 ҈ on 3/31/2015.
Great map! I'm glad it is finally out. Could this be your 3rd MotW? Just a note, this should have some distributions. You could just use the empires and other large bonuses already in this map (e.g. [imperial/allied]-aligned states).
note to [ESP] Pablo García: You are right there. Apart from being harassed by the British around the 1650s, it has been under Spanish authority, since about 1494. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/canary-islands/history
Review by prussianbleu on 3/31/2015.
Review by leandros on 4/3/2015.