CrusadesCreated by andy903 (all)
Went public on 6/11/2013
Number of ratings: 171
Average rating: 3.8479 / 5
431 territories, 140 bonuses, 2 distribution modes
|Map is based around the time of the 13th century when the major powers of europe were emerging. The map stretches from the americas in the west all the way to the holy lands in the east.
The map is great for team games such as 2v2v2 or 3v3 but the map is best for diplomacy games.
Review by Moros on 6/13/2013.
Hmmm... Those ships look oddly familiar...
Anyway, the map idea is pretty good, but I don't like how you didn't pay attention to prettying up the borders. And the coast of America looks a bit weird.
Suggestion: why not split the territory Ur in half, and name the southern half Mecca? Then you could add that to the holy cities bonus.
Review by Grzechooo on 6/15/2013.
This map is a bit strange. For example, region named "Warsaw" is way off from where the real world's Warsaw is. Plus, it didn't exist at least until 14th century. Second, there's region named "Katowice". I don't want to know what led map author to conclusion it should be named such, as it's even more off, both geographically and historically (the first historical mention of Katowice comes from 16th century). I could tell the same about regions named "Kelce", "Gorzow", and some more possibly, but by now you should get a point.
Review by Conradthefirst on 7/13/2013.
What the heck is the New World doing on this map? And most of Saharan Africa? As well, no such thing as "Turkey" in 1100, or even 1300. Holy Land is a sideshow.
Review by Weisblut on 4/16/2014.
holy roman empire bonus sucks cause its in italy ....
Review by iiDreamz on 1/12/2014.
Review by davdunc on 6/14/2013.
can't really speak to the accuracy of the map, but enjoy the play very much.
Review by Tyrone on 6/14/2013.
Very well done and can be very welled played in Diplomacy.
Review by Teckmantle on 7/2/2013.
This isn't a bad map to play - it's OK - but it doesn't seem to have much that anchors it to the Crusades. As others have noted, the physical geography (America!) and the political geography are in places very strange. Why are Skane and Halland given to Sweden rather than Denmark? Why is Connaught in Ireland called Mayo and Munster called Limerick? And why is there a territory called 'Northern Ireland'! Why are the the eastern territories of Arabia identified as 'Telma' and Ur, why not Hejaz and Yemen? And so on. I'm also puzzled at the choice of sea routes. Why is there no connection across the Red Sea between Egypt and Mecca? Why is there apparently no port at Alexandria? I hope andy903 has another go at this because a map that really allowed play around the subject of the Crusades would be interesting, but there's a lot of work to be done.
Review by Taffy 3 on 4/2/2014.
Fun Map - right amount of detail for team play
Review by Landalf on 9/3/2013.
I think the map is a little uneven. more bonuses to the right than left. however, I would have to use it more often to really have a better perspective.
Review by Comrade Mario on 5/16/2014.
IT WAS COOL
Review by otinanaimail on 3/20/2014.
very nice map
Review by bseebeck on 12/5/2013.
Great map. Very challenging
Review by Hawk on 9/6/2014.
Review by timL on 9/19/2014.
Review by Le Count H on 11/12/2014.
Review by Arth Cena on 11/22/2014.
Good and creative ploting
Review by DaniusMaximus on 7/14/2015.
Nice Map very accurate
Review by Taha Ağaçdoğrayan on 7/3/2014.