Before I get down to serious matters, I'd like to catch up with a couple of maps I've made lately. In terms of viewership, these are not doing so well lately - but I've been told by some that they love 'em, so I'm more than happy to cater to a few fans.
The first is nothing special. I've posted one like it before - this is merely updated for a more elaborate program, with a different color scheme, and with infrastructure numbers all over it. It really sucks when a computer dies, and takes a program with it ... but I'm very well adjusted now to the updated publisher, and I like the additional features it offers.
Here's a map of Eastern Europe focused on the Carpathians:
The other map is wholly new ... and mostly empty. Where I have no details for a hex, the color of that hex uses the local vegetation as a default. This is the central part of modern day Libya:
|Green areas and unpatterned brown areas represent
arable land. Yellow areas along the coast are thin grasslands.
Ferrous red areas have thin scrubland, but no oases; some such
areas might have deep unknown water sources. Gray areas
are pure desert.