Friday, June 12, 2009


Now, this was not easy. For reference, this is in the same scale as the Switzerland map I posted five months ago. Producing this involved some head-banging moments, I promise you.

But I feel proud of it and want to post. I also want to make the point that very rarely do self made worlds bother with multiple islands arranged in archipelagos. If your continents seem a little smooth around the edges, consider raising one.

Denmark, unlike many other island groups like Greece, Indonesia, the Philippines or the Carribean, is flat ... which accounts for much of this all being one color:


Norman J. Harman Jr. said...

Are those historical political divisions? If so, what timeframe?

Any idea on scale of a hex side to side in km/mi?

This looks very cool. Excellent map for any sort of pirate, viking, sea focused campaign. I started my first campaign by tracing maps of Norway. I still often use real maps, flipping, cropping, them to obscure their origins.

Alexis Smolensk said...

The divisions are moderately historical for 1650. The various counties of Jutland have been grouped together for simplicity's sake - many of them would be smaller than one hex otherwise. The county of Tonder was, as shown, not part of the Kingdom of Denmark and Norway, while southern Sweden was the 'Duchy of Terra Scania' and part of Denmark until 1658.

The hexes are 20 miles in diameter, or 32 km.

Ragnorakk said...

I'd be proud of that map too. :)

Original_Carl said...

Most impressive as usual, Alexis. Do you happen to have a price list for Copenhagen handy? A pickled sheep's head would make for decent travel fare.