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My new map to the article about the battle in the Teutoburg forest.
Soft: Natural Scene Designer, Mapublisher, Geographic Imager, Photoshop

Please praise or criticize...

P.S. Now in english...Attached File  my_Vehi.jpg   583.54KB   164 downloads

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Wow! Very cool. I always liked historical battle maps.

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I can't say anything about the text. It's all Cyrillic to me. :lol:
I like the colors and overall composition.

I'm seeing a bit of an inversion effect with the terrain. Because of the light coming from the southwest it's causing the hills to look like depressions. Actually it's kind of flipping back and forth as I look at the 2 maps. Sometimes inverted, sometimes not. On the inset map it seems like some of the rivers don't quite sit right in the terrain.

Pretty cool overall! (just wish I could read it! :lol: )
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Fantastic.

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Very nice! History is a big area of interest for me too.

One comment though:
The Dutch coastline looked *very* different around that time and I would imagine the same thing goes for northern Germany. There's been a lot of reclamation being done since the 1200s, as well as the occasional flood messing things up.
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Excellent work Anatoliy!

Since my cyrillic is a little rusty ;) I read with great interest about the battle in this Wikipedia article.

My only comment is that I would like to see some trees. Perhaps a forest canopy layer on the inset or even something "green." It definitely looks like a battle map (I really like the gradient transparency on the flared arrows), but the map doesn't really seem related to the forest.

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Absolutely fantastic!

I agree with Matthew, but that didn't a once of the pleasure I had looking at it.

It's maps like that that I want to make! :)

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Great composition and map design. As I could not read it, I was wondering if you labeled geographic places (mountains, plains, etc.) that would be important to campaigns of that era.

Awesome job!

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Thanks to all!
2 DaveB
The direction of light from the southwest recommended Tom Patterson for plan oblique relief. Direction of light is not a classic, and perhaps this affected the perception of the map. Maybe the hills look like depressions because Germany is not the most expressive part of the terrain elevation?
I have a more expressive map with the same lighting, I will show it later, and I will try to translate this map.

2 Hans van der Maarel
You are absolutely right, the coastline has changed. I realized this when you gave me the map of the war for independence of Dutch,
but I decided not to complicate the lives of himself searching for data about the first century AD.

2 Matthew Hampton
The forest is beautiful, but I chose ancient map colors.
Tacitus describes a place where Publius Quinctilius Varus and his legionnaires were ambushed - Teutoburgiensis saltus.
Saltus translated as a forest, but there is another meaning of the word - passage , valley.
Possibly in the ancient forests were not.

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The direction of light from the southwest recommended Tom Patterson for plan oblique relief. Direction of light is not a classic, and perhaps this affected the perception of the map. Maybe the hills look like depressions because Germany is not the most expressive part of the terrain elevation?
I have a more expressive map with the same lighting, I will show it later, and I will try to translate this map.


I didn't realize it was plan oblique relief. The terrain in this area is mostly relatively flat or low hills, I think, so plan oblique relief doesn't stand out. I think plan oblique works better for areas where there are tall peaks and mountian ranges to stand out.

I'll look forward to seeing your other map :)
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Excellent work! I've always loved these types of illustrations. And I'm a military history enthusiast too so this is doubly wonderful. Where will this map be published? And do you have more maps in an online portfolio? I would love to see more.

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Excellent work! I've always loved these types of illustrations. And I'm a military history enthusiast too so this is doubly wonderful. Where will this map be published? And do you have more maps in an online portfolio? I would love to see more.

Regards,

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Thanks, Michael!
Map will be published in russian monthly, called "Vokrug Sveta" (Around the World).
Online portfolio is not yet established, but I'm working on it.

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Excellent work!! I really like the combination of colours, use of font, and the entire design of the map. I would like to make a map like yours! :)

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Indeed a nice piece of work !




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