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I've finally got the big valley map to a point where I'm happy to use it as a 'master map', it takes a little while to load, but it's stable enough once it does:

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It's not quite as detailed as I'd like (CM:A Flavour Objects are not the easiest to place, the rocks really hate steep slopes, which is kind of unfortunate), but I've done my best with it.....I dread to think how many times I've clicked on tiny components of this map in preview mode!  :blink:

Here's some scenes of daily life in the valley.  ;)

The day starts early for the water sellers who, like almost everybody else, are forced to hire guards to protect them from bandits as they go about their business in this lawless province:

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Before their shift at the local mine a group of workers and their guards enjoy a hearty breakfast of local produce:

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A large consignment of ore is ready to be delivered to the refinery in a nearby city:

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Meanwhile, near the highway, a DRA Army convoy has stopped to refuel and gather fresh supplies for their journey.....The convoy commander engages in the timeless ritual of haggling with the locals over their scandalous prices:

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Map can be found here:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/gsrzlgkxrv6yl2t/[Map] Afghan Highway Valley.btt?dl=0

This is a totally blank map, no AI, no setup zones, no labels.....Nothing.  :mellow:

Feel free to use & modify it in any way that pleases you.  B)

PS - Ctrl+Clicking to fast move around this map in preview mode within the game editor is not recommended.....You may well delete or modify something!  :unsure:

 

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45 minutes ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

I've finally got the big valley map to a point where I'm happy to use it as a 'master map', 

Feel free to use & modify it in any way that pleases you. 

+1  Nice job.  Very interesting map.  I may open it, build a FOB and run some operations.  Some of those compounds look like they need to be searched................. :lol: 

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I'd love to see one of your unique concepts on this map fella, sadly I'm not sure how feasible it would be without triggers.  :unsure:

I'm planning a 2p only version called 'Opium Wars', one Tribal Group per side, simple occupy & destroy unit objectives, nothing fancy.....I've also a mind to make a 'cutting the highway' type scenario on it for the mid war period, but TBH there's enough on my plate already (Bishr).  :rolleyes: 

Then there's Abdul Gul's War, the whole point of this map.....That will be rather more complex.  ;)

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While wealthier Afghans frequent the local restaurants and coffee houses:

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The poorest of the poor eke out a meagre existence, surviving on the leavings of others:

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On the steep and winding road to the mine, a pickup has swerved to avoid an oncoming truck and run off the road.....A number of miners have been injured:

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The casualties are taken to the local clinic where they can receive basic medical attention:

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6 hours ago, Ivan Zaitzev said:

The map looks beautiful. Would love to see a campaign from you, that would rekindle my interest for this whole series.

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Funny the title "Postcards from the Valley"

Seem that the Talibans writing some holidays postcards to theirs parents ;) the map is very nice...

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Cheers guys.  B)

9 hours ago, Ivan Zaitzev said:

Would love to see a campaign from you, that would rekindle my interest for this whole series.

I'm working on it.....Have been for ages, but I got kind of distracted!  ;)

I'll put something out on this map before too long, for sure.....The version I've made available above is very slightly different to the one I'm using.  :ph34r:

2 hours ago, 3j2m7 said:

Seem that the Talibans writing some holidays postcards to theirs parents ;)

Yup, that's more or less what I was after.....But this map is nominally set in 1978 (it'll probably be heavily 'remodelled' when the Russians arrive!  ;) ), so we're only just starting with the Mujahideen, the Taliban are still a long way in the future.

@MOS:96B2P & I have been discussing my Blue campaign concept, I'm trying to model some of the political complexities of the war using branching; Will Abdul Gul allow himself to become involved with the heroin trade?  How about radical Islam?  Attacks on civilians?  However this all adds an additional level of complexity, which doesn't make for speedy progress.

I will probably need some testers in due course, I don't want to burn my main collaborator out and he has a few projects of his own.....

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1 hour ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

Cheers guys.  B)

I'm working on it.....Have been for ages, but I got kind of distracted!  ;)

I'll put something out on this map before too long, for sure.....The version I've made available above is very slightly different to the one I'm using.  :ph34r:

Yup, that's more or less what I was after.....But this map is nominally set in 1978 (it'll probably be heavily 'remodelled' when the Russians arrive!  ;) ), so we're only just starting with the Mujahideen, the Taliban are still a long way in the future.

@MOS:96B2P & I have been discussing my Blue campaign concept, I'm trying to model some of the political complexities of the war using branching; Will Abdul Gul allow himself to become involved with the heroin trade?  How about radical Islam?  Attacks on civilians?  However this all adds an additional level of complexity, which doesn't make for speedy progress.

I will probably need some testers in due course, I don't want to burn my main collaborator out and he has a few projects of his own.....

Very interresting concept when I can lend you a hand don't hesitate...;)

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