Ever needed to create a map for an alternate history scenario? Want to plot out a map game for you and your friends? Or maybe you just need to click around on a map with over 10,000 different areas?
You can now use the new War Games world map on MapChart!
It features all countries in the world, split into 10,403 hexagonal tiles:
You can use the new map page to:
- Make your own alternate timeline (what if?) maps,
- Play a Risk-like game with your friends,
- Develop fantasy scenarios for world events,
- Use it in fictional map settings,
- Design map games for forums or social media,
- Just color and play around with the map’s thousands of different areas!
Each country has a specific number of areas assigned, depending on its size. For example, Russia has 1,660 tiles, United States has 737, while Rwanda only has 2 tiles. You can get a breakdown by country, in CSV or Excel format, to compare and contrast their “power”.
The map has all the familiar features of MapChart, and more:
- Using colors and patterns to color any area of a country.
- Changing the background or borders color of the map.
- Editing the legend rows of the map and its styling (font, background, size, etc.)
- Downloading a free PNG image of your map with top detail.
- Saving and restoring your map settings.
- Undoing and redoing your edits.
- Coloring en masse by holding down the Ctrl button and moving around the map.
- Coloring a whole country with a shortcut (Alt+Shift+click).
- Showing the modern borders of countries on top of the map.
- Applying the same color to multiple countries at once.
Also, to help you get started with editing the map, there is also a configuration file available on the website. You can upload it to get a War Games map with all countries randomly colored:
This map type has been requested from many frequent users of MapChart, who wanted to have an even more detailed version of the world map. I sincerely believe that it can be a really useful resource, especially for the alternate history community!
Needless to say, it took a lot of work and thousands of clicks to design and make this map available, so I hope you find it useful to your projects!
Find the new map here.