I'm pleased to announce on behalf of the AtWar Implementer team the introduction of three new Presets to the Default Map: Central Asia, Indian, and Atlantic!
I first announced these presets way back in Spring of 2019, and I'm happy to say they've been implemented now. Each of these presets offers a unique experience that builds on previously accepted community guidelines of map balance and playability.
Central Asia was built with 1v1s, 2v2s, 3v3s, and FFA in mind. In my playtests, it functions very well at being a quick game for 3v3s much like the Mediterranean preset, most games lasting less than ten turns, with picks such as Iran, Pakistan, Russia: Volga, China: Northwest, and more. It's definitely more constricted in some places than Europe is, and this really does offer an entertaining experience in places such as the Caucasus. Of course the concept of having a few countries provide bountiful wealth akin to Benelux in EU/EU+ is still present here, as well as the dialing back countries like Iran to ensure an even playing field.
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