Many of the suggestions received by other wargamers have been implemented. A short, annoying list of the main ones:
- Lighter texture in Plain hexes (we'll probably make it even lighter)
- Lighter Sea / Ocean
- Changed font size and colors to reduce cluttering
- Changed Road size and colors
- Changed Bridge symbols
In my opinion, it's definitely better than the early versions; I'll have a test, single copy map printed next week so we'll be able to evaluate the "live" effect.
Here's a map area everyone knows about. Click on it to see the full 1500 x 1000 image in all its glory.