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We often game over a strictly defined square/rectangular area. Designer's notes can give us more detail about why battles are being fought in certain locations, and we can fill in additional gaps by reading other material on the subject. But sometimes it's nice to get a quick visual context to the area we're fighting/gaming over.

Thus, this list provides images of 'wargaming maps in context'. Inspired by a Napoleon's Triumph image posted by
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1. Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.27 Overall Rank:475]
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2. Board Game: Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:145]
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3. Board Game: The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem and Nijmegen [Average Rating:8.17 Overall Rank:1661]
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4. Board Game: Wilderness War [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:594]
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5. Board Game: Friedrich [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:478]
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6. Board Game: Burma [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:2168]
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7. Board Game: FAB: The Bulge [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:1517]
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8. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:83]
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http://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/55966/middle-earth-poster-maps
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9. Board Game: Paul Koenig's D-Day: The American Beaches [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:8273]
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I took a bit of another approach as Nathan.

I made a map that shows the maps of the 5 games in the Paul Koenig's D-Day series on Google Maps.



It's also available in Google Maps (nice to zoom in and out): https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=209640792027070037080.0...
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10. Board Game: Phantom Fury [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:4416]
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The red rectangle is the Mosque in the game (in reality it is a boys school), a key strategic point in the game.

I have this one in a Google Map: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=209640792027070037080.0...
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11. Board Game: A Week In Hell: The Battle of Hue [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:4823]
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Unfortunately I made this once, but didn't save it in Google Maps.
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12. Board Game: Virgin Queen [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:462]
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13. Board Game: War of the States: Chickamauga & Chattanooga [Average Rating:5.47 Overall Rank:12808]
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14. Board Game: Fulda Gap [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:6658]
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I apologize for the rough work. I'll see if I can find a better image of the "Fulda Gap" map. I do think it's interesting to place this 1970s-era speculative conflict in the context of post-war Germany.
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15. Board Game: 1812: The Invasion of Canada [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:639]
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Interestingly, the lakes are a bit fatter on the game board than they are on Google Maps. Not sure if they've changed over the past 200 years or if they were exaggerated for gameplay or visual purposes, or if I just screwed up.
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16. Board Game: 1775: Rebellion [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:250]
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17. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1190]
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Was tricky to overlay it on Google Maps, but I gave it my best shot. whistle
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18. Board Game: Napoleon's Triumph [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:394]
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The guilty one. Amnese, when you suggested the creation of a GeekList, I didn´t fell that the idea was interesting enough for others. I WAS WRONG blush. Congratulations. Great work.



Note: I don´t know how to put the image bigger. Anyone?
EDIT: Needless to say. Got it. Thanks

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19. Board Game: Maria [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:255]
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I found this one an interesting case as it divides in two parts.
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20. Board Game: Strike of the Eagle [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:1373]
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21. Board Game: Raid on St. Nazaire [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1827]
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Here are overlays of this beautiful board on a current 1:25000 map and a Google Earth image:

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22. Board Game: RAF [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:1764]
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A nice strategic map.
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23. Board Game: Panzer Saint-Lo 1944 [Average Rating:6.70 Unranked]
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An epic battle of the Normandy Campaing

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24. Board Game: Storm over Arnhem [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:1593]
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Another AH classic; the area has been changed a lot when it was re-built after the war, but some connections are still visible.
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25. Board Game: Russian Civil War 1918-1922 (first edition) [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:4554]
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