Friday, 12 February 2021

1985: Sacred Oil - More Maps

With The Dogs of War offensive now ending, work on 1985: Sacred Oil is restarting!

Three of the six maps are almost finished, even though several details are still provisional (exact colours, map junctions and more). I must say I'm very happy with the result.

The Persian Gulf area has several distinctive geographical features, so new terrain types have been added:

  • Iranian Highlands: Broken terrain, with little or no roads and a 2000+ meters altitude
  • Desert: this covers sandy desert, rocky desert and the salt desert found in several Iranian areas.
Mountain roads are another interesting aspect: Alexis Seydoux, who visited Iran more than 20 times and knows it better than a Guard of the Revolution, pointed out that several major roads are actually only slightly better than mule trails when crossing the highest mountain passes. Consequently, some roads will abruptly end exactly when they are more needed :)

Here's the three completed maps together, and a more detailed view of the Shiraz area on Map J (with some development labels still on it).

Maps F, H and J (Open Link in a new Tab for full resolution)

Bushehr - Shiraz Area Detail