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View Poll Results: Which region/provinces should the Afghanistan Map focus on?
East Afghanistan (Nuristan, Kunar, Nangarhar, Khowst) and Pakistan border 58 32.22%
Southeast Afghanistan around Kabul (Kabul, Wardak, Paktia to Paktika) 50 27.78%
South Afghanistan (Helmand, Uruzgan, Kandarhar, Zabul) 88 48.89%
The northern regions (Kunduz, Baglan, Samangan,Balkh) 39 21.67%
West Afghanistan (Herat, Farah and Nimrus) and east of Iran 30 16.67%
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:33 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by brianjmac View Post
With the size of the standard DCS detailed map area, I imagine the map would have to be heavily focused to the south and include parts of Pakistan in order to have the Arabian Sea/Gulf of Oman on the map which is a must for US Navy Tomcat and Hornet missions.
It looks to me that its going to be another "sealess" map

But then again the natural habitat of Su 25, A 10´s, Mirage 2k´s, hueys, gazzeles, Mi 8s and ka 50s´s. hopegfully some day Cobras and Hinds too...
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:45 PM   #52
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A lot would depend on the terrain, I think - in the interests of gameplay. (Sorry for using an ugly word )

Other than that there are many historical and fictional conflicts that are possible with the area. The Afghan war was a pretty major thing for the Soviet Union - also don't forget all the Russian players and the Russian equipment in the game. Conveniently Mi-24 is also coming out… ?

Depending on which conflict you choose, the equipment and operations will be very different. I'll have to check which valley was the scene of the most heated fighting in the 1980's war. But many battles are documented which can be very interesting for historical scenarios.
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:48 AM   #53
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The North-East provinces have the most spectacular mountains towering up to 7.5km. Would easily be the most stunning scenery to fly in. I wonder how the ED technology would scale in a year or two to make a large map like that. They've done a pretty nice job with Iran but this the same on steroids.

It depends on what major cities and borders you want. The whole of North is former Soviet states, Kabul to the East, Kandahar in South, Herat in North-West. Pakistan anywhere towards the South and Iran to the West. Climate/vegetation zones seem to be most varied in the North-East.

Also the direction of the NE-Kabul-East provinces had much fighting in the Soviet-Afghan war and there's some strategic locations like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panjshir_Valley Some sporadic fighting was in the South and West parts while the Mujahideen had more control in the center.
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