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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 64 29.63%
Southeast Afghanistan around Kabul (Kabul, Wardak, Paktia to Paktika) 54 25.00%
South Afghanistan (Helmand, Uruzgan, Kandarhar, Zabul) 109 50.46%
The northern regions (Kunduz, Baglan, Samangan,Balkh) 47 21.76%
West Afghanistan (Herat, Farah and Nimrus) and east of Iran 40 18.52%
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:54 PM   #1
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Since the Afghanistan map was confirmed to be in the works I was wondering which area will make it into the map.

The whole of Afghanistan is fairly large compared to the existing maps and with the 500km square as a guess it can cover some very interesting grounds.

So what are your favorite areas and why?

Though I am sure they already have a plan I'd like to see what others think and maybe give ED some ideas, just in case there is still room to expand in the one or other direction.

What I can see as interesting focal areas is:

Nuristan, Kunar, Nangarhar provinces and northwest Pakistani border?

Or Helmand, Uruzgan, Kandarhar with the Green Zone and Dasht-e-margo?

The area around Kabul, Wardak, Paktia, down to the Paktika and western Pakistan border?

And of course the Kunduz, Baglan, Samangan provinces of the North?

Herat, Farah and Nimrus at the Iranian border I haven't heard much about, but maybe someone has interesting input on them as well?

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Old 07-29-2018, 01:39 AM   #2
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Well I guess most would want the area of operations of current US troops. and the core anti Taliban territories, BUT since TPG would center on a shooting war with Iran, maybe having the border of that country would give more flexibility on mission making, using allied bases on Afghanistan to attack Iran targets...

Now if a campaign would focus on the control of Afghanistan then I guess you need kabul there...
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Old 07-29-2018, 08:47 AM   #3
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I think the area of the map is already decided upon by the devs.
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Old 07-29-2018, 08:53 AM   #4
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I think the area of the map is already decided upon by the devs.
Well, that was the case for the Nevada Map,as well, until the constant requests for more airports resulted in additional areas getting some love/detail.

I am sure the "area" of the map is already fixed, but I am not so sure the area of detailed terrain vs. low detailed areas.

As I said in the first post: we may give the devs some thoughts were to put the area of interest and more details...
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:01 AM   #5
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I am not really familiar with Afghanistan but my vote would be the most mountainous region with a border and not too modern buildings. Would be nice to have an alternative believable theater for the warbirds, normandy is not mountainous enough for me
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I am not really familiar with Afghanistan but my vote would be the most mountainous region with a border.
That would be east Afghanistan with the Pakistani border, Nuristan, Kunar, Khowst etc. in the northeast with the Hindukush, I guess.
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Why not the west side next to Iran, Which a map we nearly have?
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I vote for East Afghanistan with the high mountains of the Hindukusch and the famous Tora Borah area and Bagram air base of course. But I would also love to get the Kunduz area in northern Afghanistan including Mazar e Sharif or southern Afghanistan with its infamous Helmand and Kandahar provinces and the big Kandahar air base. I'm not really interested in western Afghanistan though.
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Old 07-29-2018, 05:10 PM   #9
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DCS Maps are approx 1800 NM x 800 NM with detailed area around 400 x 400 NM.

Afghanistan is slightly smaller than the state of Texas, with a total area of 647,500 sq km (250,001 sq mi), extending 1,240 km (770 mi) NE–SW and 560 km (350 mi) SE–NW. Most of the country can be in the detailed area.
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Having served in Helmand Province I would love to see that area in the detailed portion of the map. It would be interesting to recreate some of the battles I was a part of from the aviation side.
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