[size=2]Schmalfelden - Germany Map[/size]
announced in the BI forums he is working on a new map for Arma.
A map based on the actual area around Schmalfelden, Germany located just west of Rothenburg o.d. Tauber and south of Wuerzburg where I was stationed with the US Army 1985-88.
Apart from my desire to fight on "real" terrain, I selected this area out of my map collection because it is great "tank country". Low rolling ridges with open farmland broken by forests. This area has very small farming communities scattered every few km's. Their small size should hopefully "help" the AI.
Sorry, no airfield. Too small to do much flying anyway, although I enough buzzing around in a helicopter.
The map is not an "island" so there will be the issue with distortion of the satellite image past the edge of the map. The map size is 5 km x 5 km.
Although it may appear to be "flat" when flying over it, the area is hardly so, and offers good hull-down positions for AFVs. The contours on this image are at 1 meter. The "mess" in center left is a quarry.
The road net is dense - typical of Germany. Orange lines are paved roads. I have "downgraded" most of the farm lanes to gravel or dirt. Actually most have light duty asphalt paving in Germany, but I thought it a bit "much", especially since the buildings provided in ArmA make everything have a Second World look about them - hardly prosperous enough to be paving farm lanes.