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DarkDracul
Posted: Saturday, February 7, 2015 4:32:25 PM
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General Map Guide

Updated for 2018-2019 Tournament Season

Special thanks to Flyingarrow for helping create this general map guide.
This guide is based on commonly expressed views within the Star Wars Miniatures community.
So please feel free to share your opinions on the various maps.
Hope it helps you choose a winning map for your squad! BlooMilk


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Effective August 26th 2018 - August 4th 2019


Restricted A (Criminal Underworlds)

Jabba's Palace (Adventurer’s Atlas)


Crime Lord’s Palace (Jedi Cartographer)


Gangster's Vault(Jedi Cartographer)


Cantina (Jedi Cartographer)


Restricted B (Administrative Facilities)
Royal Militia HQ (Adventurer’s Atlas)


Theed Palace (Adventurer’s Atlas)


Modular Base (Adventurer’s Atlas)


Freight Transit Station (JC)



Siege Maps: Speed of Play: Average, Favors:Non-Melee, Door control, Opponents w/ Scissors
*One side seems to have an advantage, better access to gambit or commander areas where the other does not.
*One half of the map has an enclosed structure and the other half is open and more vulnerable.
*Often features multiple doors and long “thread the needle” lines of sight.
Prime example of how knowing your map can be really advantageous.
Your opponents will normally always choose the “better” side.
So you become very familiar playing from the other side.
A false sense of security playing on the “better” side can spell disaster for a player.
These maps are also superb for scenario games.

Restricted Siege Maps: 1
Restricted D: Dark Academy (JC)
*Open Labyrinth qualities

Standard Siege Maps: 7
Cliff Side Citidel
Hall of Judgement
Korriban- “Massassi Temple”
Alien Warzone
Dxun Camp
Ice Fortress North
Outpost Oasis
Commander's Office (WotC)


Peninsula/ Road Maps: Speed of Play: Average, Favors:Stealth, Non-Melee
* Gambit is within a building or room.
* Building looks like a peninsula attached to either the north or south map edge.
* An east-west road or hallway runs north or just south of the gambit building.
These maps are well balanced and have safe set-up for either side.
Usually, a great map for shooters but does have options for melee.
You have to study these maps well to play rock or scissor squads on them.

Restricted Peninsula Maps:

Standard Peninsula Maps: 5
Starport District
Felucia
Taris Lower City
Outlaw City
Theed Palace


Roundabout maps: Speed of Play: Fast, Favors: Mobile Shooters & Movement Breakers
* A central pillar or structure "roundabout" inside the gambit zone offers safe gambit for at least Round 1.
* A circular intersection surrounds the gambit area, allowing full movement around map center.
* Structures North and South of the central island provide cover for shooters.
* East and West sides provide equally safe areas for commanders and access to gambit.
These maps are well balanced but you do need to be prepared with a set up plan.
You can usually get 1 round of gambit before your opponent comes roundabout after you.
Not terrible for melee. Has some safe squares for advancing your squad across the map.

Restricted Roundabout Maps:

Standard Roundabout Maps: 1
Commercial Spaceport
Bothan Spynet



Doughnut Maps: Speed of Play: Fast, Favors: Swarms, Non-Melee, some melee
* Has an enclosed gambit area "doughnut-hole" for collecting gambit safely.
* A circular intersection surrounds the gambit area, allowing full movement around map center.
* Structures North and South of the central island provide cover for shooters.
* East and West sides provide equally safe areas for commanders and access to gambit.
These maps are well balanced but you do need to be prepared with a set up plan.
Your approach to the center of the gambit filled doughnut can be very dangerous.
Some of these maps can be melee friendly, while others are a shooter merry-go-round.

Restricted Doughnut Maps:

Standard Doughnut Maps: 7
Simulation Deck
Tomb of the Acolytes
Peaceful City
Mos Eisley Residence
Modular Base
Mercenary Base
Swamp Caves


Closed Labyrinth Maps: Speed: Slow, Favors: Paper & Rock
*Gambit enclosed by a central chamber (closed) or partially "framed" by structures/ walls (open).
* Multiple doors and corridors leading to the central chamber.
* May have a few “thread the needle” long lines of sight.
* Typically both sides have safe lockable rooms for commanders.
Plan ahead for set up and navigating the corridors and doors on these maze-like maps.
"Closed" Labyrinths allow gambit collecting while "Open" Labyrinths have shooting lanes into gambit.
They are great maps for higher activation squads. Play as fast as you can, look out for shots from across the map and doors for locking out your opponent.

Restricted Closed Labyrinth Maps: 1
Restricted C: Rhen Var Citadel


Standard Closed Labyrinth Maps: 13
Throne Room
Mos Eisley Docking Bay
Star Forge
Outer Rim Fueling Station
Spicemines of Kessel
Remote Listening Post
Strike Force Carrier
Boarding Action
Ice Fortress South

Command Deck (MoM)
Asteroid Base
Mining Colony:Upper (MoM)
Off World Shipping Center

Open Labyrinth Maps: Speed: Slow, Favors: Swarms, High Activations, Scissors
*Gambit is partially "framed" by structures/ walls (open).
* Has some doors and corridors leading to the gambit zone.
* May have a few “thread the needle” long lines of sight.
* Typically both sides have safe lockable rooms for commanders.
Plan ahead for set up and navigating the corridors and doors on these maze-like maps.
"Open" Labyrinths usually have shooting/ strafing lanes through gambit.
They are great maps for swarm squads and Scissor squads as well.

Restricted Open Labyrinth Maps: 0

Standard Open Labyrinth Maps: 12
Off World Cargo Docks
Freight Transit Station
Black Pit Slums
Old Casino
Mos Eisley Marketplace
Exodus Class Cruiser
Off World Transport Facility
Security Deck
Residential District
Financial District
Business District
Imperial Plaza


Dividing Line Maps: Speed of Play: Average, Favors: None
* Typically both sides have safe lockable rooms for commanders.
* Multiple doors with interconnected rooms and corridors.
* Both sides have safe approaches to gambit.
* Gambit is split so that each side can be in gambit without being able to attack each other

Restricted Dividing Line Maps: 3
Restricted A The Vault *
Restricted B Cantina Map
Restricted B: Jabba's Palace


Standard Dividing Line Maps: 3
Sinkhole
Oceanic Facility
Hangar Deck


Arena Maps: Speed of Play: Fast, Favors: Scissors & Non-Melee
* a large open center "Arena" for combat with exposed gambit or structures for minor protection.
* multiple access points to the arena or center chamber.
* Long lines of sight across the map.
Your options for set-up and approaching the other side are limited on these maps.
They’re great for movement breakers and Scissor squads.
Learn the strafing lanes and lines of sight on these maps best you can.
Typically, after one player makes a mistake with their placement on these maps…it’s all down hill from there.

[b]Restricted Arena Maps: 3
Restricted A: Nightclub *Siege map qualities (WotC)
Restricted B: Rancor Pen
Restricted D: Great Library
*Roundabout map qualities

Standard Arena Maps:
8
Grand Plaza *Roundabout map qualities
Death Star *Open Labyrinth map qualities
Mos Eisley (Updated Version)
Power Regulation Chamber
Financial District
Commercial Spaceport
Rattatak Arena
Yavin Ruins *Open Labyrinth map qualities
FlyingArrow
Posted: Saturday, February 7, 2015 6:04:39 PM
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Great post. I would introduce one more pattern, splitting off and slightly redefining Labryinth by introducing "Dividing Line" as a category.

Labyrinth:
* Multiple doors with interconnected rooms and corridors leading to a central chamber.
* May have a few “thread the needle” long lines of sight.
* Typically both sides have safe lockable rooms for commanders.

Asteroid Base
Rhen Var Citadel
Off World Shipping Center

Dividing Line:
* Typically both sides have safe lockable rooms for commanders.
* Multiple doors with interconnected rooms and corridors.
* Both sides have safe approaches to gambit.
* Gambit is split so that each side can be in gambit without being able to attack each other

Cantina Map
Jabba's Palace
(Commander's Office could qualify here, but is more of a Siege map with the vulnerable right-side starting area.)
(The Vault fits in this category, which is probably why I wanted to split it off.)
(Other examples since this is a new category: Sinkhole, Oceanic Facility, Hangar Deck - sort of)
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Using those 7 categories, here is how I would classify each of the 21 Restricted maps (mostly agreeing with what you had):

Cloud City - Siege
Nightclub - ????????? - This is a tough one. Dividing Line, Siege, and Arena all partially apply. I'll call it Arena.
Theed Palace - Peninsula/Road
Peaceful City - Doughnut
Off World Shipping Center - Labyrinth
Off World Cargo Docks - A very crowded Arena. Almost crowded enough to call it Labyrinth instead, but not enough doors. Could go either way.
Great Library - Arena
Rancor Pen - Arena
Anchorhead - Peninsula/Road
Jabba's Palace - Dividing Line
Cantina Map - Dividing Line
Cliffside Citadel - Siege
Simulation Deck - Doughnut (but with some extra doors)
Starport District - Peninsula/Road
Commander's Office - Siege
Grand Plaza - Arena (maybe Labyrinth if you don't think the main room is big enough to call an Arena)
Rhen Var Citadel - Labyrinth
Asteroid Base - Labyrinth
Bothan Spynet - Roundabout
Command Deck - Labyrinth
Tomb of the Acolytes - Doughnut

Count for each category (out of 21 maps), and recognizing that classifications for several maps are debatable:
Siege: 3
Doughnut: 3
Roundabout: 1
Dividing Line: 2
Labyrinth: 4
Arena: 5
Peninsula/Road: 3
pegolego
Posted: Saturday, February 7, 2015 8:59:16 PM
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Excellent guide! ThumpUp

Can we have this stickied?

Cheers, man! Great job, and thanks! I'll be using this for reference often, I think. BlooMilk
Darth O
Posted: Sunday, February 8, 2015 12:04:39 AM
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This is a great resource for preparing for tournaments. Thanks for putting this together!
FlyingArrow
Posted: Sunday, February 8, 2015 9:44:20 PM
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I agree with the classifications and the speed, but I'm not sure I agree about how Rock/Paper/Scissors fits in. Scissors squads are often associated with gallop/strafe with a massive movement breaker, but that doesn't have to be the case. Furious Assaulting Cad, for example. And other deep strike squads (e.g. Embo) are Rocks instead of Scissors. Dr Daman's Raxus Prime Troopers favored Bothan Spynet, and that's a Paper squad. I guess it's just that there are a number of other important factors besides Rock/Paper/Scissors. Speed of your squad, how important your commanders are, etc. And within each map pattern, individual maps can still vary quite a bit. Under Doughnut maps, for example, Simulation Deck has pretty good commander protection while Tomb of the Acolytes has nearly none.

(Side note: I forgot that thing in the center of Desert Sanctum is a pit. That makes it a Doughnut map instead of Roundabout.)
DarkDracul
Posted: Monday, February 9, 2015 1:33:46 PM
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FlyingArrow wrote:
I agree with the classifications and the speed, but I'm not sure I agree about how Rock/Paper/Scissors fits in. Scissors squads are often associated with gallop/strafe with a massive movement breaker, but that doesn't have to be the case. Furious Assaulting Cad, for example. And other deep strike squads (e.g. Embo) are Rocks instead of Scissors. Dr Daman's Raxus Prime Troopers favored Bothan Spynet, and that's a Paper squad. I guess it's just that there are a number of other important factors besides Rock/Paper/Scissors. Speed of your squad, how important your commanders are, etc. And within each map pattern, individual maps can still vary quite a bit. Under Doughnut maps, for example, Simulation Deck has pretty good commander protection while Tomb of the Acolytes has nearly none.

(Side note: I forgot that thing in the center of Desert Sanctum is a pit. That makes it a Doughnut map instead of Roundabout.)

There is a feeling among players that certain squads can do better on different kinds of maps.
I'm just pulling from my personal experiences and things I've heard from other players to create a general opinion.
When I play Thon (Rock) on an Arena map it's his Scissors-like ability that benefits me not his being Rock.
Therefore, I would say Arena maps favor Scissors not Rock even though one can tear up an Arena with a Master Thon or Cad..

I think it's safe to say that roundabouts like Bothan Spynet favor (Paper) and movement breakers.
Simulation Deck and Tomb of the Acolytes are both balanced side to side and have a doughnut center.
Tomb is perhaps better for (Rock) and Simulation for (Paper). I don't think the Doughnut map pattern offers enough lanes or spots to be (Scissors) maps. I say Doughnut favors Rock because the ability to safely collect gambit and move around map center helps melee squads. of the best maps for melee.

I forgot to remove Desert Sanctum before, I think I'll just focus on Restricted and Standard maps. Let me know if I missed any. Thanks!

FlyingArrow
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015 8:39:20 PM
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You updated this to the new map lists with impressive speed.
DarkDracul
Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015 10:39:07 PM
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FlyingArrow wrote:
You updated this to the new map lists with impressive speed.

Thanks! I was just waiting for a map update to get started on this again.
Do you also think Mining Colony Upper Level is a Closed Labyrinth Map?
FlyingArrow
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:52:57 PM
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Yes I think closed labyrinth sounds right.
atmsalad
Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 4:15:33 PM
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I can't seam to find a link for pictures of the restricted map list. Would someone be able I post it here?
jak
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it's in the rules update for 2015 thread in General
FlyingArrow
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015 11:05:50 AM
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Kez's visual guide to the maps:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s5u8uvsrcov0ku3/MapList%20Restricted%20March%202015.pdf?dl=0

I'm surprised it doesn't have its own sticky thread here in the Map forum. But I'm putting it here for easier reference.
DarkDracul
Posted: Monday, May 2, 2016 5:01:53 PM
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Mostly Updated... will work on map descriptions later.
DarkDracul
Posted: Thursday, May 4, 2017 4:48:08 PM
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Updated for 2017

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DarthMaim
Posted: Friday, May 5, 2017 10:15:06 AM
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I have 9 of the 10 maps. I have lost/misplaced the "Imperial Plaza" map. Sad

Is this map still for sale somewhere? If so, can someone post the link here to purchase it? Thanks in advance
urbanjedi
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miniature market has them for sale currently

http://www.miniaturemarket.com/aaacifn1.html
FlyingArrow
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urbanjedi wrote:
miniature market has them for sale currently

http://www.miniaturemarket.com/aaacifn1.html


Ice Fortress North (the other side) is also a good map. Maybe not Restricted-worthy (starting zones are kind of Strafe-vulnerable), but I've had some good skirmishes on that map.

Not as big a fan of Ice Fortress South.
DarthMaim
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Awesome! Placed my order. I should have it in a week or 2. Thanks gentlemen!
jak
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HELP

can we get the pictures back upConfused

TimmerB123
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Apologize in advance - it's just photos of my laminated maps. Not the best way to show them, but it's better than nothing.


Imperial Plaza


Dark Academy


Cloud City


Command Deck


Outlaw City
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