Britannia is a fun game, but the detail is a bit lacking as a basis for a campaign map. So I went over to boardgamegeek.com and did some judicious searching. Turns out issue #11 of Wargamer Magazine included a game about Simon de Montfort and the unpleasantness between him and Henry III. Someone was kind enough to scan in the map, which cropped to the area I care about ends up looking more like this:
Click to get a better view. There's a little more Wales than I wanted on this map, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I wouldn't have minded a large area that incorporated more of the English Channel, the Channel Islands, a little Normandy and the Isles of Scilly but there absolutely nothing preventing the occasional venture off-map. Sea travel should be mysterious and perilous anyway.
Things I have yet to do to get this map fully operational:
- Finish re-labeling stuff to fit Thomas Hardy's Wessex stories and/or new made-up names.
- Figure out a labeling scheme for the hexes. I'm thinking the bottom left hex is N1 and the upper right partial hex is A20.
- Stock hexes. Given that they're obviously bigger than 5 miles across I may have to develop a new format.
- Figure out what the crap the scale is.