Human Space, 3950AD

Science Fiction Setting – 3950 AD, WIP#5/Revised Map

The year is 3950. The Terran Federation and the Empire are at war…

I’ve spent most of the morning pushing my timeline ahead. The two superpowers meet just before 3950, so I decided that 3950 is a great year for the “here and now” of this setting. The TF-Imperial war has just started; the Empire lost Camelot and Avalon (and surrounding space) to the Terran Federation’s first major offensive.

Human Space, 3950AD
Human Space, 3950AD

There were various minor changes to this map since the “finished” map I posted months ago; most notably both Federation and Empire are smaller than they were. I’ve left a white dashed border on the map to mark the maximum extent of human colonization of the Orion Spur. I will add a number of smaller nations in this volume in the future, just to mix things up a little.

I’ve also corrected a few very minor errors – and I’ve updated the Seals in the lower right corner to match the new designs.

Some detail views:

3950AD: Empire
3950AD: Empire

In addition to border changes, Empire now uses a reddish color for its border.

3950AD: The Terran federation
3950AD: The Terran federation

The Terran Federation lost a lot of territory as well, but clearly remains the largest nation. It now uses a blueish border color.

3950AD: Thousand Worlds
3950AD: Thousand Worlds

The Thousand Worlds’ territory is now slightly different, matching the color intensity of the background for a more naturalistic look.

3950AD: The Sword-Worlds
3950AD: The Sword-Worlds

The Sword-Worlds are now considered a nation (they’re a loose alliance, really). Border color recycled from Thousand Worlds because I am color blind and find it hard to find colors that contrast well with the background – The Thousand Worlds and The Sword-Worlds are not allied.

3950AD: Hmmm
3950AD: Hmmm

Hmmm. I think they are trying to tell us something.

3950AD: Anchorage
3950AD: Anchorage

Anchorage sits innocently in the Wilds.

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  1. This looks fantastic. Well done! My only suggestion would be to make the Empire border redder. As it is now it’s a bit orange and it doesn’t pop against the background as much as the light blue of the TF border. I can still picture Tigh and Adama with this map spread out in the CIC scooting little Raptor and Viper models around on it 🙂

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