Geographical Analogues

Warhammer World satellite mapThe geography of the Warhammer World is loosely based on our Earth’s, from a 15th century European point of view. This means the distorted large size of Europe in old maps reflects the size that the Old World really is. This comparison is useful for getting a rough sense of where everything is, as well as of cultural differences, but is not always very accurate and reliable.

The order is a bit random for now, but is roughly in descending order of size.

Warhammer Place Real World Equivalent Key Differences
The Old World Europe Exaggerated size
The Southlands (Sub-Saharan) Africa
Naggaroth North America
Lustria South America
Cathay China Exaggerated smallness
Ind India Exaggerated smallness
The Dark Lands and Ogre Kingdoms Central and Western Asia
Nippon Japan Exaggerated size
Araby North/Saharan Africa Usually excludes Nehekara, extends further South
Nehekara Egypt Extends further South
The Empire The Holy Roman Empire Exaggerated size, has existed for over 2,500 years
Bretonnia France Also home to Arthurian knights
The Wasteland The Netherlands
Kislev 15th century Russia Also has Polish and other influences
Norsca Scandinavia Weird shape
The Border Princes Sort of kind of the Balkans and Asia Minor Physically the worst analogue
Estalia Spain
Tilea Italy
Albion Great Britain Missing bits, simpler shape
The Badlands The Middle East
Ulthuan Lost continent of Atlantis Isn’t completely fictional
The Northern Wastes The Arctic
The Southern Wastes The Antarctic
Khuresh South-East Asia Exaggerated size
Elithis Australia Exaggerated smallness
Nuln Ulm
The Reik River The Rhine
Remas Rome
The Moot The Shire More German than Welsh
Sylvania Transylvania
Marienburg Amsterdam

Geographical Analogues

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