Part of my bot stuff has included modeling, mapping and..... vehicles..... animated ones, like tanks and jeeps. Air support for empires has always been a long running joke. I'm going to see if I can end that. Both teams already have air ships, they just need some detail work to compile a piloted ship. With Steam engine limitations, jets and such are not part of my goal. I'm imagining more like helicopter flight. I don't believe most current maps would be good fit for such ships though, too small or the terrain isn't compatible. So I have two ideas for maps that might be a better fit. First is "archipelago".... Large-ish map mostly water with a string of islands that must be capped and built on. Some smaller, some bigger. Smaller tanks might defend an island, but infantry and vehicles can't reach the others. Bring in the airships. Second is "himalayas".... Tall mountainous terrain. Again not passable by normal vehicles though some tunneling for infantry might be good. In both map cases, I see one of the current vehicles being temporarily replaced in the research tree with airship. Probably easier coding for a temp replacement instead of a whole new branch on the tree. Any thoughts?