What makes a good RTS map? My thought process on making fun engagements.

Hello any and all who read this. This is my first blog post, it will be informal, probably unprofessional and highly likely to be the first of many. This blog will use terminology used in the Dawn of War community and the Warhammer 40k lore. This first blog is dedicated to how I process making a multiplayer map for one of my all-time favourite games Dawn of War 1. I only use the Mission Editor tool for the map (which can be found here) and I use Gimp 2 to make the .tga files needed for the minimap and icon. So lets get started. The first thing I need for a map is an idea. I want to know the story of where I am, what I'm fighting over and how I can beat my opponent. So lets take my most popul