Map in the works

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Map in the works

Unread post by carrion » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:10 pm

Can you guess what this is, will give updates as it develops. It is a work in progress starting out with the basic design, now I'm adding the layout of roads and paths to see how it goes together. Will be adding vegetation, forests and cities.

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Unread post by Centurion » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:27 pm

One of the D-Day beaches around Caen or Iwo Jima.
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Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:57 pm

East coast of Italy?
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Unread post by carrion » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:27 am

Well I guess it wasn't that hard to guess. It will be a map of Iwo Jima. The map will be 12 map sections, each map will be the standard 3" hex that are out now but each hex represents 200 meters instead of the standard 100. Still working out some of the kinks but progressing rather slowly...

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Unread post by RichtervonManthofen » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:25 am

If you increase the hex size, do you adjust the speed and range of the units attacks too?

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Re: Map in the works

Unread post by carrion » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:17 pm

RichtervonManthofen wrote:If you increase the hex size, do you adjust the speed and range of the units attacks too?
Haven't really worked out all the details yet. One reason I made it 200meters is that 100meters was going to be way to big. With 200meters people could if they wanted to could just basically cut the ranges in half if they choose to. Other then that the map is really just another map people could play on, when it gets done that is :-)

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Unread post by Bean965 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:18 pm

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RichtervonManthofen wrote:If you increase the hex size, do you adjust the speed and range of the units attacks too?
Haven't really worked out all the details yet. One reason I made it 200meters is that 100meters was going to be way to big. With 200meters people could if they wanted to could just basically cut the ranges in half if they choose to. Other then that the map is really just another map people could play on, when it gets done that is :-)
Oh carrion, my friend, be careful - doubling hex size is squirmy can of worms! I speak from experience.

When I was writing my Battalion Commander rule set for battalion-sized AAM battles I experimented with a system like that in an effort to have larger battles, both geographically and in terms of the size of military groups engaging each other.

The problem that comes up is not range, it's speed. How do you deal with odd numbered speeds, especially infantry with a speed of one? It gets sticky. I tried using a system of marking units with counters - move in, mark with a "moving through counter" skip a turn, remove counter and move out. It "worked" but killed the AAM beer-and-pretzels flow.

I recommend just fudging it in the spirit of your "the map is another map people could play on" comment.
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Unread post by FieldMarshall Ober » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:20 pm

Ive always been a fan of your maps and can't wait to see the finished project. I don't play pacific theater battles but I can appreciate a good map.

As you know I did a rather large Stalingrad map where one hex = 300m and it didn't cause any significant range problems or imbalances in gameplay. In fact the hex scale never entered into game play in any negative way. We just simply played it like any other map and had tons of fun boot.

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Re: Map in the works

Unread post by carrion » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:27 pm

Here is a quick update of what I have working on slowly
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and another
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a little guide
-trees are well forest
-the greener bushes will be brush
-the darker will be considered clear and the paths will be more pronounced, later.
Also hexes on the second image are not set to scale yet, more of a this is how the hexes will look visually.

comments always welcome.
Seems much darker uploaded, but it is only an update so...

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