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Written by Matt Clyburn   
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 03:37

NorbSoftDev is very excited to announce the addition of three new map makers to the team. You may know them as Davinci, 2nd Texas Infantry, and Crikey.

This is a special map team that will be free to create any map they want, as long as it is not planned for a future release. This leaves practically endless possibilities with the hundreds of civil war battles, fictional maps, and even other wars. These maps will be released to the community free of charge for your enjoyment.

Please join me in welcoming these talented map makers to the team.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:09
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago by Mazikainen #39322
I think the table was 160 cm * 240 cm. I didn't get as much of the field as I had hoped, but at least there's plenty of elbow room around Henry Hill to manoeuvre. I don't like wargame scenarios which enforce the historical setup so close to the enemy that the die is already cast when the players start moving. Bull Run offered a good chance to just stick to the reinforcement schedule and let players find their own lines of advance. It helped that I was the only one who had read into the battle in detail so I just smiled enigmatically as the players sent whole divisions to entirely different routes than their historical counterparts. It was effective too, as the Union won the day that time.

The figure scale is 1:20, a 10-man stand equals 200 men on the field. The groundscale is 60 yards to one inch. The unit labels denote the brigade and the command it belongs to, as well as the strength of tha brigade in x/y/z form. The x value is the starting number of stands in the brigade. When the brigade loses stands to y, it counts as "worn" and "spent" in z. So the number of stands in a brigade represents not only the number of troops still in line, but also the overall effectiveness level. Simple and quick.
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago by Chamberlain #39295
Hey Mazikainen,

Wow !!! Love it !

Very...Very.. Impressive !!

What is the size of the table ?

Liked the way there are cards/labels for the units under their stands......

Thanks for sharing !!

Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago by Mazikainen #39293
The url is right but I botched up the link. It works now.
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago by born2see #39290

The link is not working for me.

Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago by Mazikainen #39287
I wouldn't say the current SOW maps are that realistic looking. The stuff brewing in the mods section is a different thing however. I'm eagerly waiting to play on those.

I think my taste in the terrain palette comes from tabletop wargaming where it's good to be able to distinguish between terrain types easily. Here's some battle of bull run pictures from the game I hosted last summer:http://mazikainen.blogspot.com/2011/07/battle-of-bull-run-1861-2011.html

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