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Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #1

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A quick update on the two I'm involved with:

LBH/1876 Campaign.
A joint project with Mark Tewes. Two great bespoke maps from Mark for Rosebud and Little Bighorn, plus lots of excellent sprites from Pom. Focus is currently on the bespoke scenario generator. This is not straightforward, and design and testing for it is likely to extend into August. Possible September release?

ACW Flags & sprites. Will feature historical scenarios on 3 smaller battles in the Indian Territory in 1862-3. Includes a lovely map of Honey Springs from Mark T, plenty more terrific HD sprites from Pom, and some bespoke flags from RebBugler. Possibly September too.

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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #2

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Reno.png


Reno's battalion in a spot of bother at the Indian village.......

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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #3

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Excellent, Can you post some close up views of the Indians?

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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #4

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A partially-uniformed Union Indian Home Guard regiment in Arkansas in the autumn of 1862.........

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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #5

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Davinci wrote:
Excellent, Can you post some close up views of the Indians?

davinci


I'll see if I can find something Da, but I'm not around for next few days, and running out of time........

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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #6

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Martin James wrote:
I'll see if I can find something Da, but I'm not around for next few days, and running out of time........

NO, take your time, "Enjoy Life", post some when "You" return!

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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #7

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You've always been such a helpful modder, Da, I can deny you nothing.

Here are some Cheyenne at the Rosebud.......

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All kudos to sweet Pom of course.

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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #8

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Looking fantastic. Pom's work is always wonderful.
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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #9

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WOW!

Looks Great!

The Toolbar probably needs to be restructured for the Indians.

Thanks for the updated photos.

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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #10

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You said it D WOW!

Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #11

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The Toolbar probably needs to be restructured for the Indians.


Given how long Martin has been working on this mod, I know he's covered that already... probably several times over
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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #12

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Well done on the painted horses Martin .... that's an important detail.

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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #13

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Looking real good Martin !

Outstanding job with the detail...

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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #14

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So looking forward to this mod. A truly fantastic piece of work guys and a really great subject/historical event to cover Those sprites look incredible and looking forward to seeing a bit of Montana. Zeke

PS - Just finished researching the nearby Adwalton Moor 1643 and Marsden Moor 1644 battlefields I'm praying that one day someone will get around to doing either the English Civil war or perhaps re-do the American war of independence (last attempt was good but just too buggy unfortunately) - OOBs ready for "SOWG-ing"
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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #15

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or perhaps re-do the American war of independence


I would love this. The battles would be mere skirmishes compared to ACW standards, but that would be a good thing for many players. I've always wanted to make a Cowpens map, or Musgrove Mills--both battlefields practically in my back yard.

And those Cheyenne sprites look amazing! Excellent work..
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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #16

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Thanks to all for the comments. Martin is passionate about the Little Big Horn so it was nice to be able to add my bit. Mark's maps for LBH and the ACW mod are outstanding, you'll know fear when you come over a rise and see a war party 20 yards away.

I with you Zeke, I'd love to see an English Civil War mod, but I don't see how we can get the right formations or tactics for it to be accurate enough for us.

As for the American Revolution, I have an unfinished mod for WL which got pushed back when Martin lured me to LBH. Don't when I'll get it finished as committed to a couple of other projects now. Hers's some screens of the revolutionaries.

SOWWL1.jpg


SOWWL2.jpg


SOWWL3.jpg


SOWWL4.jpg


I've only the artillery and supply wagons to do. When I get back to it I'll get in touch, If that's ok, and we can share info.

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Edit... Thanks LP, make those maps.
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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #17

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They look incredible Pom If you need any help OOB wise ect let me know.

In the mean time I'm looking forward for charging Indian Warbands!
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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #18

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Plaudits for you Martin for a great idea for a mod - I think this will attract quite a few new players to the game.
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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #19

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They look incredible Pom If you need any help OOB wise ect let me know.

In the mean time I'm looking forward for charging Indian Warbands!


Thank you Zeke, I'll take you up on your offer when I get back to it.

Plaudits for you Martin for a great idea for a mod - I think this will attract quite a few new players to the game.


A great idea that gives a very different game experience.

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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #20

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I can attest after several test playings that Martin's LBH mod is a pretty cruel experience! He has rated the troop behaviours very close to what the revisionist history shows was probably the case so that US cavalry companies can be overwhelmed easily by mass Indian mounted or dismounted attacks if they get isolated. The US player(s) really need to keep concentrated and be co-ordinated. Doing a Custer and splitting your forces up into ever smaller battalions out of support of each other is asking for defeat.

The US forces also have large and very slow but vital ammunition mule trains to move about which hampers their ability to rapidly search the terrain for Indian villages. Cavalry companies will burn through their ammo at a frightening rate in combat and without pack mule resupply they can be in trouble so the US player is presented with a real dilemma of having to search for an Indian village or force while being tied down to a very slow moving pack train.

This mod works very much better in HITS mode. A raised camera viewpoint takes away almost all the fear and tension. In HITS mode it can be trouser-changingly exciting!
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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 2 months, 2 weeks ago #21

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I agree completly with you Saddletank. The only way to really get the full benefit of all the different elements that Martin has put in, and Mark's amazing map is to play in HITS.

And don't think it's just Custer and the Little Big Horn that's in there. Martin has put in enough to give the player a lot of options for different scenarios.

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Re: Forthcoming GB mods 1 month, 1 week ago #22

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A further update on the two Mods I'm involved with:

LBH/1876 Campaign. This one is very much a joint project with Mark T. It includes 2 great bespoke maps from Mark for Rosebud and Little Bighorn, plus lots of excellent sprites from Pom. Progress has been delayed due to our various holidays, but we are now both back in harness, so work on the bespoke scenario generator will commence shortly. This will mainly be done by Mark (as frankly I'm not up to it!), but will involve some preliminary work from me on a master OOB. We will then both need to intensively test it before release.

ACW Flags & sprites. Will feature historical scenarios on 3 smaller battles in the Indian Territory in 1862-3, and possibly a couple of other larger Arkansas battles too. Includes a lovely map of Honey Springs from Mark T, plenty more terrific HD sprites from Pom, and some bespoke flags from RebBugler for the Confederate Indian troops. Will also include several sandbox OOBs to showcase the new sprites. This one is near completion.

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