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timallen
05-31-2010, 09:16 PM
Hi all.

I just finished up this project for VPG and thought I would share the results with you.

This first image was created by the designer of "Ancient Battles Deluxe" as part of a Do Your Own scenario he wanted to make up. I really liked it and said I would try to use it as a template and punch it up a notch in Photoshop. The map was to be two 11x17 sheets, which is why you are only seeing half of the completed map.

timallen
05-31-2010, 09:19 PM
And here is my final copy of the new, improved map.

If I was doing for myself, I would not have used such large hex numbers, but thats the way they wanted it. The final size will be 22x17 or two 11x17 sheets.

timallen
05-31-2010, 09:27 PM
They also asked me to develop the hex-tiles that will come with the game. The idea is they will be punched out and you can lay them out to re-create any battle you want. I must admit these were a major pain for me to make up, as I had never done anything like it before. I"m still not really happy with the results, but the designer and publisher seem to be, and I"m tried of tweaking them!

pasis
06-01-2010, 03:12 AM
I really like the border of you improved version. Repped

tilt
06-01-2010, 05:49 AM
looks good, have some rep from me too :)
I like the idea of building your own map - but you'll have to play carefully to avoid scooting things around. They should print this on thin metal and with magnetic pieces - THAT would be cool ... and a bit heavy *lol*

timallen
06-01-2010, 09:49 AM
Ooooo....but you could mount it on your wall then! I'd make the game a bit pricey tho.

On a related note, about 20 years ago I actually bought a set of little magnetic clips that you could insert 1/2 inch wargame counters into. I took those and placed a game map onto part of an old mental shelf I had. Presto! A game that will never be destroyed by the cat! Unfortunately, those little holders sometimes left marks on the counters when you where trying to slip them in and out, so I never used them much.

ravells
06-01-2010, 10:03 AM
Or i guess you could put a sheet of perspex over the board once you'd put the tiles down. Nice work, timallen! Really great to see the boardgame section becoming more active.
best
Ravs

DevinNight
06-01-2010, 10:34 AM
Nice job, the finished board with the border illustrations and rules looks really good.