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NeonKnight
01-18-2010, 05:43 AM
So, I have been playing some Warhammer Fantasy Battles lately, and myself and three friends are starting a Warhammer campaign soon. The folks at Games Workshop puts out a product to assist in Campaigns called Might Empires, a set of paintable, interchangeable 3d map tiles.

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat1280001&prodId=prod1050157

To aid in my running of this campaign, I grabbed the images of the tiles of GW Website:

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?categoryId=cat190003&pIndex=2&aId=1300017&start=3

and created a symbol catalog for CC3 as seen below:

http://www3.telus.net/NeonKnight/ExampleMap.png

Steel General
01-18-2010, 09:49 AM
Seems pretty cool - not unlike the the map builder in Fantasy Wars that I used for a challenge map a few months ago.

torstan
01-18-2010, 09:51 AM
That looks very cool. Are all those symbols available on the GW site? They'd work really well in maptool I'm guessing.

NeonKnight
01-18-2010, 10:40 AM
Yes, the images were 'stolen' from the Site. The tiles themselves are approximately 2 inches in diamter (that's each tile), so strung out in a single line would be 48X2 or 8 Feet long (approximatey).

The Symbols were then converted by myself into CC3 symbols for use as a mapmaker for Campaign battles.

su_liam
01-18-2010, 04:30 PM
River Violation!!! Or a really long lake. Just kidding...
Nice hex map.

daemonblight
01-18-2010, 08:57 PM
I'd really like to use this in Maptools and CC3. Any chance of you making the CC3 or the image files available for download?

NeonKnight
01-18-2010, 11:04 PM
Yeah, no coastal tiles or river branch tiles in the default set.

NeonKnight
01-18-2010, 11:05 PM
I'd really like to use this in Maptools and CC3. Any chance of you making the CC3 or the image files available for download?

I could indeed.

LonewandererD
01-19-2010, 06:30 AM
I was just about to pick up a set of these to do the same thing, and to break the routine battles with my friends. Nice

-D-

NeonKnight
01-19-2010, 07:16 AM
Oh, we are still gonna use the tiles, gotta start painting them soon, but I thought a nice printable copy to plan out and view online would be nice too.

NeonKnight
01-19-2010, 11:21 AM
As promised here is a ZIP file of the Mighty Empire's PNGs

Simply follow the SUPER EASY CC3 instructions in the help file to create a symbol catalog.

daemonblight
01-19-2010, 06:49 PM
Most excellent, thank you. This will be very handy for my upcoming campaign: "Kill Everyone, Conquer Everything, Eat Pancakes."

hohum
04-08-2010, 06:19 PM
Wow, this is strange. I was working on a Mighty Empires project about the same time. I scanned all my old tiles from the old boxed set to recreate a hand copied version of a map I made back in '91 or '92.

NeonKnight
04-08-2010, 06:48 PM
Cool. Looks different, the cardboard versus the painted tiles.