Nice start... and I am very interested to see how you are going to handle a map like this.
Heres my first WIP. I'm working on the ground texture. No buildings as of now but I'll get there. I'm currently on the cobbled areas. There will be a lot of different land layers for different textures, working with a new style and it takes some trial and error.
I'll put in grass (the green is just placeholder), cobbles, sand, dirt, mud and gravel if i can get the textures right.
It's a map of Carlsborgs fortress, the reserve capital of Sweden. It was built between 1819 and 1909, and I'll make the map from 1890, right after the big building reform (due to the long range artillery demonstrated in the franco-preussian war of '71). I have some research to do to find out what buildings were in place at the time, but I've got all the material.
/Hoel -certified historical guide at Carlsborg
Right now I'm banging my head coz I forgot the main entrance on the heightmap. Back 12 steps right there
Ok. a cobblestone layer done. Looks nice, will work great with my gravel.
Last update tonight.
Grass, gravel and sand layers added. Starting to look nice. Will take a stab at the buildings next.
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Last edited by Hoel; 01-07-2009 at 11:41 AM.
Looking good, I'm liking the progress so far! I can't wait to see what you do with the buildings and the labeling to know what each specifically are. Maps of real places are great teaching devices of those locations.
The great teaching map, with arrows and little soldiers...
I'll se what i can put together. I'll mark the gates and main buildings. Maybe the major fortification features. I'll do one in english for the forum. It is a quite special kind of fortress, but the land front makes a good example of the new german school
This is coming along nicely.
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Good start Hoel, can you remove the latest wip tag from the keywords section and put the same text in at the end of your post just before your latest wip image attachment that you want the thumbnail page to show. Your thumbnail is showing just the first image otherwise. You can check previous months to see the normal way to do it.
I put the wip tag in the tag section when i started the post. Now i can't seem to remove it.