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Lsutehall27 Jan 2014 12:06 p.m. PST

One of my goals for the year is to play some 6mm games using Dirtside 2. However, while I build up armies and terrain I thought I'd have a go with the ruleset via some kind of wargames emulator on the pc.

Can anyone suggest something suitable?

I've had a very quick look through the Vassal wiki, but couldn't seem to see anything that looked right.

Cherno27 Jan 2014 12:38 p.m. PST

I like Maptools, it's free and very powerful, if not that user-friendly but if you like customizing everything to suit your needs it's the best program there is. Actually, if all you need is displaying you units top-down and maybe give them a small icon if they have activated, as well as basic movement and range measurements then you can do this in 5 minutes as well.


Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut27 Jan 2014 1:38 p.m. PST

I would count the monitor as an impassable obstacle, and the keyboard as rough terrain of some sort. The mouse could easily represent a command center or even a small arcology. CD-ROMs make good landing platforms.

Cherno27 Jan 2014 1:43 p.m. PST

^^Good one
Coffee stains on the desktop tend to be sticky so I'd treat them as swamp terrain.

Ethanjt2127 Jan 2014 3:10 p.m. PST

I like Battle Chronicler, it's a bit of a learning curve but it's worth it.

Who asked this joker28 Jan 2014 12:52 p.m. PST

I would use Vassal. You have to be ready to do some configuration and drawing of the top down units.

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