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acctingman1869 Inactive Member03 Aug 2015 10:14 a.m. PST

Does anyone sell aerial maps? Looking for both Hex and non-hex.

Not looking to make my own, but online vendors that make/sell them.


Sir Walter Rlyeh03 Aug 2015 11:46 a.m. PST

Major General Colt from Kelly's Heroes – Hey, did you LOSE my aerial photographs?

acctingman1869 Inactive Member03 Aug 2015 12:14 p.m. PST

How does this comment help exactly?

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2015 1:22 p.m. PST

I'd probably grab something from Google Earth and do it myself, but I believe TerraServer and MyTopo may sell printed maps.


Sir Walter Rlyeh03 Aug 2015 1:24 p.m. PST

Well it was the first thing that popped into my head and I was trying to be funny. Google Earth was previously discussed. There may have even been a Wargames Illustrated article on it.

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Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2015 2:23 p.m. PST

Quotes from Kelly's Heroes are always apropos. wink


Teppsta03 Aug 2015 4:14 p.m. PST

It's a beautiful bridge …

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2015 7:36 p.m. PST

What do you want maps of? Are you in the United States? If you are in the US, visit a depository library (usually a big university or big city library), and they will have copies of the US Army map series. These were issued by the Army in a big rush right after WWII, when they realized they might be called upon to fight in all sorts of places, like Europe and Africa. Since they were in a rush, the usual procedure was to start off with somebody else's map. My maps of Libya were based on 1936 Italian maps, modified by British experience in the early '40s and various aerial surveys. My Greek maps started out as Admiralty maps, again modified by what the US Army found out. The catch is that you have to hope the library has copier that can fit these maps.
If you are in Britain, I imagine older Admiralty maps would be available, if you ere willing to pay for copying.


acctingman1869 Inactive Member03 Aug 2015 10:01 p.m. PST

I'm thinking, after doing a little online searching, I don't need anything really elaborate.

The Axis & Allies maps look just fine. Print them out, and glue them to some foam board.

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