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Personal logo Schmitt Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2016 10:39 a.m. PST

Just trying to get an idea of what is out there aside from Berthier. Would also be interested in knowing of any software that allows the editing of a digital map (aside from Adobe products).

Thanks mucho…

Rob

womble67 Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2016 1:35 a.m. PST

My list of Useful Wargaming Software Links. hope it helps.

Take care

Andy

Personal logo Schmitt Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2016 9:17 a.m. PST

It more than helps Andy, it inspires!

Thanks again…

Rob

womble67 Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2016 3:37 p.m. PST

No problem glad i could help

Take care

Andy

Steve64 Inactive Member12 Nov 2016 10:53 a.m. PST

What period are you looking at doing your campaign in ?

For straight out digital maps, I just use one of the overlay managers that sit on top of Google Maps / OpenStreet Map.

There is https://www.mapbox.com you can use there "pirate map" mode to create really excellent period flavour maps if you want.

There is also maps.stamen.com which has some excellent terrain relief overlays, and watercolor painting maps, where the tiles are generated on the fly to look like a painting or a real map.


For map / campaign management though, heres one I cooked up earlier that runs on ipad / android / browser, for Napoleonic gaming :

Allows for realistic ground scales, based on your figure and basing conventions, and then takes it from there to run a tabletop game.

Map view from a player's iphone, and an android handset as well :


The map integrates back to a full OOB editor, which includes all the usual stuff for each Corps, down to the Battalion level :

On the maps again, you can specify Objectives, which each get a label on the map, and they have a Victory Point setting .. like this :


And you can specify which "side of the table" each player is on, so all the map features get flipped upside down when viewed by the opposite player.

eg. here is a view from 2 different users on an iPad, one running the French (Red Force), and the other the Prussians (Blue Force)



Same map .. but flipped depending on which player is looking at it.

There is a lot more in there beyond the map side of things, including command and control, and a tabletop combat system as well.

Personal logo Ironwolf Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 4:24 a.m. PST

Steve64,
Can you provide a link on your Action Front app??

Quick question, can player(s) move commands on the map interface, and once they run into each other, the players then set the battle up on the tabletop?

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