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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 11:21 a.m. PST

I seem to remember years ago seeing Fantasy/SF games played with pictures of characters drawn as if seen from above.

What is the official name for that POV?



Project Vehemence27 May 2017 11:32 a.m. PST

Birdseye view?

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 11:39 a.m. PST

I always called it "top down" and that is the search term I use for Google.

Mako11 Inactive Member27 May 2017 11:41 a.m. PST

Gods-eye view?

rmcaras Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 11:49 a.m. PST

in drafting its called "top view"…in architecture/facility engineering its called "plan view"

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 12:15 p.m. PST

The Junior General (paper soldiers) calls'em top downs


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 12:47 p.m. PST

Thanks guys! Seems like "top down" is indeed the more commonly used term for what I was talking about:


When I started my search using different key words I came across this which, though not exactly top view, I still found to be very cleverly done:




Someone should try that for fighting big battles in LOTR and other themes.


45thdiv27 May 2017 1:03 p.m. PST

Wow, those paper units look nice. That pest was from 5 years ago. I wonder if any other ones were made?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

I'm really starting to like more and more the incredible simplicity of these paper blocks:







TMP link

And, as simple as his idea looks, it does seem to combine the best features of these two aspects:





cosmicbank27 May 2017 10:06 p.m. PST

The Blocks are great looking

Lion in the Stars28 May 2017 2:25 a.m. PST

Yeah, those blocks do look good! Might have to experiment with that for Napoleonics.

wardog28 May 2017 11:23 a.m. PST

guys down further on this page (can't link)
18 march 6mm paper armies thread ,would that be the same guy

Legion 428 May 2017 1:16 p.m. PST

Interesting concept …

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 10:02 p.m. PST

Very cool stuff, thanks for sharing.

Carpet General03 Jun 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

The Napoleonic stuff was something that I started but abandoned due to the difficulties of implementing cavalry or artillery units as blocks.


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