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afilter28 Sep 2017 10:23 a.m. PST

Started our second playtest last night in preparation for upcoming convention in OCT.

Short write-up and pics are located here.


The mat is from Cigar Box and figs are 10mm (Good Ground, GHQ and Perrin). Added foam hills under the mat and woodland scenic trees. I have a few 3D buildings (6mm to match ground scale) and plan to complete the rest using paper terrain if time permits before the October event.

Plan to finish this battle next week.

ArkieGamer28 Sep 2017 10:47 a.m. PST

Looks great!

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 11:02 a.m. PST

Agree, looks good.

PJ ONeill28 Sep 2017 1:04 p.m. PST

Nice setup. Did you do anything to the fire and movement ranges to take into account the different ground scales between F&F and the CB mats ?

afilter28 Sep 2017 2:10 p.m. PST

PJ ONeill,

No changes the ground scale is close enough and it still looks good. Once I determined the Confederate Artillery on Herr Ridge can still range Seminary ridge I decided it was good.

I did adjust the entry points on the map though as map covers more area to the north and less to the South. Very minimal though and works well. Just means some Confederate units appear out of thin air and delayed some of the XI CORPS by a turn to account for them starting in Town.

takeda33328 Sep 2017 5:50 p.m. PST

Looks really nice.

madcam2us29 Sep 2017 4:08 a.m. PST

Looks fantastic…

Just wish Cigar Box would do their wonderful Gettysburg maps in JRII/III scale 1":50yrds….

I asked if they would special order but alas no… Need a bunch more people pushing them and then perhaps it would be viable….


PJ ONeill29 Sep 2017 7:55 a.m. PST

mad- If the CBB mats, at 80-100 yds/inch can handle a game with 65 yds/inch (F&F), it would only take a small adjustment of movement and weapon ranges to handle JRIII at 50 yds/in or JRII at 40 yds/in.
Also, I don't think the mats can be printed wider than 5ft. I may be wrong.

donlowry29 Sep 2017 8:40 a.m. PST

Beautiful terrain!

afilter29 Sep 2017 9:56 a.m. PST

Madcam, I noticed they do some smaller and larger scales. I suppose they could blow it up you just would not get as much terrain on a single mat. I guess it is all about demand. The mats they have done a exact prints of the scenarios in the osprey books, so osprey may have backed the project. My guess is it is somewhat cost prohibitive to print a new map or even a different scale without a certain amount of guaranteed sales hence the recent kickstarter.

On a positive note CBB did share my post, so hopefully it generates interest and I did hear they are working on Bull Run.

I mats I own are straight out of the across the Deadly field book….I wish they would do the rest of Gettysburg, would love to have the full battlefield then make the 3D hills like I have done for 1st Day.

Aspern1809 Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 7:28 p.m. PST

Great job! Really looks fantastic!

takeda33301 Oct 2017 8:12 a.m. PST

Simply superb…….nice to see that mat in action….great units

afilter04 Oct 2017 10:26 p.m. PST

Completed our playtest tonight. This is one of the games I will be running at ROCKCON in a couple of weeks.

Final report of the action with a ton of pics.


Stew art Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2017 10:29 a.m. PST

looks good! hope the game goes well at the con.

thanks for posting!

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