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WarEmblem18 Jul 2020 8:34 p.m. PST

Can anyone recommend an easy to use online map making utility? I've taken a look at several fantasy map-generators but they aren't quite what I'm looking for when designing maps for wargaming scenarios. I'm looking for something that will allow me to draw up battles in the vein of Chandler's Campaigns of Napoleon.

Major Mike19 Jul 2020 4:14 a.m. PST

Revisit this topic that covers some ready made maps. I'm currently using the Poland map for a Napoleonic Campaign using Bloody Big Battles. TMP link

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Jul 2020 7:46 a.m. PST

BattleChronicler is free and easy but you have to download it to a PC. More oriented toward skirmish level but I have used it for more grand tactical maps. Comes with loads of ready made terrain and you can add your own from just pictures.

emckinney19 Jul 2020 9:38 a.m. PST

How do you intend to use the maps? To play on? To do AARs?

Stryderg19 Jul 2020 1:43 p.m. PST

hex based maps online:

Links to maping resources:

But Batlle Chronicler looks like it may fit what you are looking for:

WarEmblem19 Jul 2020 7:01 p.m. PST

Emckinny – AAR and scenario handouts

Stryderg – thank you for the links. I'll take a look at the mapping resources.

I'm using a Chromebook atm so a download program such as Battle Chronicler won't work.

emckinney19 Jul 2020 9:21 p.m. PST

This is completely different, online, and free. Of course, you can only use it for real-world locations because you're drawing on top of Google Maps! (Or satellite view, I believe.)

emckinney19 Jul 2020 9:24 p.m. PST

Also, France has an official online map that's simply amazing. Shoot screenshots and then draw over it in Google Slides.

WarEmblem19 Jul 2020 10:15 p.m. PST

Wow – is amazing!! Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP17 May 2021 9:45 p.m. PST

Lots of good ideas here.

Thresher0118 May 2021 3:37 a.m. PST looks great, but how do you zoom in and out?

I clicked on the various icons, and the screen, and don't see any way to do that.

tyler hamm18 May 2021 12:05 p.m. PST

The scroll wheel on the mouse or hold the right mouse button and move the mouse up and down. On a phone/tablet, use 2 fingers and spread them apart to zoom in and pinch to zoom out. It worked on Chrome mobile, at least.

Wolfhag30 Jul 2021 9:13 a.m. PST

Here is one I'm checking out: link


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