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Johann von Gluhwein11 Jun 2021 12:10 p.m. PST

I've been following through the articles in Battlegames Magazine by Henry Hyde about making an Imagi-Nations campaign. I'm just about to start naming and doing the population/economics stuff. Obviously I need to figure out a good way to do labels and overlays for borders and stuff, but it shows the idea. Their border is the giant river running north south across the whole map.

Bistum der Lecker-Gerichtestadt – Anything German, Hungarian, Bohemian, Wallacian, etc., would belong here. Cities and towns will be named after foods, important people after drinks. The first two named characters are Prince Bishop Karl von Glühwein and his nephew, the Johann Margrave von Glühwein

Cantons Ducaux d'Occitanie – a duchy of cantons with people who speak various western romance languages. Primarily French, Italian and Spanish, but also Occitan, Catalan, Romansh and many others.

First miniatures are en route and will be some Grenz, Grenz-Hussars and a Austrian German Fusilier unit and some artillery. Not sure where I'm going to start with the other side. Perhaps some Spanish or Swiss.

LorenzoMele11 Jun 2021 12:17 p.m. PST

A nice map!
What ruleset do you plan to use?

rustymusket11 Jun 2021 12:19 p.m. PST

Interesting! If I could have torn myself away from history, this would have been a fun way to wargame. Thanks for showing us the map.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2021 12:19 p.m. PST

Really nice – I have a bunch of Imaginations minis but need a map – please and thanks what software did you use?

Johann von Gluhwein11 Jun 2021 12:28 p.m. PST

I plan on going with Bob Cordery's Portable Wargame and it's supplements. Some of them already have nice hex based campaign systems I can probably adapt. I eventually will grow the battalions in terms of figure counts, but I'm okay starting small.

The map was made with Wonderdraft. It was actually kind of annoying and there's probably a more hex specific one I could have gone with rather than forcing Wonderdraft into doing a hex map. It's more for gridless type maps.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2021 12:43 p.m. PST

You might want to check out the "Emperor vs Elector" blog [ ] for some ideas. A lot of us who game 18th Century imagi-nations are members and make posts there. I don't know to whom one makes an application to join these days but I'll try to find out and make another post on this thread.


Johann von Gluhwein11 Jun 2021 2:11 p.m. PST

I have been following many blog links lately including from that one. I think my favorite is the Kingdom of Wittenberg.

I'm thinking I might use miniatures of later Spanish in Bicornes for the Grandesse d'Espagne regiments. When you add in the uniforms from the Spanish Americas, there are some truly great opportunities for a unique uniform. The rest of the uniform is pretty old fashioned and might fit in fine against earlier uniforms like the Seven Years War ones I'm using for the Bishopric.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2021 8:58 p.m. PST

The map looks interesting, congrats on its design!

Glorfindel77713 Jun 2021 8:24 a.m. PST

That map looks superb, well done. I've recently put together an ACW campaign and went with Hexographer. Takes a little bit of getting used to but I really like it now, particularly the ability to add your own images (say of flags), name them & then move them round the map. This is very much hex based, as the name would suggest.

Looking forward to reading more of your campaign. Phil

Johann von Gluhwein14 Jun 2021 4:31 p.m. PST

Hexographer <-- that's a name that tells you what it is about. Wonderdraft has a hex overlay but no snapping to the hex grid so you have to position all the little symbol stamps manually, which is not fast.

My niece just bought me a bunch of 54mm metal toy soldier moulds and most of them are late 19th century soldiers, so I might have to abandon the 18th century for now and figure out how the lands might change for a campaign in the Belle Époque. We'll see how home casting goes as hobby. Kaiser von Gluhwein of the Lecker-Gerichtereich would also work.

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