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"Battle in the Box" or "Travel boardgame" variant
« on: September 04, 2017, 09:20:34 AM »
Because of my use of printable terrainfiles, it was a small step, to scale down all files and markers, to make a "traveller" version,
also usable, for fast setups to test new scenarios :)



I scaled down my terrain files to a 70mm size square, which is suitable to play a complete 12x8 square map on my standard dining room table.
The hills are 3D-made and also stickered with a printed suitable terrain file ;)

I revised the graphics of the unit card templates a little bit, the size of the unit markers are 35x20mm. The inner part (with unit type symbol) is still large enough, to place a single tank or artillery with crew or a couple of Infantry miniatures in 6mm scale, if i want add such miniatures later.


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Re: "Battle in the Box" or "Travel boardgame" variant
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 11:38:09 AM »
It looks good, where dis you get the images on your urban top down tiles?

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Re: "Battle in the Box" or "Travel boardgame" variant
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 11:47:24 AM »
The town building and botany graphics are free stuff for the "Fractal Mapper" Map editor

http://www.vintyri.org/vintyri/vccindex_fm.htm

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Re: "Battle in the Box" or "Travel boardgame" variant
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 08:21:30 AM »
Well, just creating more terrain tiles, to use/play the
"Juno Beach" scenario
http://www.sammustafa.com/honour-forums/historical-scenarios/juno-beach-reloaded/



I used for the "urban" squares in front/beach line "bunker" models/graphics instead town buildings.
And i can decide to use flat bunker "marker" if i play with flat counters/cards, or i use 3D models, if i replace the unit cards with 6mm miniatures ;)


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Re: "Battle in the Box" or "Travel boardgame" variant
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 01:11:41 AM »
Ok, because of other players ideas here, i go on, to create combined printed tiles with 3D buildings/terrain.

So here my first town template. A printed floor/street tile with 3d buildings.
Some (smaller buildings) are only placed direct on the tile, while i create some "larger" bases to arrange larger buildings (church e.g.)
in groups and/or with botany (trees, hedges).
So you can also remove single or group bases, to place units on the tile.







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Re: "Battle in the Box" or "Travel boardgame" variant
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2017, 12:26:54 AM »
Ok, creating a european fields map :)

Starting situation is  a digital battlemat templage in 6mm scale (180cm x 120cm)
which i ordered here (another scales and grounds are available and you can always as Ivan the designer, for specials).

http://wars175x.narod.ru/wargameprint/battlemats/dz054.html

and i added myself a square grid in a graphical program (but you can order for a few € more the mat file with square/hex in any size)


Then i "cut out" the squares digital and printed it in 50% scale (because the original size is 6mm).
I glue the printed tiles on PVC-bases (Foretex or any other name in english), which is 3mm thick and you can cut it easily with an normal
knife DIY-cutter.


This PVC plates are available in different sizes and colors, as you can see my examples in green, black, white.
And i use one of these PVC plates as frame for my 3mm "boardgame" variant.


So i wil use the tiles in this size with a mix of printed and 3D buildings/terrain, as you can see here in a first setup example ;)


You can also send the mat template to a online copy/poster shop, to print out the complete mat in one or you can send it to a mat-manufacturer, to print out the file as ready mat.
Ivan is the mat designer of
http://www.tinywargames.co.uk/
so you can also send your files direct to those manufacturer and get you own mat in any execution (cloth, rubber, e.g.) if you want.


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Re: "Battle in the Box" or "Travel boardgame" variant
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2017, 04:07:39 AM »
The combination of the nicely detailed map sheet and the 3d scenery works really well. Really nice looking battle table.

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Re: "Battle in the Box" or "Travel boardgame" variant
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2017, 07:36:50 AM »
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The combination of the nicely detailed map sheet and the 3d scenery works really well.

Agree, in 6mm - 3mm a combination of printed tiles/complete maps and 3D terrain looks good :)
Here a first template of another digital mat template, wich i will use for the "Juno Beach" scenario.
I have also revised it myself (adding a grid again).
And as you can see, i use it with 14x8 squares, so i am more flexible, which exact squares/area i use to play.



The "fields/soft ground" and the "town" squares i dont let print direkt, for those squares i will use 3D buildings and additional bases with fields, so the printed mat/map will look like this, 14x8 squares or 105x60cm (in 3mm scale).
« Last Edit: September 17, 2017, 07:57:58 AM by Bayernkini »

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Re: "Battle in the Box" or "Travel boardgame" variant
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 01:51:04 AM »
Ok, here a small update:
Changed the general buildings bases to 1" (and multiple) squares, e.g.
1x1, 2x1, 4x4 inch, so i am more flexible to use it on different maps/mats.





Further here a few single "fields" tiles, which i use as "Soft Ground" e.g., and i have it a little bit revised with terrain foliage, so the paper printed tiles looks a little bit better ;)




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Re: "Battle in the Box" or "Travel boardgame" variant
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2017, 04:11:31 AM »
Love the tiles. Adds texture to the map. Looking good.
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Re: "Battle in the Box" or "Travel boardgame" variant
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2017, 05:16:28 AM »
Ok, the "Urban" sections for my planned "Juno Beach" are nearly finished.


For the "front" urban squares i use a mix of houses and bunkers. For the rearward villages i need still a few last building "modules"
as you can see on the modules with the brown primed houses.








Furthermore i have now ordered a complete printed mat (as you can see on the templates above), which i will use next on CONīs,
to show/promote the rules with the "Juno Beach" scenario.
If i get the mat next days, a setup picture follows.
Also the ordered 3mm miniatures should arrive next, then i will see, how i base it useful for the "Rommel" rules and those size of the squares.

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Re: "Battle in the Box" or "Travel boardgame" variant
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2017, 07:07:32 AM »
Today my 3mm miniatures arrived, but for those two testpics i painted only the LCVPīs.

My printed testsection shows exact the square size of my ordered complete battlemat,
next days they should arrive also ;)
I am still thinking about, hot to make "prepared" markers, in those scale my example with selfmade wire is still relative big,
but i didnīt got it smaller manual.




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Re: "Battle in the Box" or "Travel boardgame" variant
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2017, 04:10:45 AM »
I am still thinking about, hot to make "prepared" markers, in those scale my example with selfmade wire is still relative big

Take a look at the Irregular Miniatures 2mm scenery range. They have tank obstacles, trench lines, bunkers etc available that will work well with the 3mm figures.

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Re: "Battle in the Box" or "Travel boardgame" variant
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2017, 11:31:51 AM »
Finished the first 2 german battlegroups, 716. and 352. Infantry Division.

As you can see, i use two-piece bases,
a ground base with the unit values, the ground base (25x25mm) is made of ferro-foil and
a on top a unit base, wich is made of magnetic bases (25x20mm).

So i simple switch the top base 90 degree for each hit and i can use the unit bases also for other ground bases/ game rules ;)






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Re: "Battle in the Box" or "Travel boardgame" variant
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2017, 11:43:09 AM »
Looking really good:)