Sunday, 8 September 2013

Drafting the map for my Featherstone Memorial wargame

I had hoped to fight my Featherstone Memorial wargame today ... but circumstances conspired to prevent me from doing so. I did, however, manage to use Cyberboard to begin designing the hexed battlefield I intend to use.

I created a new Cyberboard GameBox and set the size of the battlefield grid as 12 columns of hexes x 8 rows of hexes. (This equates to 16 standard Hexon II 6-hex tiles, giving a total of 96 hexes.) I then used my newly-acquired 'skills' to design terrain tiles for:
  • Hills
  • Trees (including evergreen and deciduous trees)
  • Trees on Hills
  • Built-up Areas
Once that was done I began placing examples of these tiles on my battlefield grid. The resulting battlefield map looked like this:


I have yet to add other details such as roads and place names, but this should not take me too long ... and then I can begin converting the map into a tabletop terrain for my wargame.

4 comments:

  1. The best way to remember this fine chaps does appropriately seem to play one of his games

    Good call Bob

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  2. Geordie an Exiled FoG,

    I understand that quite a few wargamers are doing something similar, and I suspect that Donald Featherstone would have appreciated the gesture.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Good progress, looking forward to the game.

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  4. Sean,

    The map is finished, the battle fought, and the battle report is now on my blog!

    Read and enjoy!

    All the best,

    Bob

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