Latest topics
» Impromptu Games
by Uncle Billy Today at 4:14 pm

» 2018 k/spiel game schedule
by Martin Yesterday at 7:27 pm

» My General Staff launches today on Kickstarter!
by Dr Ezra Sidran Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:57 pm

» Quantifying the effect of the ground
by spock Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:01 pm

» Half battallion consistency
by spock Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:17 pm

» German Fotothek
by Martin Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:20 pm

» Losses table
by spock Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:34 pm

» SOWWL KS----Waterloo Historical Battle---Half Scale---- 1:7 Sprite Ratio
by Didz Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:28 pm

» Game Crashes when troops ordered into column
by mikea030 Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:47 pm

» Army level rules?
by Martin Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:13 pm

» SOWWL KS----Scaling Down Waterloo Map by 2/3rds
by Mr. Doran Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:07 am

» KS mods for SOWW?
by Uncle Billy Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:36 pm

Statistics
We have 996 registered users
The newest registered user is Maiorianus

Our users have posted a total of 24272 messages in 1940 subjects
Log in

I forgot my password


Chickamauga conversion to Germany

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Chickamauga conversion to Germany

Post  Mr. Digby on Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:04 am

First few shots showing something I'm starting to think is going in the right direction. I've had several false starts and after a few failed tries picked a different version of the map entirely because the ground texture placements were easier to manipulate. I'm playing about with some new ideas in this map. Crops are a priority as are woods of a specific type. I'm part way to getting a different look for ancient deciduous forest, silver birch themed light woods and coniferous woods. Also experimenting with showing steep slopes that will tire, slow and disorder troops as well as rough ground unfriendly to cavalry. Also marshes! Do not enter!

No buildings put in yet except placeholders for villages and farms.

The map is turning into a bit of a pastiche of hilly rural Germany. It has a Black Forest feel with the pinewoods and a Moselle valley feel with the vineyards. I think its more or less getting to the right atmosphere I want though.


Fun with crops. Main field is rye. Background is wheat. Left foreground using the tobacco plants is what I think of as potatoes. Trying out some poplars along the roadsides as well in the left background.


Pine forest. I've messed about with the tree mix since this pic and made the woods denser all round.


An early attempt at depicting the denser bushes and other ground cover at the perimeter of woods where sunlight encourages more growth. Not sure its working yet but will persevere.


Marsh. Do not enter except on roads!


First try at depicting a steep slope unfriendly to all troop movements. On this map rocks mean bad news, especially to cavalry.

_________________
The other Martin - Charles Reille, le dernier Maréchal de France.

"Any hussar who has not got himself killed by the age of 30 is a jackass." - Antoine Charles Louis Lasalle, commander of Napoleon's light cavalry, killed in battle at Wagram 6 July 1809, aged 34.

"I had forgotten there was an objective." - Generallieutenant Mikhail Borozdin I
avatar
Mr. Digby

Posts : 4912
Join date : 2012-02-14
Age : 58
Location : UK Midlands

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum