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A gift from the Southern California Kriegsspiel Society to the Kriegsspiel community of Little Gaddesden

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A gift from the Southern California Kriegsspiel Society to the Kriegsspiel community of Little Gaddesden

Post  Father General on Sun May 13, 2018 5:16 pm

Dear friends,

It is with pride and affection that I would like to present the Kriegsspiel community of Little Gaddesden with a gift from the Southern California Kriegsspiel Society.

This year we are using a custom map for our games. It is a map I created from an original, period source, with help from a friend.

The map is of the battlefield of Gettysburg. The original map dates back to the decade or so after the Civil War. I cleaned the map, enlarged it to about 50" x 52" with a 1:12,000 scale. That's about right for Civil War Kriegsspiel. I then had the map painstakingly colorized.

The colors may not be historically accurate, but the job was such a pain that I am grateful to have it colorized at all. Having played on the map for many hours, you will enjoy it regardless.

I have sent the download link to Martin J. The file is 2GB in size, and will result in a large, attractive map. I hope you will find it to be a pleasant addition to your library of maps and that you will enjoy playing on it as much as we have.

Thank you for your community. Thanks to your website, and your friendly, helpful spirit, Kriegsspiel is becoming popular in Southern California.

Best wishes for many great times to come!

-Neal/Father General



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Post  Martin on Mon May 14, 2018 11:51 am

Many thanks FG. This looks to be a splendid map.

At full size I understand it's about 50" x 52", and would work well for a k/spiel with brigades as manoeuvre elements. Is that how you use it?

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Post  Martin on Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:55 pm

After many days of experimentation, the Father General has managed to get this map into a format where we can view and print it in something other than the full version of Photoshop.

And what a work of art it is.  Here is a section SE of Little Round Top.



There is a huge amount of detail - as much as in one of the 19th C k/spiel maps, but it's all done in a very clear & attractive manner.  It will be a delight to both play and umpire on.

As it's scalable, this will make for an excellent map for division, brigade or regimental level games.

Although it's original artwork, Neal has kindly made it available to our group for non-commercial use.  If anyone would like to print it off, please let me know and I'll send you a link.  I was able to access it using the free Gimp app.

Many thanks, Neal

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Post  Mr. Digby on Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:46 pm

Absolutely superb! Martin has the Little Gaddesden Gang ever KS'd Gettysburg?

Maybe we could...

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Re: A gift from the Southern California Kriegsspiel Society to the Kriegsspiel community of Little Gaddesden

Post  Martin on Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:25 pm

No we haven't, and it would be be fun! I wonder if our sister group in California have every tried that? Neal?

Perhaps something smaller as a first stage might be the way to go. We could certainly do an ACW version of our Napoleonic system using this map. It would work very well with a modified version of the see-through brigade counters we use.

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Post  georgewyrd on Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:32 pm

Wow!  Lovely map of Gettysburg.  I'm curious why 1:12000 scale is preferred for ACW?  Is it because you are using brigade frontages?

Great contribution.

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