Kriegsspiel News Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Latest topics
» SOW Scenario Generator
by glennthom Sat Jul 20, 2024 11:36 pm

» SOWWL Artillery batteries
by Uncle Billy Thu Jul 11, 2024 3:15 pm

» Set Up for SOWWL NAPOLEON GAMES For Kriegspiel style
by Uncle Billy Tue Jul 09, 2024 10:35 pm

» The New SOWWL Is Now Available On Steam
by Grog Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:14 pm

» Grog can't make it
by Grog Fri Jun 28, 2024 5:39 pm

» Boxed KS set Wallington NT near Morpeth
by Martin Sat Jun 08, 2024 3:50 pm

» Help Request-Artillery Behavior
by Dutch101 Mon May 27, 2024 4:08 pm

» Grog a little late
by Grog Fri Apr 19, 2024 6:33 pm

» Impromptu Games
by Uncle Billy Fri Mar 15, 2024 3:35 pm

» Beginner doubts
by Martin Sun Mar 10, 2024 7:07 pm

» New player advice on maneovring to attack
by Uncle Billy Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:52 pm

» Our KS Group and 2024
by Martin Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:20 pm

Statistics
We have 1575 registered users
The newest registered user is Fishenzon

Our users have posted a total of 30522 messages in 2300 subjects
Log in

I forgot my password


Military Unit Symbols

+3
Khryses
Mr. Digby
WJPalmer
7 posters

Go down

Military Unit Symbols Empty Military Unit Symbols

Post  WJPalmer Mon May 20, 2013 6:29 pm

The new Campaign map is a big, remarkable, almost Churchilian tool with which players have already begun planning strategy and will soon be able to plot real movements of enemies and friendlies . To make it easier to plot (hmm, doesn't sound good), I've tossed together a set of digital Nato-style unit symbols that may be dragged onto your map image to make tracking game progress easier. Most, if not all, image handling programs (e.g. Photoshop; Photoshop Elements, etc.) will let you bring in these .png files into your map, move them around, resize, and duplicate as you wish. The download link is below.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xa78jt1749xwfoa/Unit%20Symbols.zip

A few notes & tips:
*If you're using PS or similar products, you'll want to maintain the symbols on layers separate from the actual map to allow for easy, future adjustments, i.e., you probably shouldn't "flatten" the image;
*Symbol colors are as close as I could get them to historical. For instance, British red, Spanish red and Portuguese red are all different.
*The symbols were originally created as vectors, before being exported to the rasterized .png files in the download -- so they can be made immune to resolution/pixelization degradation at any size. If your software supports it and you'd prefer to work with vectors, let me know;
*The basic set of symbols was selected because those are the ones I suspect will be most heavily used. If there is need for others, don't hesitate to ask. For instance, we might need to represent Spanish guerilla units, which could be done in a few seconds with a new unit symbol and, perhaps, using a new hue that's a tint of the basic Spanish yellow;
*It is also possible (and easy) to create non-generic symbols with specific unit designations (e.g. Andalusian 1st Division) which are typically shown to the right of the unit type symbol. As we get into the game, I'll be happy to entertain requests for specific unit sets, if players would find it helpful.

Let me know if there are any questions, suggestions, or problems.

Best,
Ron
WJPalmer
WJPalmer

Posts : 526
Join date : 2012-08-10
Location : Colorado

http://rwberg53.wix.com/adventure-images

Back to top Go down

Military Unit Symbols Empty Re: Military Unit Symbols

Post  Mr. Digby Mon May 20, 2013 7:13 pm

I use Paint Shop Pro which also uses layers but I can't fathom how to save the file and yet still have elements of a layer moveable later; everything gets fixed (using the proprietary .psp file format).
Mr. Digby
Mr. Digby

Posts : 5769
Join date : 2012-02-14
Age : 64
Location : UK Midlands

Back to top Go down

Military Unit Symbols Empty Re: Military Unit Symbols

Post  Khryses Mon May 20, 2013 7:42 pm

Thanks Ron,

I've started using my own symbols in Fireworks (with transparent areas around and underneath the icon so I can see more easily where it is) based on the traditional symbols, but it's great getting them into wider circulation.

And I totally agree, that huge map is wonderful to pore over - extra kudos for Digby, can't wait to see how the situation has developed on Wednesday.
Khryses
Khryses

Posts : 290
Join date : 2012-04-26

Back to top Go down

Military Unit Symbols Empty Re: Military Unit Symbols

Post  Mr. Digby Mon May 20, 2013 9:06 pm

The map is giving me some concern. There are too few roads in some areas I think though so far I have resisted adding any.
Mr. Digby
Mr. Digby

Posts : 5769
Join date : 2012-02-14
Age : 64
Location : UK Midlands

Back to top Go down

Military Unit Symbols Empty Re: Military Unit Symbols

Post  Druid_ian Tue May 21, 2013 10:15 am

there is a version of Napoleonic Unit Symbols on the excellent Mapsymbs site by the talented Tim Mouat http://www.mapsymbs.com/fontstuf.html its well worth looking at the other resources on the site as well

Druid_ian

Posts : 36
Join date : 2009-01-05
Age : 64
Location : Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Back to top Go down

Military Unit Symbols Empty Re: Military Unit Symbols

Post  WJPalmer Wed May 22, 2013 5:59 am

Links deleted


Last edited by WJPalmer on Wed May 22, 2013 3:49 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Per request to keep in compliance with KS standards)
WJPalmer
WJPalmer

Posts : 526
Join date : 2012-08-10
Location : Colorado

http://rwberg53.wix.com/adventure-images

Back to top Go down

Military Unit Symbols Empty Re: Military Unit Symbols

Post  Grog Wed May 22, 2013 6:34 am

Nice work, Ron. I agree, a few more roads. I have original without hexes, if you want it. I can rehex it after without changing locations.
Grog
Grog

Posts : 846
Join date : 2012-08-31
Age : 55
Location : Nottingham, England

Back to top Go down

Military Unit Symbols Empty Re: Military Unit Symbols

Post  Hays Wed May 22, 2013 8:45 am

Nice Job Ron.

Small correction on the player starting locations.

Neal and myself have been switched. I am Villava in the South East and I believe Neal is Vives in the North East.

Hays
Hays
Hays

Posts : 73
Join date : 2012-02-20

Back to top Go down

Military Unit Symbols Empty Re: Military Unit Symbols

Post  Leffe7 Wed May 22, 2013 11:41 am

Druid_ian wrote:there is a version of Napoleonic Unit Symbols on the excellent Mapsymbs site by the talented Tim Mouat http://www.mapsymbs.com/fontstuf.html its well worth looking at the other resources on the site as well

I also use these fonts by Mouat.
But I still use the crappy default MS Paint to draw briefing maps. Could someone tell me again what freeware paint programms are good?
Leffe7
Leffe7

Posts : 468
Join date : 2012-03-01

Back to top Go down

Military Unit Symbols Empty Re: Military Unit Symbols

Post  WJPalmer Wed May 22, 2013 1:15 pm

Hays wrote:Nice Job Ron.

Small correction on the player starting locations.

Neal and myself have been switched. I am Villava in the South East and I believe Neal is Vives in the North East.

Hays

Thanks, Niall. Change has been made to the Player/Leader map download link in my post above. If these maps have value, I'll adjust as new players are added, assume new roles, drop out, etc. in the course of the campaign.
WJPalmer
WJPalmer

Posts : 526
Join date : 2012-08-10
Location : Colorado

http://rwberg53.wix.com/adventure-images

Back to top Go down

Military Unit Symbols Empty Re: Military Unit Symbols

Post  Druid_ian Wed May 22, 2013 1:43 pm

Leffe7 wrote:
Druid_ian wrote:there is a version of Napoleonic Unit Symbols on the excellent Mapsymbs site by the talented Tim Mouat http://www.mapsymbs.com/fontstuf.html its well worth looking at the other resources on the site as well

I also use these fonts by Mouat.
But I still use the crappy default MS Paint to draw briefing maps. Could someone tell me again what freeware paint programms are good?

Gimp is the best one in my opinion almost as good as photoshop

Druid_ian

Posts : 36
Join date : 2009-01-05
Age : 64
Location : Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Back to top Go down

Military Unit Symbols Empty Re: Military Unit Symbols

Post  Khryses Wed May 22, 2013 2:42 pm

That's spectacular, thanks Ron.

The embossing really adds something - more than I'd expected.
Khryses
Khryses

Posts : 290
Join date : 2012-04-26

Back to top Go down

Military Unit Symbols Empty Re: Military Unit Symbols

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

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