Latest topics
» Impromptu Games
by Miko77 Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:04 pm

» Can you see what it is yet?
by Mr. Digby Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:46 am

» Map Modding Q&A
by Mr. Digby Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:34 pm

» Army level rules?
by Tim Carne Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:12 pm

» Chancellorsville North map - Polish winter
by rschilla Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:37 pm

» 2017 k/spiel game schedule
by Martin Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:40 pm

» 30 Free Scenarios for Kickstarter backers of General Staff
by Dr Ezra Sidran Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:35 pm

» Crop sprites
by Didz Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:17 pm

» AARs - post here all after battle comments and replay files
by Miko77 Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:58 am

» KS Map Modding Project
by rschilla Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:23 am

» Chickamauga conversion to Germany
by Mr. Digby Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:04 am

» How to import scanned maps into the General Staff wargaming system.
by Dr Ezra Sidran Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:43 pm

Statistics
We have 970 registered users
The newest registered user is Eagle Tsui

Our users have posted a total of 23836 messages in 1909 subjects
Keywords

battles  stock  camera  maps  scenario  

Log in

I forgot my password


Sudan Mapping- Any ideas ?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Sudan Mapping- Any ideas ?

Post  mpegham on Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:23 pm

Hi
I have just taken the plunge with Kriegsspiel and was looking to try a Gordon relief expedition type game. As a complete newb, I was wondering if anyone could advise on maps- the best scales etc. The idea would be to give the relief column to the players and then have them make their decisions, with the umpire taking the role of the Dervish, the besieging forces at Khartoum. I would use some of the ideas contained in Science vs pluck plus anything else I can loot !
Iam based in Egham and would be looking for players too. No idea of timescale as yet.
All the best
Mike

mpegham

Posts : 9
Join date : 2009-03-17

Back to top Go down

Re: Sudan Mapping- Any ideas ?

Post  MJ1 on Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:17 am

With maps anything goes and you could even hand draw something.

The latest game was played on a very elegant simple hand drawn map of a valley based in India and it worked very well.

Depending on the nature of the game you could even use something like google earth?

IMO the key choice is what you will use to represent units on the master map and how they will relate to the landscape shown. It does not need to be in perfect scale but to look right for what is being represented.

MJ1

Posts : 720
Join date : 2009-01-04

Back to top Go down

Re: Sudan Mapping- Any ideas ?

Post  mpegham on Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:54 am

Thanks for that, I just wish I could draw! I agree that the look of the mapping is vital.
All the best
Mike

mpegham

Posts : 9
Join date : 2009-03-17

Back to top Go down

Re: Sudan Mapping- Any ideas ?

Post  henridecat on Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:05 pm

There are a few useful maps here
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/sudan.html

You might consider getting a copy of Churchills 'River War', which has fairly detailed maps of the actions/battles
http://www.amazon.co.uk/River-War-Account-Reconquest-Sudan/dp/0486447855

or for the Sudanese perspective 'Karari' (but with less good maps).
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Karari-Sudanese-Account-Battle-Omdurman/dp/0723226776/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1237924330&sr=1-1
avatar
henridecat

Posts : 133
Join date : 2008-12-10

Back to top Go down

Re: Sudan Mapping- Any ideas ?

Post  mpegham on Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:05 am

Fantastic tips on the books, Amazon here I come!

mpegham

Posts : 9
Join date : 2009-03-17

Back to top Go down

Re: Sudan Mapping- Any ideas ?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


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