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Squad Battles not dead if I can help it!!
05-19-2020, 06:32 AM,
#21
RE: Squad Battles not dead if I can help it!!
(05-19-2020, 12:13 AM)WargameGeneral Wrote: Thanks for the feedback. Will have a look at those files and the mentioned process.

If the maps visuals could be improved and standardized that would already be a big step forward.

I really like what they did with TOAW IV and the "board game style" map mod:

https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4757572

Maybe it's possible to develop something comparable.

It would also be great if the "Top Down" unit mod had character images for the leaders. I think that would help the player to better relate to key figures on the battlefield...  Helmet Smile

That's mall personal preference, myself, I hate board-game style maps, my preference, so my mods don't use them!

For the top down leaders, I issue them a single man counter, to make it easier to see them, even with the gold star.
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05-19-2020, 08:08 AM,
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RE: Squad Battles not dead if I can help it!!
IMO SB needs a serious JTS Gold treatment, with all respect to those who are keeping it afloat with their enthusiasm.
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06-19-2020, 08:06 AM,
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Assault on a Queen-Dutch!!
Here's a shot of the scenario Assault on a Queen, adapted from ASL. The Dutch attempt to get the Royal Family out of the palace and evacuate, before the Germans can get them!

[Image: SB%20WW2%20Mod%20Dutch.jpg]
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06-19-2020, 09:14 AM,
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Our Place in the Sun
And also Italians invade Abyssinia! Some Ethiopians get ready to fight the Italian aggressors!
[Image: SB%20WW2%20Ethiopian.jpg]
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06-20-2020, 10:27 AM,
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RE: Squad Battles not dead if I can help it!!
(05-19-2020, 12:18 AM)Mowgli Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 12:13 AM)WargameGeneral Wrote: Thanks for the feedback. Will have a look at those files and the mentioned process.

If the maps visuals could be improved and standardized that would already be a big step forward.

I really like what they did with TOAW IV and the "board game style" map mod:

https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4757572

Maybe it's possible to develop something comparable.

It would also be great if the "Top Down" unit mod had character images for the leaders. I think that would help the player to better relate to key figures on the battlefield...  Helmet Smile

Just as an example. Here is my current Flakland game. I haven't done much, but I think even small changes go a long way. Here the terrain is slightly altered, the unit counters are prettier, the UI bar at the bottom is not as bright and has less contrast (so it doesn't attract the player's attention that much), new unit boxes, the terrain info box is clearer/calmer, etc. 



[Image: 2020-05-18_16h22_47.png]

Here some counters and unit graphics for Red victory: 

[Image: 2020-05-18_16h26_20.png]

Those look great.  You should distribute them.  I can put them up on TFE4 as well....
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