Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Simulating War:Fire and Movement (WWII Battalion Attack - Rural) Game Board

Basic Considerations :

With the relatively light loading on figures front "Fire and Movement/"Battalion Attack" (certainly for the initial 1/200 figures used at least) my attention now turns to the requirements of the Game Board.

What is needed is a Game Board that is divided:
  • "Hex" or off-set "Squares" (if the 1/200 kit has a 40mm square base, then logically then the hex side should be at least 40mm)
  • 48 needed in total
  • Width (8 Hexes)
  • Depth (6 Hexes)
  • Basic colour/flock green depicting rural countryside (aka Green)
  • Addition terrain (cover - farm buildings, cover - trees/woods, cover - ridges) that can be easily added onto it (very similar to the portable wargames concept)
  • The above "additional" terrain is to be randomly assigned before each battle, note this will be tedious to do by hand and a classic task for a computer to generate in advance
  • By laws of averages there should be one terrain piece per column
Watch this space as I need to spend some "solo man-time" in the garage ;)


David Crook said...

Hi Geordie,

Looking forward to seeing the map board for this - it has Hexon all over it!

All the best,


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

I know but I have a cunning plan that involves card board hexagons, a glue gun and a can of green spray paint

Yes you are probably right, Hexon would be far cheaper and done properly right from the start

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Of course,I am only following in the footsteps of the illustrious COW:


Monty said...

This sounds interesting stuff ;)