Snowy maps for HotM campaign now available as VASSAL extension

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  1. Broadsword56

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    Extension just added to the VASSAL site for download:

    LnLP_HotM_broadswords_campaign_snowmaps.vmdx

    This lets you add these 4 snowy versions of maps 19, 20, 21 and 48 to your module, so that you can enjoy the campaign on winterized terrain. They will appear in your map list with an "s" suffix (19s, etc.).

    These are fan-made contributions by yours truly, until the day when we have "official" LnL winter maps for the Eastern Front.
     
  2. Barthheart

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    Great stuff! Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. lucky henry

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    I don't do Vassal, and I was very disappointed when I opened up my HotML box to find no snowy maps.
     
  4. Trent Garner

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    Thanks for the 'cool' maps, haha! If you like, I can add your name as a module contributor to the Vassal website.
     
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    Yes, thanks!
     
  6. Nick DelCorpo

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    I wish we could get these printed on an X-map or even regular maps, or if these could be made into PDF and printed at home, as a resource here on the site.
     
  7. Broadsword56

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    Good suggestion.

    But in the meantime -- FYI -- You can extract any image in a VASSAL module by opening it with winRAR and finding it in the relevant folder. Then you could try printing a map yourself, although I think the png image would get blurry if you tried to enlarge it too much, and it would never be as crisp and vivid as the official printed maps.
     
  8. Nick DelCorpo

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    You could always sent it to a print shop, what's the native resolution? And thank you so much, it adds so much flavor!
     
  9. Broadsword56

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    Aesthetics question:
    Do people like the snow cover as I've done it, or do you prefer to see more of the frozen ground underneath (as LnL did for their Noville map)?
    I like the full snow effect because it's probably more accurate for Dec 1942 in Russia, and it looks more frigid than Noville.
     
  10. Barthheart

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    The way you have it is great for Russia in the winter.
     
  11. Broadsword56

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    It's 7.67 inches x 5 inches at 299 x 299 ppi.
     
  12. Nick DelCorpo

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    yours looks better:)
     

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