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Postby militant on Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:12 am

i have no knowledge of waterloo, but i looked at the poll and noticed the option for different shapes for infantry and artillary. anyway is it possible to add a certain amount of armies to them territories every turn.
For example Add 3 armies to artillary
Add 1 armies to infanty
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Postby cairnswk on Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:31 pm

militant wrote:i have no knowledge of waterloo, but i looked at the poll and noticed the option for different shapes for infantry and artillary. anyway is it possible to add a certain amount of armies to them territories every turn.
For example Add 3 armies to artillary
Add 1 armies to infanty


Yes i was thinking along those lines. :)

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Postby onbekende on Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:40 pm

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Postby onbekende on Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:46 pm

1 question for now: Artillary like Clinton (CA1 - CA3) can attack all of there color band or all of the next color band? And what about territories who fell in 1 sections? RC2 for example (far left).
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Postby cairnswk on Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:13 pm

onbekende wrote:1 question for now: Artillary like Clinton (CA1 - CA3) can attack all of there color band or all of the next color band? And what about territories who fell in 1 sections? RC2 for example (far left).


Probably badly worded for now and needs changing...
but the idea is that artillary like CA1 can only bombard terts two sections ahead....not in their own section nor the section immediately in front, but the one after the one in front.

RC2 is Cavalry so they can't bombard....but i am thinking they might be able to attack two terts ahead as was suggested in this thread.
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Postby onbekende on Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:39 pm

cairnswk wrote:
onbekende wrote:1 question for now: Artillary like Clinton (CA1 - CA3) can attack all of there color band or all of the next color band? And what about territories who fell in 1 sections? RC2 for example (far left).


Probably badly worded for now and needs changing...
but the idea is that artillary like CA1 can only bombard terts two sections ahead....not in their own section nor the section immediately in front, but the one after the one in front.

RC2 is Cavalry so they can't bombard....but i am thinking they might be able to attack two terts ahead as was suggested in this thread.
aaaaah, indeed is good idea but better wording required

and that RC2 was just an example
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Postby cairnswk on Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:41 am

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OK....this is pretty well the layout for this map.

Busy...yes...what else can you expect from me :shock:

But i think that this is another like Pearl Harbor - one of those important historical battles that deserves historical correctness.

Anyway...let me know what you think.

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Postby yeti_c on Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:32 am

Cavalry stuff isn't programmable...

You can either attack or not -> you can't have the ability to attack determined by the holding of another territory!!

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Postby cairnswk on Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:56 am

yeti_c wrote:Cavalry stuff isn't programmable...

You can either attack or not -> you can't have the ability to attack determined by the holding of another territory!!

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Thanks yeti_c...i'll have to rethink that one then.

Perhaps...."Cavalry can attack two territories ahead"
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Postby cairnswk on Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:53 pm

OK....i want to move ahead with this one....any suggestions/complaints/ideas for graphics or gameplay.
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Postby Herakilla on Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:07 pm

i personally dont like the shape of the outline of the whole map but im sure i could grow to love it, just seems distracting to me
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Postby unriggable on Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:11 pm

I agree, I don't like the whole anthill setup. Not to mention that some territories are hard to differentiate from toehrs (green on the left).
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Postby cairnswk on Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:51 pm

unriggable wrote:I agree, I don't like the whole anthill setup. Not to mention that some territories are hard to differentiate from others (green on the left).


Its actually not an ant hill (although that would be an idea since it has been posted as an idea in here before LOL)

It's the outline of Napoleon's Hat. Got It! Pertinent, isn't it?...if you guys start thinking outside of your normal boxes. Start asking...what is this guy designing here. You know I don't just make a map, some of my ideas are also designs - whether people like them or not.
And ask yourselves....why would he put an ant hill in the map of a war involving Napoleon? Is it meant to be something else? Then you might just not post some semi ridi idea that it being ant hill. Common guy...surely you can do better than that...use that thing you've supposedly got in your heads called a brain.

Next one...the colours are not set yet, and yes there has to be more differentiation given to them, but thanks for the input, as this is valid toward changing the colours and of course perhaps reducing the number of terits, which is in my plans.
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Postby Aerial Attack on Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:21 pm

Wow. This map is BUSY BUSY BUSY !!!

I like the idea. I love the usage of the hat for the layout.

1) didn't the French military hats of that time have a brim?

2) You transposed the e and c in directly [explanation of artillery]

3) Speaking of that explanation - I looked and Looked and LOOKED. Alas, I could only find 2 or 3 things that seemed like the MIGHT be the bands. These need to be fairly prominent and consistent in their shaping and shading.

4) Pretty much everything touches everything else - a big old free for all [Battle of Actium anyone?]. That's fine by me, just makes it harder to actually HOLD a bonus.

5) I love the flags - I think those should be used for commanders. Your artillery just seems too similar to your infantry symbol [which I like]. Maybe a stack of canon balls? As for calvary try crossed swords?

Of course, makings things bigger will only make the map seem even busier.

6) It looks like you tried or accidentally came close to matching the British terr background colors with those in the legend. Not so much for the French terr background colors.

Sorry to have such a long post.
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Postby cairnswk on Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:54 pm

Aerial Attack wrote:Wow. This map is BUSY BUSY BUSY !!!

I like the idea. I love the usage of the hat for the layout.

1) didn't the French military hats of that time have a brim?

2) You transposed the e and c in directly [explanation of artillery]

3) Speaking of that explanation - I looked and Looked and LOOKED. Alas, I could only find 2 or 3 things that seemed like the MIGHT be the bands. These need to be fairly prominent and consistent in their shaping and shading.

4) Pretty much everything touches everything else - a big old free for all [Battle of Actium anyone?]. That's fine by me, just makes it harder to actually HOLD a bonus.

5) I love the flags - I think those should be used for commanders. Your artillery just seems too similar to your infantry symbol [which I like]. Maybe a stack of canon balls? As for calvary try crossed swords?

Of course, makings things bigger will only make the map seem even busier.

6) It looks like you tried or accidentally came close to matching the British terr background colors with those in the legend. Not so much for the French terr background colors.

Sorry to have such a long post.


aerial attack....it's not a long post, but very productive feedback...just what i was looking for...thank you. :)

I'll see what i can do now with all this information. sometimes the artist gets so involved they can't see the light on the hill STS.

below is his hat this was taken from....of course stretched in height ot fit the map.

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Postby asl80 on Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:18 am

Cairns - the shape of napolean's hat in the picture above is nice, but i must say the stretched transformation seems more like a safari hat. The concept is good, but keep the shape of the original, maybe rotate it 35-40o (degres) so that the point is down on the left a little and going across the page (if some of the corners get chopped off i wouldn't say that's a problem - so long as the shape, i.e. what the image is, can be discerned - the present transformation truly is a little misleading) - ultimately, at the same time as providing the space for the field of battle, it would be really nice if it could be only so slightly discernable as a transparency {if you could get it to not interfere with the practical bits of the map}, this would also help the case for not needing to see the whole hat.

P.S. - the battle took place on a hill didn't it? - If it's at all within your sights, i'd love to see a bit of a foreground/background setting, i.e a little more three dimensional (though not necc. 3D), i think the setting of this battle certainly urges it.
My thought is, that, Wellington's troops, placed a little to the north west of the map (i.e. within the hat that run's the opposite direction as mentioned above) would be presented as the highest point in your graphical representation, moving down to Napolean's army to the south east. (it seems the diagonal/slant would be a good way of representing slope)
Ahh, if this is the case, then the landscape, of the hill, could take up your whole map, though the playing area could still reamain within the hat, which now, is more of an outline - though still inclusionary(of the playing field)/exclusionary(of the bonus info and left over land etc). Here, the landscape outside of the hat could be shadded/dimmed/whatever's appropriate. This would also give you the chance of keeping some of the original hat's graphics around the unused verges.
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Postby yeti_c on Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:27 am

Cairns,

Your cav, inf & art - need to look like these pieces...

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What do you reckon?

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Postby cairnswk on Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:07 am

yeti_c....too much...i've already tried all those figurines etc...and they simply just don't fit the curent size restrictions of the small map. Sorry. :)
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Postby Coleman on Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:11 am

Mind if I try to build symbols closer to those that fit? I could give you a set later of a few attempts. I just don't like that the calvary is flags. :)

The infantry and artillery are actually probably as good as possible. Couldn't you try something like a knight chess piece instead of a flag?
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Postby cairnswk on Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:25 am

asl80 wrote:Cairns - the shape of napolean's hat in the picture above is nice, but i must say the stretched transformation seems more like a safari hat. The concept is good, but keep the shape of the original, maybe rotate it 35-40o (degres) so that the point is down on the left a little and going across the page (if some of the corners get chopped off i wouldn't say that's a problem - so long as the shape, i.e. what the image is, can be discerned - the present transformation truly is a little misleading) - ultimately, at the same time as providing the space for the field of battle, it would be really nice if it could be only so slightly discernable as a transparency {if you could get it to not interfere with the practical bits of the map}, this would also help the case for not needing to see the whole hat.

P.S. - the battle took place on a hill didn't it? - If it's at all within your sights, i'd love to see a bit of a foreground/background setting, i.e a little more three dimensional (though not necc. 3D), i think the setting of this battle certainly urges it.
My thought is, that, Wellington's troops, placed a little to the north west of the map (i.e. within the hat that run's the opposite direction as mentioned above) would be presented as the highest point in your graphical representation, moving down to Napolean's army to the south east. (it seems the diagonal/slant would be a good way of representing slope)
Ahh, if this is the case, then the landscape, of the hill, could take up your whole map, though the playing area could still reamain within the hat, which now, is more of an outline - though still inclusionary(of the playing field)/exclusionary(of the bonus info and left over land etc). Here, the landscape outside of the hat could be shadded/dimmed/whatever's appropriate. This would also give you the chance of keeping some of the original hat's graphics around the unused verges.


asl80...this is now the 10th time i have tried to get this map into some form of a map for CC....and it is for all intense purposes working to a degree. I also probably don't have the skill you speak of to present the things you need.

I appreciate the length you proposed above, but at this time i don't want to change it from where it is at present, its is simply too much work.
As it is now the next stage is to put it into continents that are spearated somewwhat bny fences and hedge rows.

Yes the battle did take place on a hill, but that is vey hard to convey on a 2 dimensional map, especially if you want to have all the abilities of artillery and cavalry.

The shape of Napoleon's hat is also goping to remain unchanged as this allows the map with plenty of room for the bonus information around the outside. Sorry :)
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Postby asl80 on Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:57 am

Haha - no worries, cheers for the words. But "tell him he's dreaming" would have sufficed.
(I trust you get the reference)

Anyway, good luck, i look forward to seeing it move along in any case.

Reakon you could maybe take coleman up on his offer with the symbols though, see what he comes up with.
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Postby cairnswk on Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:08 pm

Coleman wrote:Mind if I try to build symbols closer to those that fit? I could give you a set later of a few attempts. I just don't like that the calvary is flags. :)

The infantry and artillery are actually probably as good as possible. Couldn't you try something like a knight chess piece instead of a flag?


Yes, i can cope with that if that's what you really want. A full horse is simply too broad, and i have made adjustments in the next version to turn the cannon into cannon balls although that isnopt so advanced yet.

As to the terits, i have come up with the idea of using fences and hedge rows to separate some of the continent lines out so that this is not another Actium.

Appreciate your offers.
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Postby cairnswk on Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:11 pm

asl80 wrote:Haha - no worries, cheers for the words. But "tell him he's dreaming" would have sufficed.
(I trust you get the reference)

Anyway, good luck, i look forward to seeing it move along in any case.

Reakon you could maybe take coleman up on his offer with the symbols though, see what he comes up with.


Yes asl80...i get the reference LOL, but that is an insufficient answer and justification for not wanting to change it. That sort of reply can get a rebuttal in certain quarters, if you know what i mean. I would prefer to be a little verbose and give good justification but done in a polite manner. :)
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Postby RjBeals on Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:13 pm

I'm one of them who do not like the hat outline. I used my brain and still didn't figure it out. Sorry. I think because there is no depth to it. And I also was looking for 4 vertical bands, and only found them (horizontally) when I looked at an earlier version that wasn't so busy. You do say "across it" but I think the prominent diagonal running up and down got my focus first. You sure do think outside the box though. This is almost too much for me to take. Sorry - you do hold the title of creating my favorite map though (Bamboo Jack). That is pure beauty.
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Postby Herakilla on Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:34 pm

i found the bands immediately but maybe my mind works different lol!
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