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Better late then never i guess...I finally decided to try and make my own map with the editor. Until now i have only made some small testmaps but during the christmas - newyear holidays i have put my best effort into making this map.

I was hoping to have it finished today (work starts tomorrow) but i did not quite make it...almost though...

The map is rather large - 1200 X 1800 meters.

The location is the area between Tilly-sur-seulles and Lingevres.

The gamemap is as close as i can make it to the current-date google map of the area.

The only major task i have left to complete is to make Tilly-sur-seulles itself.

Everthing else is pretty much finished.

My goal with this map is to make two singleplayer scenarios about the fighting for Tilly-sur-seulles. As i understand it the major attacks against Tilly came from the northwest along the road towards Bayeux. I don't know if any attacks were made from the west IRL so these scenarios will be semi-historical.

In scenario 1 you will lead forces from the brittish 7th armoured division and the 56 independent brigade as they conduct a supporting attack from the area around Lingevres, west of Tilly-sur-seulles to help out the major attack

comming from the North west.

In scenario 2 you will play as the germans and be leading units from panzer Lehr as they counterattack and try to push back the enemy from the area around Tilly.

These scenarios will most likely take quite some time to make so i thought that i might upload the map to the repository if some of you would like to use it as a QB map in a H2H game.

This first map will have no signs of combat at all. When i start making the scenarios i will edit the map and put some destruction on it and i will also upload the 'destroyed' map to the repository to use as a QB map.

The map will hopefully be finished and avaliable at the repository this week.

Here are some links to pictures...

GOOGLEMAPS OF THE AREA:

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/specialeditoroverlay_zps331e8ab6.png

GAMEMAP AT LEVEL 9:

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0621-28-04-84_zps66cbd7d4.png

LOOKING EAST FROM LINGEVRES:

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-16-43-92_zps9431c028.png

LOOKING NORTHEAST:

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-16-50-13_zps855487aa.png

LOOKING SOUTHEAST:

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-17-05-25_zps9ead6632.png

CLOSE IN PICTURES:

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-26-25-51_zps252919fa.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-24-52-66_zpse6573ccf.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-21-27-22_zps1c95592c.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-21-13-80_zpsa8b284f7.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-21-08-34_zps318c8306.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-20-35-40_zpsb00b7156.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-20-15-96_zps712522f3.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-20-01-53_zps720d44d7.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-19-51-82_zpsf674b216.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-19-40-28_zps0d32d2b7.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-19-11-57_zpse90a4371.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-18-55-66_zps12e185d1.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-18-33-39_zps06421bd9.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-18-16-74_zpsb8e4540a.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-22-40-38_zps01b68260.png

AND FINALLY SAY HELLO TO PANZER LEHR:

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0518-44-40-03_zpsab0e6647.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0518-31-17-12_zps3fe6411e.png

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Hello...

Better late then never i guess...I finally decided to try and make my own map with the editor. Until now i have only made some small testmaps but during the christmas - newyear holidays i have put my best effort into making this map.

I was hoping to have it finished today (work starts tomorrow) but i did not quite make it...almost though...

The map is rather large - 1200 X 1800 meters.

The location is the area between Tilly-sur-seulles and Lingevres.

The gamemap is as close as i can make it to the current-date google map of the area.

The only major task i have left to complete is to make Tilly-sur-seulles itself.

Everthing else is pretty much finished.

My goal with this map is to make two singleplayer scenarios about the fighting for Tilly-sur-seulles. As i understand it the major attacks against Tilly came from the northwest along the road towards Bayeux. I don't know if any attacks were made from the west IRL so these scenarios will be semi-historical.

In scenario 1 you will lead forces from the brittish 7th armoured division and the 56 independent brigade as they conduct a supporting attack from the area around Lingevres, west of Tilly-sur-seulles to help out the major attack

comming from the North west.

In scenario 2 you will play as the germans and be leading units from panzer Lehr as they counterattack and try to push back the enemy from the area around Tilly.

These scenarios will most likely take quite some time to make so i thought that i might upload the map to the repository if some of you would like to use it as a QB map in a H2H game.

This first map will have no signs of combat at all. When i start making the scenarios i will edit the map and put some destruction on it and i will also upload the 'destroyed' map to the repository to use as a QB map.

The map will hopefully be finished and avaliable at the repository this week.

Here are some links to pictures...

GOOGLEMAPS OF THE AREA:

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/specialeditoroverlay_zps331e8ab6.png

GAMEMAP AT LEVEL 9:

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0621-28-04-84_zps66cbd7d4.png

LOOKING EAST FROM LINGEVRES:

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-16-43-92_zps9431c028.png

LOOKING NORTHEAST:

CMNormandy2014-01-0620-16-50-13_zps855487aa.png

LOOKING SOUTHEAST:

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-17-05-25_zps9ead6632.png

CLOSE IN PICTURES:

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-26-25-51_zps252919fa.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-24-52-66_zpse6573ccf.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-21-27-22_zps1c95592c.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-21-13-80_zpsa8b284f7.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-21-08-34_zps318c8306.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-20-35-40_zpsb00b7156.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-20-15-96_zps712522f3.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-20-01-53_zps720d44d7.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-19-51-82_zpsf674b216.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-19-40-28_zps0d32d2b7.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-19-11-57_zpse90a4371.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-18-55-66_zps12e185d1.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-18-33-39_zps06421bd9.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-18-16-74_zpsb8e4540a.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0620-22-40-38_zps01b68260.png

AND FINALLY SAY HELLO TO PANZER LEHR:

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0518-44-40-03_zpsab0e6647.png

http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y375/RepsolCBR/CMNormandy2014-01-0518-31-17-12_zps3fe6411e.png

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Outstanding work!

Did you also use the 1940s French aerial photos or just modern Google Earth?

It's really worth using the photos as overlay sources too, if you can, because the fields and landscape of Normandy have changed enormously since the war -- much wartime bocage has been removed, and the Caen area has seen lots of suburban development over the decades.

I'm sure Los will take great interest, since he's got a campaign going just nearby as we speak and using a version of my Juvigny-to-Fontenay map.

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Thank you, guys , for your kind Words...

This is good stuff, we are fighting our Tilly campaign to the east of here around Fontenoy and Juvignes and perhaps when this is released the RWR will make it this far...

Los

You guys are most welcome to have a go at this map. I have been following your adventures to the east. It's a good read and i wish the Winniepeggers the best of luck !

Outstanding work!

Did you also use the 1940s French aerial photos or just modern Google Earth?

It's really worth using the photos as overlay sources too, if you can, because the fields and landscape of Normandy have changed enormously since the war -- much wartime bocage has been removed, and the Caen area has seen lots of suburban development over the decades.

I'm sure Los will take great interest, since he's got a campaign going just nearby as we speak and using a version of my Juvigny-to-Fontenay map

With this map i have only used google-maps as a refrence but having aerial photos from the actual fighting sure would be a good thing...

Do you have any good links to where i might find photos like that or should i just google and try to find some ?

That maps has a great atmosphere about it. Very nice. Glad to hear the map editor isn't as hard to work with as sometimes said.

The mapeditor might seem a little difficult at first but if you just give it a chans i Think its realy nice.

The map-overlay is a great help, contourlines are easy to use and the linedrawing function for roads, bocage, fences and walls helps alot.

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Thank you, guys , for your kind Words...

You guys are most welcome to have a go at this map. I have been following your adventures to the east. It's a good read and i wish the Winniepeggers the best of luck !

With this map i have only used google-maps as a refrence but having aerial photos from the actual fighting sure would be a good thing...

Do you have any good links to where i might find photos like that or should i just google and try to find some ?

This post has the link and instructions for the French map/aerial photos site. The site has changed a bit since then, but if you understand a bit of French you should be able to work it out. You can download the 1947 1:25,000 images for free. You just need to convert them into regular jpegs and then place them as overlays on your Google Earth area. Then take your screenshots and use them as another source image.

Good luck!

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Keep at it, man. we need the new blood to squash all the doomsayers. Looks sweet. Good work!

Mord.

Thanks, Mord...

The map is comming along nicely. I think i will have Tilly finished today and after that i will spend a day or two on final tweaking before i upload the map to the repository...

WELCOME TO TILLY...

CMNormandy2014-01-0808-35-03-35_zps82c8ba4d.png

CMNormandy2014-01-0808-34-20-29_zps985d3ca1.png

CMNormandy2014-01-0808-34-00-31_zpsa1a912a0.png

CMNormandy2014-01-0808-33-41-61_zps4be148ff.png

CMNormandy2014-01-0808-33-13-84_zps2d9889fc.png

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This post has the link and instructions for the French map/aerial photos site. The site has changed a bit since then, but if you understand a bit of French you should be able to work it out. You can download the 1947 1:25,000 images for free. You just need to convert them into regular jpegs and then place them as overlays on your Google Earth area. Then take your screenshots and use them as another source image.

Good luck!

Hello, Broadsword56

I have been looking at the site but it is a bit complicated to navigate when i don't speak a single word of french...

I think i will try to google some pictures when i start my next project.

Many thanks for the tip though !

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Wow ! Thoose pictures are really nice...

For sure a VERY good map could be made using thoose...Using them with my current map would however mean an almost complete remake of the map. I just finished this one tonight (only minor tweaks here and there left to do).

I will upload this one tomorrow 'as is' to the repository but maybe i could trouble you for som help with photographs when i decide to start a new map project ?

Best regards, Repsol

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