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'Old handdrawn' TACTICAL MAP mapmakers tutorial...


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Hello...
 
I'm currently working on a campaign for CMRT and i came up with an idea that i wanted my briefing screens to look a bit more 'old time'...
 
I posted a few pictures of this in my WIP campaign thread and i got a request to do a small tutorial on how i did these pictures...
 
 
I think the hastely, handdrawn feeling to these pictures fits better into the WW2 timeframe then the 'standard' tactical maps...
 
If you to like these...Here is how i did it with only a few mouse clicks...using PHOTOBUCKETS picture editor...
 
 
First...Make a basic 'handdrawn' tactical map in PAINT (or any other paint program...)
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Then load that picture into the EDITOR...
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Hand drawn small tactical sketch  are perfect for a WW II scenario. Your map RepsolCBR is very clear and has all the information that a junior leader would need to defend and or attack with his company and or platoon.

More, they are close to what was done at the time, when a map in the more detailed scale was not available.

For example in Normandy a Michelin map was used, showing the villages and the roads. A hand drawn map was however done, since on it were marked the latest Intel about the enemy whereabouts , the paths, the sunken lanes and all information from scout patrols and observation that could be of some help.

The only thing that might prevent me of doing a hand drawn map is, that I am not sure to do it as well as you did it. Pretty good job you did RepsolCBR.

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