After a great deal of flaffing about with maps, scales, hex sheets and my table, I decided that there had to be a better way. Not only was I starting to spin some mental tires, there was also a metaphorical smell of burning brain cells.
What I wanted to end up with, was a hex map with terrain and troop deployments marked on it. I had been attempting to compare, combine and transfer by hand to a printed sheet of hexes, variously scaled ( and not scaled) maps. My Chromebook and I are both a little behind the latest technology and lacking in CPU power these days and we won't talk about the various (censored) android devices available. I don't want to change my technology, except for an overdue but planned upgraded replacement for my Chromebook before summer, but do want to exercise my brain without straining it to the break point as I weaken the rust in the cogs.
So there I was staring at a sheet of hex paper and various maps including the American Battlefield Trust one which had regimental positions marked on it and at last the light bulb came on. Instead of trying to trace it, why don't I just crop my downloaded copy, scale it and print it onto one of the sheets of hexes that I had printed?
Easy peasy. Lets see how it goes...Oh..ummh...., I set up the battlefield with the Yanks against the wall Didn't think about that. Should have just put the Rebs against the wall. ...Sorry!
|Not perfect but good enough for my purpose.|
Did I mention that I need more trees? I wonder if I could get away with a mere 2 dozen more for now? That should give me 1 tree per woods hex. In the meantime I'm also using 2d woods hex markers.