As I started preparing for an ACW game, it came to me that I was getting off track. The plan was to have my 1/72 ACW provide a different kind of game from the 54mm mid 19thC armies but instead, I appeared to be heading full tilt towards playing one of my usual scenarios with my usual rules but with 18 little guys in a hex instead of 4 big ones.
I decided to change course by designing a scenario based on an historical ACW action. Having found a suitable one, I started trying to convert an old map from my pdf of Vol2 of Battles and Leaders directly onto the hexes on my table. Arrrrgggghhhh!
I needed to make a map.......a hex map....
|One map hex = one table hex, one regiment per hex, haven't actually translated it to the table yet.|
Which is where the downloading came in:
So now, armed with a map, I can start laying out the battlefield.
Hmm, trees, more trees, and ...oh, of course, more trees! If I'm going to do ACW battles in 1/72, I'm going need more trees!!! Still, the game must go on! I have a plan, but that's for the next post, along with some consideration of rules ....