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BattleTech Game Systems => Strategic Combat => Topic started by: Alexander Knight on 08 October 2015, 19:55:29

Title: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Alexander Knight on 08 October 2015, 19:55:29
Glorious comrades, I bring great news!  No longer must you toil under the oppression of not having a hex map to plot your conquest of the Inner Sphere!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tiiy0s5xjqgmscm/3025%20Final.png?dl=0

(because it's too big for attachments)

EDIT:
File modified to add La Grave.  Dunno how I missed it before.
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: ScrapYardArmory on 08 October 2015, 21:31:47
Nicely done!

And 15.6 megs!  How did you generate it?
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Alexander Knight on 08 October 2015, 22:03:03
Hexographer.  On the plus side, each hex is 1.25" and 300 dpi.  It's also relatively easy to alter the map for different eras.
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Atlas3060 on 08 October 2015, 23:00:34
You are doing good works here.
I shall conquer planets in your name good sir.

Also I think you just answered my question on "Interstellar hexes" in the rules question forum.
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Pyro on 10 October 2015, 16:06:15
https://www.dropbox.com/s/covdxmmlauhdp22/3052-complete-v2.png?dl=0

I managed to shake down Alexander Knight for his master file.  Without any further ado, here's my derivative map with 3052 borders and a few extra worlds added in.  Enjoy!

EDIT:
Was missing a couple of planet dots from the recoloring.  Added them back in.
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: mikecj on 10 October 2015, 16:10:40
Nice!
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Alexander Knight on 17 October 2015, 01:20:36
Sample from the VASSAL module with unit icons.


(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4240188/Sample.png)
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Motsognir on 17 October 2015, 11:30:40
That looks great.
Has it been uploaded yet to the VASSAL module list? Or is it still a work in progress?
I took a quick look and couldn't see it.
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Alexander Knight on 17 October 2015, 22:17:56
I'll provide a link to the module in this thread soon.  I'll also accept images for units and the like to be added into future versions.
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Alexander Knight on 19 October 2015, 20:46:32
Here is a link to the VASSAL module I created.  At this stage it's basically a mapboard for you to move regiments from world to world on.  The 3025testgame save should have all the 'mech (and aerospace for the OWA) formations placed already.

Feedback welcome!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4240188/ISaW.7z
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Red Pins on 19 October 2015, 21:12:44
Wait - what?

Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: WarChild on 24 October 2015, 14:10:35
Really nice work, Alexander!

A request, if I may: Any chance you could post up a blank map with all the hexes and planets on it? (i.e. the same map just without any house territory coloring on it.) That would be great to use for a campaign to constantly trace and update the territory gains/losses of the various houses as time progresses.

If you can, thanks, in advance!
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: YingJanshi on 24 October 2015, 14:16:12
Oh, these are awesome!! Thank you so much!! ;D O0
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Alexander Knight on 24 October 2015, 14:50:07
A request, if I may: Any chance you could post up a blank map with all the hexes and planets on it? (i.e. the same map just without any house territory coloring on it.) That would be great to use for a campaign to constantly trace and update the territory gains/losses of the various houses as time progresses.

That would sadly require redoing almost the entire map in the program I'm using.  It might be possible to get something like that by using a paint program and "fill" commands.
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Red Pins on 25 October 2015, 00:51:43
It sure looks impressive - how do I use it?  Can you provide instructions?
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Gaifin on 08 November 2015, 19:28:25
This is great! you have done a wonderful job thank you for doing this
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Wrangler on 28 January 2016, 23:49:48
Great Job!  Question how do get Vassal?
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Alexander Knight on 29 January 2016, 15:41:07
Great Job!  Question how do get Vassal?

Here you go

http://www.vassalengine.org/
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Mishkin on 01 February 2016, 12:26:38
Thank you for creating this, Alexander.  Much appreciated.

~M
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: slashandburn777 on 23 March 2016, 10:31:15
Thanks a bunch for creating this map. I'm trying to modify it slightly for a game of mine currently set after the war of 3039. Could you tell me how many hexes you used to make it easier for me to do in hexographer? I appreciate any assistance you can provide.
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Alexander Knight on 25 March 2016, 00:13:29
The map in Hexographer is 233 by 179 hexes, with Terra in hex 102 90
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: slashandburn777 on 25 March 2016, 15:45:08
Thanks a lot man.
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: slashandburn777 on 25 March 2016, 16:23:30
sorry to be a pain but could you also tell me the size of the hexes. I'm having some trouble duplicating it into hexographer.
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Alexander Knight on 25 March 2016, 17:30:26
Hex width is 48 px and Hex Height is 42 px.
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: SCC on 29 April 2016, 07:04:37
Alexander, your map gives me a few questions, and I hope someone can answer them:

1) How close to official are these maps? If I tried to use them for a game how would things turn out?

2) Canonically Tikinov is a Regional Capital for the CC, what do people think would happen if the FS where to capture it? Just it by the way, not the rest of the Region, would it still get the Regional Capital RP boost?
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Alexander Knight on 29 April 2016, 12:29:41
1.)  Pretty close to official.  There's a few mistakes that will be corrected in the next version.

2.)  It would lose the regional capital RP if captured.
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Snuglninja on 20 September 2017, 08:26:18
The link to the map is dead. Anyone else have it?
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: The Purist on 20 September 2017, 10:57:13
Go to the battletech website here:

http://bg.battletech.com/downloads/

scroll down to the maps and you can download maps for the 1st and 2nd SW and one for 3025
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Onion2112 on 13 March 2018, 00:13:28
I don't know if anyone would be interested but here is a portion of my own 3145 map for ISaW.
Happy to put more up.

It is in 6 parts, mainly for my own printing purposes - I do have an overall copy, but this is too large a file to post on here.

Not as good quality as the ones released by CGL, although it is created from the map in FM:3145.

On and off for the past year I have been working on a scenario set in 3145, focussing on the conquest or defence of the Federated Suns. With 4 playable factions (FS, CC DC and Raven Alliance, plus Filtvelt as a sub faction controlled by the FS player).

I'd say its about 60-70% complete. I have come up with ACS spreadsheets for each faction, plus units for Wolfs Dragoons and other famous mercenaries, as well as generic forces.

I've done some work on new unit construction tables for each faction (ie Trinaries for Ravens, purchasing of combined arms regiments or augmented CCAF Regiments, Battlearmour regiments.)

I have been working on my own rules around Pocket Warships and their construction.

Its all turned into a bit of a semi obsession.

Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Onion2112 on 13 March 2018, 20:33:54
Ill post the rest of this map
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: Onion2112 on 13 March 2018, 20:34:42
page 3 of 6
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Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: ScrapYardArmory on 16 March 2018, 09:52:42
Awesome work Onion!
Title: Re: Inner Sphere at War Map
Post by: mikecj on 16 March 2018, 14:14:57
Thanks for sharing!