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As a wargamer, I like the massiveness of ww2 Eastern Front battles. I've very interested in games like Turning the Tables, Ring of Fire: The Fourth Battle for Kharkov, August 1943, A Victory Lost. But I'm somewhat dazzled by the place & time. How does it fit in the bigger context? Third Battle of Karkov? What were the other two? Gorky Station? Is that a place? How does the map of AVL compare to Ring of Fire?

So I'm thinking about a way to make the subject of the game more transparant. I'm thinking of a map (world map, European map) where a rectangle shows the game board. (Something like the TV news, were you know at a glace about what part of the world they're talking about) In the map, a date or time frame. If this could be saved as an image, it would be (IMO) a great addition to the pics galery, so you know where & when this game takes place.

I could dabble around using Paint Shop Pro, Google Maps, Visio & the like. But that would all be very rudimentary. So my questions:

1)- would such maps interest you?
2)- does anyone have a good idea to create this in way that can be used for multiple wargames?


This might also be used for other games, think 1830: Railways & Robber Barons or Formula Dé or any other game of which the gameboard(s) depict some real world part.

(Originally posted in the wargaming forum, http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/4020242#4020242 )
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Doublepost this message, also 'stolen' from above mentioned thread:

As an example, I made one for A Victory Lost using, as said, Google Maps, Visio and Paint Shop Pro.


However, I'm more thinking along the lines of a widget, or something in Java, that could make this, in stead of this labor intensive way. And although I'm an Office savy and can do things with Excel that dazzle most people, I have absolutely no knowledge of web widgets, Java &the like. Pics like this are (relatively) easy for me to make, but making a tool with which to make pics like this?...
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