Monday, September 24, 2012
D-Day Maps and Groundscale Questions
maps of Omaha beach. I don't anticipate doing bluffs for a while, but I made sure and saved copies of this for when I do.
A nice modern picture of the length of Omaha beach, showing the bluffs.
I have ordered some Hotz fields, and bought some thin scouring pads to make small, non-hedgerow fields. I'm considering doing some Utah flooded fields...but the telescoping FoW ground scale is kind of throwing me off. I initially didn't think the game scale would extend into the flooded fields, but I read in the FoW rulebook that 24" in a half mile...what is five feet? Miles? Heck, I may need the FAR side of the flooded fields... Does that make sense? No, because then by width, I'm covering all of Utah beach and then some! Kinda strange. But it would give an excuse to have paratroopers...
Ed: I think the thing to do is treat it as roughly tank skirmish groundscale, with the scaling only affecting the shooting ranges. And try not to think too hard about it.