Nice work @ari236
You can use Gimp as a great free software to make your maps
And I agree with Gimp. That’s the tool I used for working on my map files.
Where is the link to buy the latest map ( the one with the railway)
i only got this…https://shop.x-raypad.com/custom-axis-allies-g40-play-mat/
@Imperious-Leader I was looking for the file only. Your link seems to be the printed board?
Still waiting for reply on email. Hope ill reach him
Axis & Allies Club Danmark
I bought it! And its the best god damn 20 USD I ever spend in my life! THANKS @siredblood
The PSD file with layers would be nice. If I have to pay extra its ok. Is it possible?
@SGT-Pitbull I begged him to let me pay him more for the PSD files but he resisted. I guess someone stole it and posted a high-res version online. I talked to the company and got them to take down the high res version, but I still wasn’t able to get the layered PSD files. I ended up having to do a lot of hacking on my own to get the countries split up, but I was able to tweak the map for easy tournament rules setup. Everything is color coded and shows what units set up there, etc. it would have saved me literally at least a dozen hours if I could have just grabbed the layers. Pro Tip: If you download the PDF of the official Axis and Allies rules you can open them in Illustrator (or Affinity Designer which is what I use) and select the unit pictures and circular disks for flags and such and just copy-paste them as vectors! Screen Shot 2020-01-17 at 8.18.27 AM.png
Thats nice makes it easy for set up! and i like the colored areas to indicate ownership
Someone asked for more closeups. The tricky things I found were regions that have troops from multiple regions. Also the cruisers and destroyers are hard to tell apart from the picture, as well as the tactical bombers. I’ve put letters next to the boats and a letter T on the tactical bombers. I haven’t done another print test with the latest though so I might need to be more explicit with the bombers.
@Imperious-Leader As a note, I’m 90% sure that those people at x-RayPad.com don’t have the rights to sell that map, and you have to buy it from Sired. He’s just a guy so he can’t fight them for having stolen it, but I’m pretty sure they don’t have a deal with him to use his artwork, and he put a LOT of work into it.
I did buy it, im just intrigued by your ideas on improvement.
@Imperious-Leader cool. I just wanted to make sure anyone who saw this thread knew that link was to a stolen copy of someone’s work.
@jasonondesign is Sired still selling it? I’ve reached out to him a couple of times but haven’t heard back. It’s an impressive map, but only willing to get it with permission.
I also tried to reach out ( well i paid anyway) Be patient. I like the version with the setup printed to make it easier…
@buddytoliver Yeah but he’s got a busy day-job, so sometimes it takes him a few days or even a week to get back in touch.
Can anyone give me a rough idea of how much this would cost to print?
For me 3’ x 6’ on vinyl 75.00. 3mm styrene 95.00
Probably more by you.
@trent15 I just printed them on banners for like $45 each. I went through a few iterations with the color coding and the initial placement layouts and such. It’s not as nice, but it’s cheep and super awesome to play on.
@jasonondesign Good idea, thanks for info. I appreciate it. I love the map but trying to decide if the cost to print will be worth it. Do you roll it up when in storage?
I have quickly (and I mean quickly) glanced at all of the replies on this topic. About 9+ months ago I posted (on youtube) some work that I spent well over 1.5+ years researching and documenting WWII information and placing it on Siredbloods awesome map. My version includes details such as; where approx 750+ warships were sunk, 5000+ ships sunk by submarines, casualty counts for battles fought and their locations, where massacres took place, concentration and extermination camps, and many more items related to the history of WWII. I have recently posted my 3rd version of it a few months back to which I am very happy to share with the community under really ONE condition. You must first send Siredblood $20 USD for his hard work (siredblood AT yahoo DOT com). This will get you access to all his map versions. Once I have confirmation (email address below), which is typically a screenshot of your Paypal confirmation to him, I will add you to MY google drive for access. I get nothing out of this but the satisfaction that others will be experiencing a very interesting way to play this awesome game. Check out my latest version of the map on my youtube channel here >> https://youtu.be/_vbnqmpRdB4. If you look on my channel you will get a much deeper dive in the earlier versions of the map where I discuss in more depth what I did.
The map you will see in the videos above was printed at about 85" x 39" on scrim vinyl. At this size, the cost has been around $120-$160 depending on the person calculating the size. Others have printed it at smaller sizes with complete success to include OOB size of 70" x 32". OOB size would be around $80-$90.
My email address is thedano1965 AT GMAIL DOT COMMMmmmm
Let me know if you have any questions.
@jasonondesign … I really like the subtle adds you have done to this map. great job
Where is the version that uses color to indicate the various factions? It like disappeared
The colored factions is one I made based on Sired’s map. If you send me proof that you purchased the original from Sired (Paypal receipt is good) I’ll send you my doctored Map.
Hey guys… I just made available the OOB version of the G40 map in the BBR theme with all of my WWII details. So if you have purchased Siredblood’s map and want the OOB G40 version but still want the BBR look and feel of the map, just send me proof that you purchased his map and I will add you to my GDrive.
Here it is: https://youtu.be/Cciy6JwhvZw
@jasonondesign were you able to load the map onto the site? My file for the map is way too large.