I created a frame and Extra Zones section on the side of the game to provide space for small territories.
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Posts made by alphacentaurus
RE: The French
@FieldMarshalGames : I like your suggestion. I think that this is a good and simple way to represent the French forces who continued to fight after the surrender of Paris.
@Young Grasshopper : As a matter of fact you’re right too. There is so many details of history that could have a place is this game. It’s ok to have a set of rules as faithful to reality as possible but don’t forget it’s only a board game.
Personally when I want to play a game that is 100% faithful to historical fact I play a tabletop RPG…I use the GURPS system by Steve Jackson Games. It is so realistic that I can really have the feeling I’m part of it…there is nothing best !!
RE: Double Dice Tray and Combat Zone
Alpha looked at your site. Very nice. The one with the Axis and Allies printed is SWEET. You should sell these I think you might have some support. Put up a poll to see if people would buy. I personally would buy one.
Thanks a lot! I don’t know if I would be ready to sell them because they would be expensive. This takes a long time to build and it is more a hobby for me this is why I put the details on my site.
RE: Available AAG1940 2cm Roundels Stickers
Yes, you are right. That is the problem with my iphoto program, no guides to keep them properly aligned. However, I had another idea that might work for me if I ever need to make more. I could simply delete one row and make a small sheet of 20 instead of 24. That way I would have more space to move the rest in and they wouldn’t be so close. Getting the punch centered just right is pretty tricky too. Sometimes I could swear it looked just right then I punch it out and it’s just a bit off center. Still looks good, just not perfect.
I’m glad you like my work. I’ve already got a couple of ideas to make them even better. I was thinking maybe this is something I might even be able to sell. I know there were some other players that were interested in swastika roundels. Maybe if some others wanted them but don’t want to go to the trouble of making them themselves. For the moment, I need to research some supplies and try out my ideas to see what I can come up with in the way of a better finished product.
Thanks again for the original template. I wouldn’t have even gotten this far if not for you.
No prob men. If you need some tips or something photoshop ask me. If you want to sell your roundels I thinks you’ll have to come with a process that is fast, cost effective and that offers a good product. I do free lance web programming at 40$ an hour so like you I don’t want to spend the evening is the basement for 2$ an hour
RE: Available AAG1940 2cm Roundels Stickers
Hello alphacentaurus. I appreciate you letting us download your roundels template. I wanted to share with you what I accomplished with them. I wanted some Nazi roundels but had no place to find them.
What I did is downloaded your template and brought it up in a program called iphoto plus. There I was able to change it from a sheet of 24 different roundels to 24 Nazi roundels, although I didn’t quite get it as straight as I wanted. Some of the roundels were closer to each other than others were. Then I printed them out using a 3.5x5" setting which shrunk the image down a little. At 4x6", they were 2 cm and really too big. At 3.5x5", they were actually a little smaller than I wanted but it worked for me. Now the red ring simply has an outer white ring as well. You see, 2 cm is a little bigger than either HBG’s roundels or WOTC’s roundels, which are about 1.8 - 1.9 cm or roughly 3/4".
Next, I printed them up on a self adhesive sheet that I use for mailing labels. I took the cardboard backing off of a legal pad which I didn’t think was quite thick enough. So I took a very thin sheet of cardboard and glued it to the thicker cardboard. Together they were just about perfect. I attached the self adhesive sheet to the cardboard then used a 3/4" steel hollow punch to punch them out. Like I said before, some were a little close to each other so some of them ended up with a small “divet” on one side, but it didn’t affect the roundel itself, just the outer white circle. Not all of them are totally centered either, but overall I think I did a pretty good job. I ended up with 96 total.
I have half a mind to see if this is something I could actually sell to some other gamers. Probably not though. This was more of a fun project for myself. Not sure if I would want to make it into some kind of business thing, however small it might be. Plus, those small defects in certain of them that I mentioned probably wouldn’t go over very well with people that were actually paying for them. So I would have to find some way of adjusting it so they all came out perfect, or close to it.
So, what do you think of them ? I took 3 pics; first showing them getting made, next is finished product and last in play on the game board.
Wow I think you did a great job!
Using the large sticker sheet and using a punch is great if you want a lot of stickers or you don’t want to bother with the small sheets getting stuck in the printer…this is my main problem.
The reason why your roundels are not aligned is probably because your iphoto doesn’t have guides so you can align them properly…but it’s not an issue if you manage to punch them out correctly.
What I do is print the roundels on the Avery stickers and stick them on Bingo chips…strangely they are just the right size and thickness! Maybe I’ll try your technique to…I’ll give you some news.
Thanks for using them