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    nickv2002 reacted to Tvboy in 3-player Skirmish Map   
    The custom map thread got me inspired again to try to create a feasible 3-player map, even though we all know it's impossible. But I went and started messing around in vassal again, mainly focusing on core tiles and still coming up against the same problems as before, so I looked to see if the expansions had anything I could use, mainly Jabba's Realm and Heart of the Empire since those are the 2 most popular expansions right now. Jabbas Realm actually had a piece that fit and solved one of my problems, and having the extra small 2x2 pieces also gave me more options. After messing around for a couple of hours, I think I actually have something that could work. 
    I really like the idea of the losing player being able to partially reshape the map at the end of the round to help them maybe catch up in the next round. Would love to hear people's thoughts on this. 

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    nickv2002 got a reaction from thestag in Imperial Assault Printable Skirmish Map Project   
    @Fightwookies found a mistake in the Tarkin Labs map with the position of the experimental weapons next to the yellow console on the minimap. Sorry that this mistake wasn't caught earlier, but luckily is was symmetric and should have had only a minimal effect on gameplay. Here's the fixed & updated map:

    Note that the updated map has indicators overlaid onto the main map to help differentiate it from the previous version. I also bumped the text size of the instructions to be the same size as newer printouts since there was plenty of room.
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    nickv2002 got a reaction from thestag in Imperial Assault Printable Skirmish Map Project   
    @Fightwookies found a mistake in the Tarkin Labs map with the position of the experimental weapons next to the yellow console on the minimap. Sorry that this mistake wasn't caught earlier, but luckily is was symmetric and should have had only a minimal effect on gameplay. Here's the fixed & updated map:

    Note that the updated map has indicators overlaid onto the main map to help differentiate it from the previous version. I also bumped the text size of the instructions to be the same size as newer printouts since there was plenty of room.
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    nickv2002 got a reaction from a1bert in Imperial Assault Printable Skirmish Map Project   
    The final map from Lothal is ready! Again thanks to scans from @leacher and @Oslatir along with lots of image editing work from @lorunks and particularly @fabiofotomoto I’m pleased to have a version of the Imperial Tower skirmish map from Thrawn's pack ready:

    (Woah, 2 floors is different! 😳)
    You can find the full res version and printing instructions on the project website. I've updated all the printable strips for Lothal and the full set of all maps too. JSON metadata is also complete for @kingargyle streaming software.
    BTW: I got my printouts for some maps on this wave a few weeks ago: the tweaks we made with larger font sizes and on-map indicators are a nice upgrade. Maybe worth upgrading previous maps... someday.
    As for the 4 player map from HotE, I'm kinda burned out right now but if someone wants to take charge of editing tiles and assembling, you're welcome to get in touch so I can share the files with you.
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    nickv2002 got a reaction from Fourtytwo in anybody ever make their own maps?   
    And if you want 300DPI assets, all the tiles have been scanned for the Skirmish map project.
    Many have been edited down to the individual tiles, though other's remain scans. DM me for an invite.
     
     
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    nickv2002 reacted to Fourtytwo in anybody ever make their own maps?   
    I did, here's an example:

     
    I 've also written scenarios for my custom maps, but I need to translate them from German to English first.
     
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    nickv2002 reacted to a1bert in anybody ever make their own maps?   
    The Vassal IA Campaign module for designing (64dpi), something else to create printable. Or if you print it yourself, 64dpi is probably okay.
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    nickv2002 reacted to Tvboy in Is it advisable to learn the game via skirmish, or better to start with campaign missions?   
    Skirmish is a good way to learn the basics even if you're going to be playing campaign. 
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    nickv2002 reacted to Trevize84 in Is it advisable to learn the game via skirmish, or better to start with campaign missions?   
    The advantage of learning the game starting with skirmish is that you don't spoil the entire campaign because of early mistakes applying basic rules
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    nickv2002 reacted to Tvboy in Is it advisable to learn the game via skirmish, or better to start with campaign missions?   
    Skirmish also throws less rules at you at the start. Things get more complicated once you add in the extra rules for campaign like endurance, resting, multiple attacks, strain, strain movement, strain recovery, attribute tests, imperial class cards, imperial threat, etc and it can be a lot to take in at the same time you're trying to just learn the base rules. 
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    nickv2002 reacted to Trevize84 in Imperial Assault Printable Skirmish Map Project   
    I believe it will rotate few weeks prior Worlds.
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    nickv2002 reacted to Fightwookies in Imperial Assault Printable Skirmish Map Project   
    two of those maps will be the same, and it will likely be Lothal Wastes rotating in for Mos Eisley back alleys, followed relatively soon by the map from the Maul pack. I say print them all, haha.
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    nickv2002 got a reaction from a1bert in Imperial Assault Printable Skirmish Map Project   
    The final map from Lothal is ready! Again thanks to scans from @leacher and @Oslatir along with lots of image editing work from @lorunks and particularly @fabiofotomoto I’m pleased to have a version of the Imperial Tower skirmish map from Thrawn's pack ready:

    (Woah, 2 floors is different! 😳)
    You can find the full res version and printing instructions on the project website. I've updated all the printable strips for Lothal and the full set of all maps too. JSON metadata is also complete for @kingargyle streaming software.
    BTW: I got my printouts for some maps on this wave a few weeks ago: the tweaks we made with larger font sizes and on-map indicators are a nice upgrade. Maybe worth upgrading previous maps... someday.
    As for the 4 player map from HotE, I'm kinda burned out right now but if someone wants to take charge of editing tiles and assembling, you're welcome to get in touch so I can share the files with you.
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    nickv2002 got a reaction from a1bert in Imperial Assault Printable Skirmish Map Project   
    The final map from Lothal is ready! Again thanks to scans from @leacher and @Oslatir along with lots of image editing work from @lorunks and particularly @fabiofotomoto I’m pleased to have a version of the Imperial Tower skirmish map from Thrawn's pack ready:

    (Woah, 2 floors is different! 😳)
    You can find the full res version and printing instructions on the project website. I've updated all the printable strips for Lothal and the full set of all maps too. JSON metadata is also complete for @kingargyle streaming software.
    BTW: I got my printouts for some maps on this wave a few weeks ago: the tweaks we made with larger font sizes and on-map indicators are a nice upgrade. Maybe worth upgrading previous maps... someday.
    As for the 4 player map from HotE, I'm kinda burned out right now but if someone wants to take charge of editing tiles and assembling, you're welcome to get in touch so I can share the files with you.
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    nickv2002 reacted to ManateeX in Map rotation   
    For now it's still Mos Eisley, Uscru and Tarkin.  It's assumed that Lothal will be next because it's been announced and released as a mat, but there's been no word yet on when that rotation will actually happen.
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    nickv2002 reacted to Tvboy in Skirmish Map ratings   
    Well, I didn't say it was imbalanced against melee lists. Vader and Jets/Riots were extremely strong on Shielded, even against Rangers. Alliance Smugglers and and Ugnauts were similarly imbalanced on Raining Freight. And the deployment zones were clearly imbalanced, one side got to advance up the map with near impunity thanks to multiple hiding spots right outside of the deployment zone while the other side had zero places to hide their figures, not to mention being forced to deal with an extremely narrow deployment zone that also annoying terrain right in the middle of it and having one of the 4 objectives being inaccessible round 1 without a mobile figure. 
    You're right that everyone is entitled to their opinion though. Nal Hutta was okay. As long you got the red deployment zone or had Jets.
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    nickv2002 reacted to IndyPendant in Skirmish Map ratings   
    Here's a WIP -very- rough categorization I've been working on.  No descriptions as to why I chose them yet, and it's entirely possible I could reconsider some of them.  Generally speaking: most of the good are reasonably balanced and/or have interesting mechanics that switch things up; the middle category I either can't quite visualize or want a few play throughs before I decide; and most of the bad either -highly- favour one style of play (such as long range) and/or are way too random to be playable.  I'm also open to disagreeing viewpoints!
    One thing that surprised me: I expected, before making this list, a lot more maps to land in the 'bad' category. ; )
    Good:
    01 / Core Set / Mos Eisley Outskirts
    02 / Hero Luke / Moisture Farm
    03 / Vader / Massassi Ruins
    06 / Rebel Troopers / Geonosis Foundry
    08 / Weiss / Imperial Research Lab
    09 / RG Champion / Kuat Space Station
    10 / IG-88 / Ord Mantell Junkyard
    11 / Twin Shadows / Mos Eisley Cantina
    15 / Stormtroopers / Training Ground
    19 / Leia / Nelvaanian Warzone
    23 / Smuggler / Imperial Command Hub
    24 / Bantha Rider / Coruscant Landfill
    27 / Agent Blaise / ISB Headquarters
    30 / Obi-Wan / Anchorhead Bar
    33 / Jabba's Realm / Pit of Karkoon
    35 / Rangers / Nal Hutta Swamps
    37 / Jabba / Jabba's Palace
    38 / BT-1 / Tarkin Initiative Labs
    39 / Jawa / Mos Eisley Back Alleys
    41 / Heart of the Empire / 30th Floor Plaza
    42 / Ahsoka / Uscru Entertainment District
    XX / Hondo / Friend for Hire
    XX / Thrawn / Imperial Tower
    XX / Ezra and Kanan / Lothal Battlefront
    XX / Sabine and Zeb / Devaron Garrison
    Borderline/Not Sure:
    04 / Han / Corellian Underground
    16 / Wookiee Warriors / Development Facility
    18 / Return to Hoth / Echo Base
    25 / Bespin Gambit / Bespin Tibanna Facility
    31 / Grand Inquisitor / Kashyyyk Station
    44 / Palpatine / Coruscant Senate Office
    XX / Tyrants of Lothal / Lothal Wastes
    Bad:
    05 / Chewbacca / Imperial Labour Camp
    07 / Rebel Sabs / Endor Wilderness
    12 / R2-D2 / Wasteland Outpost
    13 / Kayn / Tython Meditation Field
    14 / Boba Fett / Imperial Space Station
    17 / Hired Guns / Sewers of Nar Shaddaa
    20 / Echo Base Troopers / Hoth Weather Shelter
    21 / Sorin / Climate Research Camp
    22 / Dengar / Hoth Battle Station (Man, this guy just can't catch a break!)
    26 / Lando / Lothal Safehouse
    28 / ISB Infiltrators / ISB Training Grounds
    29 / Bossk / Wasskah Hunting Ground
    32 / Greedo / Hangar Bay
    34 / Jedi Luke / The Dune Sea
    36 / Terro / Endor Defense Station
    40 / Hera / Copper Base, Atollon
    43 / Maul / Coruscant Back Alleys
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    nickv2002 got a reaction from wannabepudge in Imperial Assault Printable Skirmish Map Project   
    Again thanks to scans from @leacher and @Oslatir along with lots of image editing work from @lorunks and particularly @fabiofotomoto I’m pleased to have a version of the Devaron Garrioson skirmish map from Sabine and Zeb's pack ready:

    (Nice compact map 😀)
    You can find the full res version and printing instructions on the project website. I also updated the printable strips so you can print the current-ish tournament rotation of Uscru-Tarkin-Lothal as well as the 4 current Lothal-wave maps (only 1 more Lothal maps to create).
    @Isnigu, in the Lothal wave I increased the font size for the rules. I'm waiting for my prints to arrive soon to see how it turns out, but let me know if it helps if you have before/after to compare.
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    nickv2002 got a reaction from a1bert in Imperial Assault Printable Skirmish Map Project   
    I added doors (though not to the printable strips yet, I'll pick up those changes in the next Lothal map generation). You may need to refresh the page to see changes here.
    Interestingly, the door between the outdoor and indoor areas is incorrectly placed in the middle of a space (see picture). @a1bert and I agreed it made more sense moved towards the indoor area so I did so on my map. LMK if there's an official ruling that moves it elsewhere though.  

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    nickv2002 got a reaction from a1bert in Imperial Assault Printable Skirmish Map Project   
    I added doors (though not to the printable strips yet, I'll pick up those changes in the next Lothal map generation). You may need to refresh the page to see changes here.
    Interestingly, the door between the outdoor and indoor areas is incorrectly placed in the middle of a space (see picture). @a1bert and I agreed it made more sense moved towards the indoor area so I did so on my map. LMK if there's an official ruling that moves it elsewhere though.  

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    nickv2002 reacted to ricope in Imperial Assault Printable Skirmish Map Project   
    I think we're missing door info on the mini-map of Devaron Garrison (mission B)
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    nickv2002 reacted to Isnigu in Imperial Assault Printable Skirmish Map Project   
    I just had all2playermaps 4, 6 and 8 printed, and they turned out great! Thank you everyone involved for all your effort.
    One point of feedback: on the mission text the black tends to bleed a bit into the white lettering, making them rather faint. Would emboldening the letters so they stand out a bit more be an option?
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    nickv2002 got a reaction from Teowulff in Imperial Assault Printable Skirmish Map Project   
    New Orders and Board Wars podcasts are working together to bring you the Imperial Assault Skirmish Map Project. The project continues the lovely work started by @ibsh to create beautiful images for every Imperial Assault Skirmish Map. These maps serve two purposes:
    Skirmish maps have been added to the Boardwars.eu and the Imperial Assault Image DB where they can be searched and referenced Printable map groups are available for the current Imperial Assault tournament rotation as well as a full download of all the maps for printing. The project homepage is on GitHub. Please check those links for more info and use this new thread or GitHub for questions and feedback.

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    nickv2002 reacted to Fightwookies in Imperial Assault Printable Skirmish Map Project   
    This thread has been like Christmas morning recently. One shiny new toy after another. Great Job everyone who is working on completing these images, we really appreciate the effort!
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    nickv2002 got a reaction from Fightwookies in Imperial Assault Printable Skirmish Map Project   
    Again thanks to scans from @leacher and @Oslatir along with lots of image editing work from @lorunks and particularly @fabiofotomoto I’m pleased to have a version of the Lothal Spaceport skirmish map ready:

    (I was able to crunch this into a narrow size so folks can save a bit of money on prints.)
    You can find the full res version and printing instructions on the project website. I also updated the printable strips so you can print the current-ish tournament rotation of Uscru-Tarkin-Lothal as well as the 3 current Lothal-wave maps (though there are 2 more Lothal maps to create still).
    Printi (for USA) and PixArtPrinting (for EU & rest of the world) both have Black Friday sales with about 30% discounts, so now is a great time to order. Check the details on each site but generally it look like PixArt ends on November 25th and Printi goes for a few more days ending on the 27th. (You might also try coupon code TRYPRINTI15 on Printi for an additional 15% off, just worked for me).
    @robertpolson 4-Player from HotE is not being actively worked on but I still plan to do it when I have some free time after the Lothal maps are complete.
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