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Bolt Action: Western Desert Boot Camp Live Blog - Friday

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Jim's Magnificent Map

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Our historical editor Jim (aka @oriskany) is running a campaign throughout the weekend and has come up with an ingenious map to show how the Bolt Action battles develope.

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bigdave
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Carlsberg don’t do historical editors, but if they did…

warlordcharlie
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So true!

warhammergrimace
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I.think we should just start referring to oriskany as the Dude…;)

dane001
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I can see some of @oriskany previous employment has come into play with that map. Very awesome indeed,nice work!!

wilco92
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seeing that map and symbols makes me want to looking in to this more

stump172
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I’m stealing all of this. Great layer of realism to work into the games.

patrickkyle82
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That’s awesome, wish I had the chance to be there

lupa15
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I would love to get a deeper look at how to do this myself. Great way to do campaigns honestly.

mc1gamer
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Oriskany rules

skodamarine
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Wow… High tec!

rot6
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really want to start my own campaign now… just so i can create cool maps… stop giving me ideas guys. i only have so much free time πŸ˜€

sneakyrabbit
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Neat!

megatronus95
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that map is very cool

toricova
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nice maps!! please do narrative batle reports tomorrow

firebuck
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That is a great way to incorporate tech into gaming. You may not have invented them but you certainly know know to use and combine them. Nice work and the effort you put in is greatly appreciated. It makes the Bootcamp even more enjoyable to watch. I am a big fan of campaigns.

dukeexeter
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If you could make a detailed tutorial of how to make a similar map, that would be amazing!

hobbyhub
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@oriskany – great idea Jim.

Did you consider using Powerpoint at any time?
I’m a bit of an Excel user myself, but when you started describing animations, Powerpoint jumped to mind.

So instead of a new tab, create a new slide. Would you see any downsides in using Powerpoint?

Once a Powerpoint campaign is run, one could play the slideshow, perhaps put a soundtrack to it… Just a thought.

uberqfunk
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Archiving play rounds and using military symbology, should make for some great reads on the website.

uptrebor
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Great map, thanks for taking the time to make it Jim @oriskany

collins
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Seems like Jim has a system that works well!

72draco
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I am sure most of us would love to see a ‘how to’ article on creating campaign maps with MS Excel.

lawnor
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I never thought about Excel as an art package. This does not look like the Excel I use every day at work

elessar2590
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Awesome work guys.

While I’m not God I do know how many tabs you can have. You can have 255 tabs in an excel spreadsheet. So if you start with the Invasion of France and the Low Countries you could do WWII Week by Week in excel although that may be a tad excessive πŸ˜€

deadhead
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sounds great you should make those maps as downloads πŸ™‚

mrtn
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That looks very neat.

darkdanegan
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Wow I never would have guessed Excel. Clever!

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