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Old 08 Mar 2010, 13:44   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone! I'm very interested in making some battle reports, but don't have a camera and don't want to interrupt the game by taking pictures. I've seen lots of people using 2-D bird's eye pics of the battlefield, with actual cartoon pictures of the minis on the board. It appears to be some kind of downloadable program. I know BigToof uses it, as does the person testing the TOdex. Can anyone tell me what it is and if it's available?
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Old 08 Mar 2010, 20:50   #2 (permalink)
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The program is called Vassal, but is outlawed by GW for IP infringement, so we can't tell you how to find it. Best bet is to ask around, because TO can't actually help you obtain illegal programs. Good luck, and I look forward to some battreps.
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Try google. If you search for the right thing, you will find it in about 5 seconds.
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Old 09 Mar 2010, 06:13   #6 (permalink)
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I think taking photos is the best bet for a real breakthrough in making unique battle reports.
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Old 09 Mar 2010, 06:20   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! I had a sinking feeling it might have been Vassal. I never got around to downloading it, I didn't know it could be used for battle reports! I may try paint. Batreps really do need a visual representation.

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I think taking photos is the best bet for a real breakthrough in making unique battle reports.
I think it takes away from the experience of the game, at least in my opinion. The whole point of the battle becomes to document it, and the thrill and strategy of the moment is lost. IMO of course.

Thanks for all the helpful responses. ;D
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Old 09 Mar 2010, 06:44   #8 (permalink)
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Provided if you're not the one playing. The best way to document things both side is be the middle person. :P

Or you can just draw a simple tactical view of the map.
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Old 09 Mar 2010, 10:32   #9 (permalink)
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I find for picture taking, just take a picture at the beginning of your opponents turn. That way, it does not break up the action at all, or as much. Just avoid taking pictures in your turn. I've done it quite a bit, just have not made a battle report recently as I've been busy with classes.
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