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A Map of Waterloo Created by an Eyewitness

Screen shot of the Map of Waterloo painted by an Eyewitness from Antiques Roadshow. This image has been brightened and the contrast increased for legibility. Click to Enlarge.

I happened to be watching Antiques Roadshow from Exeter on BBC America last night when this extraordinary map of the battle of Waterloo was presented. Though it bears no date or signature, it clearly was painted, “by an Eyewitness” shortly after the battle itself. I was immediately struck by the lettering  and how similar it was to our efforts in General Staff to recreate the look and feel of 19th century maps for our wargames.

Below is the link to the entire segment hosted on the BBC web site:

Link to Antiques Roadshow BBC clip, “Map of Waterloo A beautifully detailed map of the 1815 Battle of Waterloo drawn by an unnamed eyewitness.”

Army Design Module Is Out of Beta Test!

We are extremely pleased to report that the General Staff Army Design Module has now completed Beta Test and we are moving on to sending out the Map Design Module to our valiant Beta Testers!

Screen capture of the Army Design Module showing the built-in Help documentation. Click to enlarge.

The Army Design Module allows users to easily create new army Order of Battle Tables that, when combined with a map and another army, become battle scenarios that can be played in the General Staff Wargaming System.

The Army Design Module is Ready for Beta Testing!

The Army Design Module is Ready for Beta Testing and we’re adding the in-app help files now! This is pretty exciting and we hope to be rolling out the next modules (Map Design and Scenario Editor) very quickly as they are almost completed, too. After over a year of hard work General Staff is becoming a reality!

A screen capture of the Army Design Module with the in-application Help files. Click to enlarge.