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!
Even though it was fun to create, the YouTube video of the Order of Battle Table / Create Army Module for General Staff doesn’t have high enough resolution tho show the clear, sharp screen images that do it justice. Below are a couple of screen captures from the section of General Staff that allows users to create their own armies. We will next work on the Create Maps Module that allow users to design their own battlefields.
We’ve dug back into the original Pathe news archives to find this old movie reel describing the new Order of Battle Table Creation / Create Army Module for General Staff. We hope you enjoy this treasure from the past!
We need your feedback about the typography used for editing units in the Order of Battle (OOB) table. In the first example (below) we would like to ask if the typeface for ‘Edit Commander Data’ and ‘Leadership Value’ is legible for you. This font is called ‘Phectic’.
Below is the alternate typography which is currently being displayed for editing the subordinate commander data. This font is called “Monastic”;
Our overarching design goal has been to create a wargame with an ‘authentic Kriegsspiel‘ look. If they had computers in the 19th century what would the design look like? Phectic by the way, is from Walden Font Company’s, “The New Victorian Printshop, Volume One.” Walden has done a fantastic job in finding, scanning and digitizing old typefaces (including a series of the American Civil War that I used on a previous project). A link to their site is here.
Please take a few seconds and answer the survey question below: