Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Tantive IV Battle Map
In addition to the Hordes poster I'm giving away, look what else I found while cleaning out the downstairs closet this last weekend! This thing is absolutely massive, I've forgotten just how cool it really is (and no, it's not up for grabs, sorry). The digital file is long gone, this is all that's left so I think I can truly say it's a one of a kind.
For scale, my game table is eight feet long, so this map of Star Wars' iconic Corellian Corvette is, I'm guessing, ten feet long? Way back when, way way back in another lifetime I used to work at a retail office copy shop. A gaming buddy (who also worked there) and I used to make all kinds of these maps to be used with all kinds of miniatures and games. The bulk of them were for Heroclix, and we had some great battle maps; graveyards, subway stations, a Skrull spaceship, but those haven't turned up and I doubt they will now.
This map was the last one we made, we made it big...almost too big!
The command deck, each square equals one inch
Main corridor with escape pods
25mm figs checking out the accommodations
15mm figs hanging out near the engine core
28mm figs traversing a long corridor
Now that this map has resurfaced I just have to get some use out of it! As you see from the comparison shots, the scale will be right on for pretty much whatever we do. It would be fun to try some Space Hulk on a true hulk of course, but any kind of boarding action will do. I remember there being some star-ship rules in AE Bounty as well. Whatever we decide to do with it, you're sure to see more. I may have to get another table to add to the end of the regular one just to accommodate everything. Enjoy!