Does anyone know where to find some period looking maps for prop purposes? Google only seems to provide maps with troop movements over them. Service Of Supply sells 'campaign' maps but aren't quite what I'm after, nor what I want to spend $25us on.
Post by ScottCollins on Jan 4, 2016 19:09:58 GMT -5
Why don't you go to Google maps and find your location? If you create your own, you could actually use them in the field, and you'd create exactly what you want. That's what we do at least!
Outskirts of Paris Skirmish, MI August 25th, 2012 Battle of Belgium- Saline, MI September 21st, 2013 Battle of the Bulge- Perth, NY January 18th, 2014 Operation Overlord- Perth, NY July 26th, 2014 Battle of the Bulge 2- Perth, NY January, 17th, 2015
I have actual tactical maps (originals) in 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 as well as special location maps from key areas in Western Europe. My father worked for SHAEF and stored a bunch of them in his footlocker. I have maps of Normandy, holland and nearly all the military topographical maps of the ardennes campaign. I used to make copies and sell them on ebay but havent done so for years. They are War Department 1942-44 dates. Even the copies are very cool and they make cool props. My copies are on display in dozens of Museums around the world.
A sample of some of the Caption Sheets: Bastogne, Vielsalm, Malmedy, St Vith, Ste Mere Eglishe, Carentan, Ste Marie Du Mont and dozens more less recognizable locations. These show incredible detail with primary and secondary roads, streams and creek beds, individual buildings and treelines as they were at the time. A group n Belgium used them to recovery three US Servicemen who bodies had been documented but with incorrect grid lines. The contours and treelines as they were , made locating them and remedying the discrepency fairly easy.
Because of their size and when using correct paper they cost about $18.00 to 22.00 each to reproduce. Growing up with them no doubt wetted my appetite for history and all things military. PM me if youd like to pursue this further.
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Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5