Heroscapers
Go Back   Heroscapers > Custom HeroScape Creations > Maps & Scenarios
Maps & Scenarios Battlegrounds and scenarios


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #289  
Old October 11th, 2021, 10:55 PM
OEAO's Avatar
OEAO OEAO is offline
 
Join Date: August 6, 2011
Location: USA-CT-Hartford
Posts: 1,936
Images: 2
OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun
Re: Wargrounds of Scape (WoS) - discussion thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Typhon2222 View Post
Woo-hoo! So this means both Ticalla Sunrise and Fulcrum make it in?!
Yes- congrats to both maps!!!
Reply With Quote
  #290  
Old October 12th, 2021, 12:08 AM
Sir Heroscape's Avatar
Sir Heroscape Sir Heroscape is offline
Sir Formerly Known As adoney
 
Join Date: September 14, 2015
Location: U.S - Idaho - Boise
Posts: 7,798
Images: 126
Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death!
Re: Wargrounds of Scape (WoS) - discussion thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by OEAO View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Typhon2222 View Post
Woo-hoo! So this means both Ticalla Sunrise and Fulcrum make it in?!
Yes- congrats to both maps!!!
Don't maps require 5 votes? The last few that have passed did, but I think Fulcrum only has 4 after that latest review.
Reply With Quote
  #291  
Old October 12th, 2021, 12:29 AM
dok's Avatar
dok dok is offline
GenCon Main Event Champion - 2010, 2011, & 2017
 
Join Date: October 9, 2008
Location: USA - CO - Denver
Posts: 23,376
Images: 110
Blog Entries: 17
dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth
Re: Wargrounds of Scape (WoS) - discussion thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Heroscape View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by OEAO View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Typhon2222 View Post
Woo-hoo! So this means both Ticalla Sunrise and Fulcrum make it in?!
Yes- congrats to both maps!!!
Don't maps require 5 votes? The last few that have passed did, but I think Fulcrum only has 4 after that latest review.
They require 75% yes, which means a maximum of 1 downvote. The others made it in because they had 5 upvotes and no downvotes, and even if the last vote has been no they would have been in.

But for Fulcrum, Dignan doesn't vote as the map creator, so every eligible judge has now voted. It's in.
Reply With Quote
  #292  
Old October 12th, 2021, 07:31 PM
Sir Heroscape's Avatar
Sir Heroscape Sir Heroscape is offline
Sir Formerly Known As adoney
 
Join Date: September 14, 2015
Location: U.S - Idaho - Boise
Posts: 7,798
Images: 126
Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death! Sir Heroscape is hot lava death!
Re: Wargrounds of Scape (WoS) - discussion thread

Oh gotcha. Thanks for the explanation. Cool beans!
Reply With Quote
  #293  
Old October 17th, 2021, 03:39 PM
heroscaper2010's Avatar
heroscaper2010 heroscaper2010 is offline
HoSSpitable little wookiee (apparently "wookiee" has 2 E's, who knew?)
 
Join Date: September 19, 2010
Location: USA - OH - Canton
Posts: 8,637
heroscaper2010 is a penguin with a machine gun heroscaper2010 is a penguin with a machine gun heroscaper2010 is a penguin with a machine gun heroscaper2010 is a penguin with a machine gun heroscaper2010 is a penguin with a machine gun heroscaper2010 is a penguin with a machine gun heroscaper2010 is a penguin with a machine gun heroscaper2010 is a penguin with a machine gun heroscaper2010 is a penguin with a machine gun heroscaper2010 is a penguin with a machine gun heroscaper2010 is a penguin with a machine gun
Re: Wargrounds of Scape (WoS) - discussion thread

Built Platypus ahead of our NHSD event Saturday. While the map as a whole is a “looker” (as Typhon said in his review), it is a disaster aesthetically with the pieces under the ice. Mostly it’s the sand under the ice is just plain ugly but each side also just seems random. The level 1 sand side has ice covering two sands while the rock side has ice covering one snow and one rock tile. The level 2 tiles that are covered by ice are then sand on the sand side and rock on the rock side but then the ones closer to the glyphs are one grass and one snow.

I figured the map was forced to look like this based on terrain restrictions so imagine my shock when there were two single-hex swamp tiles at the bottom of the tub when I finished building it. With those tiles and some other maneuvering I was able to even EVERYTHING out. Rock tiles covered by ice on both sides the whole way up the middle and swamp covered by ice closer to the glyphs (keeping with the ice that already covers some level 1 swamp 7-hexers.

Here’s the finished look:


I’ll update with a .pdf later tonight. Updated.

Last edited by heroscaper2010; October 18th, 2021 at 02:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #294  
Old November 10th, 2021, 03:26 PM
1Mmirg's Avatar
1Mmirg 1Mmirg is offline
Adrian Monk
 
Join Date: November 9, 2006
Location: FL - Fort Lauderdale/Miami
Posts: 11,479
Images: 52
1Mmirg is a man of the cloth 1Mmirg is a man of the cloth 1Mmirg is a man of the cloth 1Mmirg is a man of the cloth 1Mmirg is a man of the cloth 1Mmirg is a man of the cloth 1Mmirg is a man of the cloth 1Mmirg is a man of the cloth 1Mmirg is a man of the cloth 1Mmirg is a man of the cloth 1Mmirg is a man of the cloth 1Mmirg is a man of the cloth 1Mmirg is a man of the cloth 1Mmirg is a man of the cloth 1Mmirg is a man of the cloth
Re: Wargrounds of Scape (WoS) - discussion thread

Some reviews are just easier than others; these are two favorites:

Stygian Rift is one of my most favorite tournament maps. I love the use of height, cover, lava, and shadow. While there can be some issues with protected glyphs and the sense of a split map this can create, Stygian Rift avoids this with its brilliant use of height and its overall small size. Units can quickly move into combat and always have ways to attack and overwhelm the glyph positions. Shadow in the low rift points allow for some unit protection while repositioning. I find SR to foster active, dynamic play. Units rarely spend a lot of time in one place and positions shift often. I love what this map does. YES to Stygian Rift.

Invasion is an old favorite. It is a bit long, but the road use (and jungle cover) make it not seem prohibitively long in terms of gameplay. Units can quickly move into place. The use of castle battlements makes for some interesting choices, though usually these are not heavily used, as they are off the main paths and are fairly low points. The glyphs are exposed and it is usually difficult to control more than one. This is a smart and fun tournament map. Lots of great memories on this one as well. YES to Invasion.
Reply With Quote
  #295  
Old November 13th, 2021, 12:11 AM
Typhon2222's Avatar
Typhon2222 Typhon2222 is offline
now with morh frostrating pun-ishment
 
Join Date: October 21, 2010
Location: USA - IL - Carbondale
Posts: 4,374
Images: 161
Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun
Re: Wargrounds of Scape (WoS) - discussion thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by dok View Post
Fulcrum - I wrote a whole strategy guide about this map because I love nerding out about it so much. The 3-hexers on the sides can be turtling spots for some armies, but I’ve seen plenty of armies take the W by assaulting that position. This map makes use of water dunking your own figures better than basically any map I’ve seen. A very easy YES to induct.
@dok , could you direct/link to your strategy guide for Fulcrum?

I just built it for our next game night — I've never played on it before — so would love to read your piece on it.
Reply With Quote
  #296  
Old November 13th, 2021, 12:23 AM
dok's Avatar
dok dok is offline
GenCon Main Event Champion - 2010, 2011, & 2017
 
Join Date: October 9, 2008
Location: USA - CO - Denver
Posts: 23,376
Images: 110
Blog Entries: 17
dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth dok is a man of the cloth
Re: Wargrounds of Scape (WoS) - discussion thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Typhon2222 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by dok View Post
Fulcrum - I wrote a whole strategy guide about this map because I love nerding out about it so much. The 3-hexers on the sides can be turtling spots for some armies, but I’ve seen plenty of armies take the W by assaulting that position. This map makes use of water dunking your own figures better than basically any map I’ve seen. A very easy YES to induct.
@dok , could you direct/link to your strategy guide for Fulcrum?

I just built it for our next game night — I've never played on it before — so would love to read your piece on it.
Here you go:
https://www.heroscapers.com/community/blog.php?b=2500
Reply With Quote
  #297  
Old November 13th, 2021, 11:52 AM
Typhon2222's Avatar
Typhon2222 Typhon2222 is offline
now with morh frostrating pun-ishment
 
Join Date: October 21, 2010
Location: USA - IL - Carbondale
Posts: 4,374
Images: 161
Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun
Re: Wargrounds of Scape (WoS) - discussion thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by heroscaper2010 View Post
Built Platypus ahead of our NHSD event Saturday. While the map as a whole is a “looker” (as Typhon said in his review), it is a disaster aesthetically with the pieces under the ice. Mostly it’s the sand under the ice is just plain ugly but each side also just seems random. The level 1 sand side has ice covering two sands while the rock side has ice covering one snow and one rock tile. The level 2 tiles that are covered by ice are then sand on the sand side and rock on the rock side but then the ones closer to the glyphs are one grass and one snow.

I figured the map was forced to look like this based on terrain restrictions so imagine my shock when there were two single-hex swamp tiles at the bottom of the tub when I finished building it. With those tiles and some other maneuvering I was able to even EVERYTHING out. Rock tiles covered by ice on both sides the whole way up the middle and swamp covered by ice closer to the glyphs (keeping with the ice that already covers some level 1 swamp 7-hexers.

Here’s the finished look:


I’ll update with a .pdf later tonight. Updated.
Oh NICE!
@heroscaper2010 , thanks for the work — and even updating the map PDF!
Reply With Quote
  #298  
Old November 18th, 2021, 10:19 AM
Typhon2222's Avatar
Typhon2222 Typhon2222 is offline
now with morh frostrating pun-ishment
 
Join Date: October 21, 2010
Location: USA - IL - Carbondale
Posts: 4,374
Images: 161
Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun Typhon2222 is a penguin with a machine gun
Re: Wargrounds of Scape (WoS) - discussion thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1Mmirg View Post
Some reviews are just easier than others; these are two favorites:
.
.
.
.
.
Awesome. Thanks for the reviews, @1Mmirg . Very glad (and only slightly selfishly, hee) to see another two maps making their way through.
Reply With Quote
  #299  
Old November 20th, 2021, 11:58 AM
Flash_19's Avatar
Flash_19 Flash_19 is offline
 
Join Date: June 29, 2017
Location: USA - UT - Saratoga Springs
Posts: 999
Images: 4
Flash_19 wears ripped pants of awesomeness Flash_19 wears ripped pants of awesomeness Flash_19 wears ripped pants of awesomeness Flash_19 wears ripped pants of awesomeness Flash_19 wears ripped pants of awesomeness Flash_19 wears ripped pants of awesomeness Flash_19 wears ripped pants of awesomeness
Re: Wargrounds of Scape (WoS) - discussion thread

Stygian Rift
Overall, this map is solid. However, there is a pull to the center and right out of the start zone, and this is typically where armies mass up on the map. The molten lava on level two does help mitigate the pull to the level two height on the center right of the start zone by creating narrower paths for development. The fact that the molten lava is same-level (or unbounded molten lava) is an issue for a top-tier map, however it is fairly limited to certain parts of the map. Lastly, there are some pretty apparent Raelin perches.

Despite those issues, this map still shines. The placement of shadow tiles relative to lava is fantastic – the decision making created by the conflict between height on lava and boosted defense on shadow keeps the map from feeling stale. The whole map typically ends up being used and LOS blockers are placed well throughout it.




Dance of the Dryads
I will freely admit that that way this map is built both impresses me and causes me pain. It is amazing what Typhon2222 has done with so limited terrain, but those 24-hex dungeon tiles are living life on the edge. Considering how much I paid for my dungeon terrain, there is no way I am EVER building this map how the build instructions say to – I will always add additional supports under those 24-hex pieces. Maybe I baby my terrain too much, but I care a lot about how well maps are supported, and I think top-tier maps should be built in a way that there isn’t any undue stress on any pieces.

I say all that to add weight to the fact that I am going to upvote this map anyway. Typhon has done an excellent job with this one. Sure, it has other quirks – the pull to the left, the road speed bumps that limit the usefulness of the road to the right of the start zone, and the opportunities to make headaches for double based figures through double-based denial (also, as an aesthetic sidenote, I cringe every time I see gaps in a map, but that’s a small nitpick). The excellent placement of LOS blockers help limit the effectiveness of podding range on the left by denying shots on approaching units. Double spacers still have options, and one of the spots for double based denial is on a lava field space – making it risky to keep units there. Still, I wish that outermost lava two hex on level 3 had been turned so the end adjacent to shadow is moved inward one space – that would have solved most of the double base denial issues on the map.


My Map Thread
Maps for Online HS
My Customs
"Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination."

Reply With Quote
  #300  
Old November 20th, 2021, 09:42 PM
OEAO's Avatar
OEAO OEAO is offline
 
Join Date: August 6, 2011
Location: USA-CT-Hartford
Posts: 1,936
Images: 2
OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun OEAO is a penguin with a machine gun
Re: Wargrounds of Scape (WoS) - discussion thread

And with that, Stygian Rift is inducted (and three more maps are knocking on the door)! Congrats @Typhon2222 !
Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Heroscapers > Custom HeroScape Creations > Maps & Scenarios
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Out of Warehouse Scape Found At Thread lefton4ya Sightings and Sales 5 April 9th, 2012 10:26 AM
SoCal Marvel/Classic Scape Tourney!!! Discussion Thread Leotheanimal87 Events 22 August 27th, 2011 01:47 PM
The scape value thread. Kaemon Awa 123 Scapers Online 14 September 4th, 2010 11:17 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:27 AM.

Heroscape background footer

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.