Mahatatain
 member, 230 posts
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 15:11
Large scale modern battle map
Hi there.

Does anyone know of any large scale battle maps that are free to use? I'm looking for some that are big enough for a modern game where firearms and range are important.

Can anyone make any suggestions on where to search? Google is failing me.

Thanks,

Mahatatain.
GreenTongue
 member, 925 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 16:16
Large scale modern battle map
Even Google maps?
Mahatatain
 member, 231 posts
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 16:25
Large scale modern battle map
In reply to GreenTongue (msg # 2):

OK, there is Google Maps obviously but I was looking for actual large scale battle maps, probably from skirmish wargames.
MrKinister
 member, 60 posts
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 16:59
Large scale modern battle map
Hmm... you may be able to re-purpose the old BattleTech maps. They are hexagon based and have large scales, mech sized, of course.

Then there are the old Hero Clix and D&D minis maps. They were usually printed, but you might be able to find some in PDF format, then just zoom in or expand in your favorite image manipulation program.

Lastly, there are tons of images and tokens and urban and rural assets lists available for the downloading. You can make your own maps, if you fancy putting in the time.
tmagann
 member, 629 posts
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 17:03
Large scale modern battle map
There are some maps for WWII miniature battles here and there. If they're modern enough, I found them on google.

There may even be some for more modern wars and "police actions".
Mahatatain
 member, 232 posts
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 17:11
Large scale modern battle map
Thanks for the suggestions - I will do some more searching.

In the meantime I found this: http://archive.4plebs.org/tg/thread/52434174
MrKinister
 member, 61 posts
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 18:19
Large scale modern battle map
Nice!

Definitely very modern, definitely very useful.
evileeyore
 member, 306 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 19:23
Re: Large scale modern battle map
GreenTongue:
Even Google maps?

I wish Google Maps did building interiors.  I use Google Maps for my post-apoc games, but often find I'm winging it on interiors...  which sometimes don't exactly match the exterior shape...
GreenTongue
 member, 926 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Fri 10 Apr 2020
at 21:15
Re: Large scale modern battle map
I just became a fan of "a software that emulates a Tabletop". There are a ton of mods for it with many that include miniature world war games like "Bolt Lock" that you can re-purpose the maps from.