I am about to start playing WiF on Vassal, but I was wondering how people are marking control of hexes (territories) during the game.
For instance, as Germany enters the USSR with its forces, it starts moving through vacant hexes, therefore taking ownership of them, and able to trace lines of supply through them. During our normal games of WiF, we would place a coloured dot on the hexes to show who controls them.
How do people show this in their games? I understand that we could get a counter for each country to represent this, but it could start to look very messy. Any ideas for this? Any way we can draw on the maps with a notional pen somehow?
There currently isn’t any way to draw on the map. (It is a requested
But if you don’t mind editing the module itself, you could use colored
dots in Vassal.
What you would want to do is create small counters for the dots (or
even better, use small flags?).
You would also want to use Game Piece Layers to make sure the dots end
up on the bottom of any stacks.
You would also want to set them to “does not stack”.
Manipulating them would then require an extra keystroke, but I
think it would do what you want.