Monday, June 18, 2012

Real-world OGRE/GEV maps

The discussion in this thread on the Steve Jackson Games discussion board for OGRE/GEV turned to suitable city maps for the game.  This reminded me that over the years, several OGRE fans have used satellite imagery to create maps of real-world locales in the game's 1500-meter-per-hex scale.  Interestingly, even though most OGRE scenarios take place in Europe, these are all cities in the United States.

NOTE: In order not to bloat my file limit, I shrunk these maps before uploading them here.  The originals are very high-resolution; click on the city name for links to the original files.

I've never used any of these maps in play (because I'm cheap and don't want to waste my printer ink or pay a copy store to print them out), but I bet it would be fun--and brutal, what with all that city fighting.  I wonder if anyone has created such a map for the city of Houston ....


Nagora said...

We used to play Ogre on a map of Stalingrad. Fantastic fun.

J Womack, Esq. said...

How do you overlay the hexes? I want one of Houston, too. And I have access to a color engineering plotter. 2' x 200'.

Desert Scribe said...

J.Womack, I think there's a tutorial with the SF map, or you could just do an overlay in Photoshop.

P.S. If you do print out a map of H-Town, could you send me a copy?:)

Evyn MacDude said...

Man that SF map brings back memories. Played on it soon after Keith made it.