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Old February 2nd, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Default GDW Mayday using vassal module

Hi, well this is sort of a continuation from several threads about CT space combat and Missile supp3. As per Whip's suggestion I am focusing on learning vector movement and then combat in Mayday. I understand Whip's point that the best way to learn vector movement is perhaps hand drawing on hex paper or using grease pencils on a wipe away board with a hex grid. But I want to learn to use and play other people online so I need to master this vassal module anyways.

Warwizard showed me how easy it is to connect to the vassal server to play a game. So I hope some other people are interested and we could first start learning Mayday and then perhaps modify it to play more specific Traveller space combat.

The vassal module is available here at Mayday vassal module at

I made a raw attempt to take a spaceship from the far side of the moon and land on earth. Here is a wmv file that I recorded from my computer movie download 2.5mb It is in a windows format but Vassal being a java application can be played on the PC or Mac. I was thinking in turns of a lifeboat which has 1G maneuver and 5 units of fuel. I was finding it hard to keep track if I had advanced the turn counter because it is not automatic so I might have missed moving it forward after a move.

This Vassal module made by Mycenae is pretty ingenious where you end up able to just move the future position of the spaceship counter and the other present and past counters follow. Also you are able to use the line of sight tool to figure your vectors. Detailed information on how to use the module is available in its help menu.

You will have to install the Vassal software to use this module and maybe also the Java engine if its not already on your computer. Information is available from the home page of the Vassal engine home page

This module follows the rules of GDW "Mayday" so you will need these rules, which are available from FFE or I believe websites such as the Wargamevault.
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