VASL101 - Lesson 06 - Transforming Terrain

VASL101 – Lesson 06 – Transforming Terrain

Advanced Squad Leader VASL Lesson.

Lesson 06: Transforming terrain. Let’s make our playing area look more like the scenario it represents. In this VASL 101 lesson I show you how to transform terrain on your boards into PTO terrain specifically for The Eastern Gate example scenario. Then I spend some time demonstrating some of the other transformation capabilities that VASL has.

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2) The Vassal Engine –

3) The VASL module –

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  1. FYI I placed the terrain overlays using the technique in lesson 5a. That meant that the terrain transformations did not work on the overlays

    1. Some of the overlays allow transformation, some don’t. For example, if you right click on a selected orchard overlay, you can transform it to PTO palm trees. Etc. It’s a bit hit and miss. Overlays in general screw up boards, like breaking some of the LOS functionality as well.

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