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the advantages of creating wargame boards from layers of cardboard

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« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2014, 06:52:10 am »

And now I must contend, that M.L.C.W.B.'s are the ONLY way
in which one can be sure of line-of-sight between units

you cant visualize line of sight.  it must be portrayed with a string
or thread
stretched between the firing unit and the target

you just cant do that on a flat board
its a process of 3D geometry which cannot be resolved using a two dimensional map

To the extent that the games I play require it... yes I can.

And if we're going to obsess on LOS, then you'll need to integrate weather, ground foliage, and smoke to your map.

Everything, EVERYTHING in a wargame is an abstracted reduction in complexity from The Real Thing. To say that "a process of 3D geometry... cannot be resolved using a two dimensional map" is just silly.

Firing a bullet is a process of physics, and we resolve it just fine with dice.

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