The War of 1812 Design Section



This section will cover a few different items which will help you create new scenarios for the 1812 game. Suggestions or request for content should be sent here.

Sub-map Creation -- Unit Image and 3D Icon Mapping -- Leader Mapping -- Weapon Types


     



Sub-Map Creation

This feature will allow you to take any existing map for the 1812 game and create a sub-section of it for use with a new custom scenario. The process is increadibly easy. All you need to know is 4 pieces of information:

1) What original map do you want to work from?

2) What is the beginning hex you wish to work from?

3) How many hexes wide do you want the map?

4) How many hexes long do want the map?


Once you have determined this information you are ready to begin. Simply go into your main game directory and create a new text file. For our purposes here I am going to call it test.map

I have chosen to use the Bladensburg map, and the region around the town of Bladensburg to focus on. There are only 3 lines of text you need to enter:

1) First line = 0

2) Second line = Original map name

3) The coordinates you choose to use.

My map looks like this:





Once you have typed the info in, save the file and you are ready to use it. Just go into the scenario editor, create a new battle and choose your map, the OOB you want to use, and the appropriate pdt and you are rolling!





Unit Image and 3D Icon Mapping

This table is a representation of the Units.bmp file showing first the number of the image in that file and then it's corresponding 3D image. You will need this information if you want to create your own OOB and use images from the game, or if you wish to change an OOB from the existing images mapped to a unit. Following this table will be a listing of the names of each of these units.

The values listed in Red are the values in question: U 73 2 M M 75 0 61 Militia Company


0,10
1,9
2,18
3,8
4,13
5,0
6,23
7,47
8,15
9,14
10,0
11,44
12,43
13,19
14,45
15,46
16,32
17,2
18,31
19,4
20,17
21,20
22,7
23,16
24,21
25,7
26,1
27,48
28,6
29,11
30,1
31,12
32,33
33,4
34,13
35,40
36,39
37,38
38,37
39,36
40,27
41,29
42,3
43,26
44,25
45,14
46,23
47,n/a
48,42
49,30
50,48
51,35
52,28
53,34
54,53
55,53
56,53
57,55
58,55
59,59
60,59
61,54
62,56
63,57
64,58
65,50
66,51
67,52
68,49
69,64
70,63
71,66
72,65
73,23
74,60
75,61
76,62
77,26
78,2
79,(0-2)
80,(0-2)
81,(0-2)
82,(3-8)
83,(3-8)
84,(0-2)
85,n/a
86,7
87,48
 
 


00 22nd U.S. 44 Tennessee Rifles
01 16th U.S. 45 N.Y. Volunteer Rifles
02 Michigan Legionary Corps 46 U.S. Marines
03 15th U.S. 47 U.S. Supply
04 4th U.S. 48 Virginia Militia
05 U.S. Light Artillery 49 Volunteer Rifles
06 Baltimore United Volunteers 50 95th Rifles
07 9th/11th U.S. 51 Swiss Mercenaries
08 5th U.S. 52 3rd Foot Guards (Scots)
09 4th Rifle Regiment 53 Fleet Sailors
10 U.S. Light Dragoons 54 13th, 16th, 26th Foot
11 14th U.S. 55 29th, 44th, 82nd Foot
12 17th U.S. 56 88th, 102nd Foot/Canadian Fencibles
13 25th U.S. Pioneers 57 3rd, 27th Foot
14 13th U.S. 58 40th, 62nd Foot
15 1st U.S. 59 58th, 89th Foot, de Watteville
16 25th U.S. 60 Michigan Fencibles/Canadian Voltiguers
17 2nd U.S. Artillery 61 5th Foot
18 7th U.S. 62 39th Foot
19 Davie's Indiana Dragoons 63 59th, 103rd Foot
20 Royal Marines 64 York Militia, 76th Foot
21 Lower Canada Militia 65 Mohawk Warrior
22 10th Royal Veteran Bn 66 Iroquois Warrior
23 5th West India 67 Shawnee Warrior
24 Upper Canada Militia 68 Wyandot Warrior
25 Royal N.F. Fencibles/8th Foot, 21st, 97th Foot 69 Southern Ojibwa Warrior
26 19th Light Dragoons 70 Winnebago Warrior
27 Glengarry Light Infantry 71 Iroquois Warrior
28 104th New Brunswick 72 Norther Ojibwa Warrior
29 43rd Foot 73 2nd U.S. Artillery (Infantry)
30 Royal Artillery 74 District of Columbia Militia
31 49th Foot 75 Maryland Militia
32 100th Gordon Highlanders 76 Free Men of Color
33 14th Light Dragoons 77 Civilian Militia
34 1st Foot Guards 78 Irregular Cavalry
35 42nd Royal Highland Regiment 79 Ship 1
36 4th Foot 80 Ship 2
37 6th Foot 81 Ship 3
38 85th Foot 82 Ship 4
39 93rd Highlanders 83 Ship 5
40 Mississippi Militia 84 Ship 6
41 Mississippi Infantry 85 British Supply
42 New York Dragoons 86 British Rockets
43 Ohio Volunteers 87 Virginia Dragoons


Leader Mapping

Similar to the Units.bmp file, the Leaders.bmp file is numbered from left to right, top to bottom, starting with 0. As mentioned in the help files, it was very difficult finding leader images for this game, so quite a few are place holder images, and many are used twice. So a little imagination is required on this point...

The value listed in Red is the value in question: L 2 2 45 B.Gen. W.H. Winder


Weapon Types

O - 2 pounder
X - 16 pounder
A - Congrave Rocket
T - 3 pounder
E - 18 pounder
C - Carbine
F - 4 pounder
Y - 24 pounder
B - Rifle
S - 6 pounder
Z - 32 pounder
M - Musket
G - 8 pounder
H - Howitzer R - Rifle / no Bayonet
N - 9 pounder
U - Mortar K - Musket / no Bayonet
V - 12 pounder
W - Swivel Gun
L - Lance


This page updated on 04/20/01.