Conquest Tool

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Conquest Tool

Post by Klaus »

A tool for the 2-player Conquest board is available.

Users of Adobe software (Photoshop or Photoshop Elements) should download the pdf tool file here. Click on the "download" or "herunterladen" button!
User of the freeware Gimp should download the psd tool file here.

In case you need Gimp then download Gimp here.

All the pieces are movable on screen so you could reproduce the draws and get a quick visual idea of the actual Conquest position. (Note: Within Photoshop Elements choose the "move tool", within Gimp choose the option "tools", then "transform tools" and then "move" so you are able to move all the pieces.) In case you have to remove the game board intermediately you could print out the Conquest position for the new set-up. In addition the tool makes it much easier to play correspondence Conquest matches. The notation of the draws is needless now. You make your moves on screen and then you save the Conquest position not only as a pdf-file (including the layers) but also as a jpg-file. In the forum you can attach this jpg-image file to your text message which could consist of only one line, for example: 10/8 (meaning: turn 10/8 consumed moving points till a possible recapture), 11/19. (meaning: turn 11/19 consumed moving points till the finish of the turn; the point signifies the termination of the turn.).
Make a copy of the downloaded tool file so you could always go back to the initial point when you want to start a new match. If you want to use other photo software than Photoshop or Gimp you have to test the compatibility.

Short description of the tool:

Users of Photoshop (Elements) open the pdf-file of the Conquest tool, then they click on the "move tool" within Photoshop (Elements). Users of Gimp open the psd-file of the Conquest tool and choose the option "tools", then "transform tools" and then "move". The pieces of Conquest are movable now. They are numbered so that it's easier in some cases to distinguish which pieces were moved when you compare positions.
If you want to use a piece as means of transport you could pile the pieces. Because soldiers would be invisible in this case you have to mark the piled pieces with a little "s" a soldier. If a ship is carrying two soldiers put a little "s" on the pile for the invisible soldier.
In addition each player gets individual markers (red triangles). If you commandeer an opponent's vessel that you disembark afterwards you will have to mark these commandeered pieces with your individual triangles. If you have captured an opponent's piece and a recapture is possible mark this space with the red "x".

Proposals for improvement are welcome!
Special Grand Conquest characters you could deeply need on :

π building
Δ catapult shot
Ω takeover of an enemy camel or ship
x capture/sinking of a ship
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