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Scenario Design Center/Centre

A site for fans of the games published by John Tiller Software & HPS Simulations.

 In conjunction with the webpage, Scenario Design Center.

Members: 40
Latest Activity: Jan 25, 2016

*** Updated 29th Aug 2012


-Below is material subject to modification.

The below graphic links will be added as I get to their new pages ( it came to my attention that I had dropped the html files from where I had had them hosted before). I'll spruce up the graphics a little as things go along ( these, at the moment have been reused from the website with some corresponding background material that needs to go).

-Working on the Naval Campaigns page at the site - but since I had the banner ready- figured to add it in here (and then edit in the link later on.)._______________________

John Tiller Software

HPS Sims


SDC's CafePress Store

Opponent Finder Links
Rich Hamilton's BLOG
Glenn Saunders' Unofficial Panzer Campaigns Homepage
Task Force Echo Four -A Squad Battles Designer's Collective
JZ's Squad Battles Home Page

Some good mod sites:
Please note that some of these mod sites use historically accurate symbols.
Volcano Mods

Consimworld's HPS folders:
HPS Simulations' Support Thread
Tiller Games

Discussion Forum

SDC now at Facebook I am still learning the ropes,…Continue

Started by Steve Trauth Nov 27, 2012.

Squad Battles: First World War released plus an SB:FWW contest

I'm cross posting this from 'The Blitz' (, "I" refers to Ed Williams below this line. (ST)______________________First World War contest!Hello everyone,I want to announce a Squad Battles…Continue

Started by Steve Trauth Nov 19, 2012.

Moscow '42 Released by John Tiller Software

Panzer Campaigns: Moscow '42 covers the three major Soviet winter offensives during the period from December 1941 through mid-February 1942:The initial Soviet attacks - the battle for the flanks -…Continue

Started by Gerard Snitselaar Nov 5, 2012.

JTS looking for input for their latest demo game

The Final Struggle This is for the Napoleonic Battles series and has some select action that occurred during the Battle of Waterloo.The download link, and thread for posting feedback is available:…Continue

Tags: the_final_struggle, waterloo, napoleonic_battles, john_tiller_software, demos

Started by Steve Trauth Jul 10, 2012.

Punic Wars planning maps available

Hot off the hard disk... you can get an idea of…Continue

Tags: Punic_Wars, Ancient_Warfare

Started by Steve Trauth Jul 1, 2012.

Gallic Wars planning maps available

I just got done uploading these yesterday.You can get an idea of what they are like at:…Continue

Started by Steve Trauth Jun 20, 2012.

Campaign 1814 -planning maps available


Started by Steve Trauth Jun 14, 2012.

Some new titles out this month 1 Reply

John Tiller has released a new title in the Napoleonic Battles series, Campaign Leipzig. HPS has released Tigers Unleashed, and Ancient Warfare: Roman Civil Wars. Tigers Unleashed looks like it could…Continue

Started by Gerard Snitselaar. Last reply by Steve Trauth Dec 16, 2011.

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Comment by Steve Trauth on January 6, 2012 at 4:26pm

Napoleonics Battles Page Available

Added a page for HPS/JTS's Napoleonic Battles' series, as that material is now more or less complete on the SDC site.

Also fixed broken image links that I managed to create when I moved an album on the SDC gallery page (as well as went with a newest to oldest type of column on the material posted on this (the CSW Social site) site's pages.

You can find these links a bit off to the right on this page and underneath the members box.

Comment by Steve Trauth on November 29, 2011 at 4:26am

**The website is in serious update mode.*** More info to come, however today the site got 3 emails providing notification for a release by JTS (Campaign Leipzig), and  HPS authorised release of info for 2 releases scheduled for 9th December 2011. (Tigers Unleashed and Ancient Wars: Roman Civil War).


Now I do have the Press Release packs on hand, which also has some screenshots for the HPS releases. I have the JTS game to work with, and at the same time, I am smack in the middle of working on the below-mentioned planning map for the Ulm Campaign (which is huge, and basically amounts to a personal challenge between myself and the potential limitations of my hardware). I don't plan on losing this one :).


I suppose the good news, is that it does provide some practice for working with the larger maps (Leipzig has a few, and I want to do my usual level of work on them).


Now, mind you last year JTS also sprang a bit of a surprise by releasing a title just before Christmas, and while I have no info that will be repeated, I also don't have any stating that it won't -all of which adds up to web-master snowball effect. . . work keeps coming.

Comment by Steve Trauth on November 28, 2011 at 5:30am

For better or for worse, I am having a go at a 2d zoom-in mode planning map of the Ulm campaign map from Campaign: Austerlitz.

I have no idea how it will tirn out, but it should be similar in scope to the one I did earlier this year of the Quebec map from French & Indian War (which, even when zipped is about 300 mb). 

I'll be making a smaller version of the Ulm map as well (or at least resizing it smaller), assuming my hardware doesn't give out on me (considering that I am using 32 bit Vista, even at the max amt of RAM installed, it might -it is that big (and mind you it is not the largest map that I have to do).

Comment by Rich Hamilton on June 28, 2010 at 10:21am
I no longer have the time to manage it, but if someone wanted to start a new one up to replace the old that would certainly be fine with me.
Comment by Hudson on June 28, 2010 at 10:04am
I was wondering if there was any chance of restarting the John Tiller web ring? Seems most of the sites are dead which is a bummer
Comment by Hudson on June 17, 2010 at 10:08am
Ok thanks a ton
Comment by Rich Hamilton on June 17, 2010 at 10:03am
Here's their forum - - not sure what is up with the main URL though...
Comment by Hudson on June 17, 2010 at 9:51am
Went I went to the Panzer Campaigns Club the site has been replaced with a Tennis site, just a heads up lol
Comment by Hudson on June 17, 2010 at 9:12am
Thanks Rich!
Comment by Rich Hamilton on June 17, 2010 at 9:09am
Will try and get those links corrected soon, you should try the Blitz wargame club for PzC opponents, GamesSquad or the PZCC would also work. Let me know if you have troubles, am sure I can round something up for you.

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