"Eric, the game I'm working on, at regimental scale and with 150/hex, only focuses on the actions at Matthew's and Henry's hills, and so doesn't cover the overall battle and its possibilities. The usual problem with the…"
Summer Storm ;-), Battle Cry!, VPG Nappy 20 series, War of the Ring, Glory series
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
VPG Leipzig 20 (playtesting), White Star Rising, C&C Napoleonics
What game(s) have you played recently?
VPG Leipzig 20, Band of Brothers, Summer Storm, WRS, PB2: HoD
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
Not nearly enough; several hours a week when I'm not working on maps!
How big is your game collection?
at least 400 games
Been wargaming 30+ years, and doing maps for Game companies for most of that time. I'm a landscape painter at heart, and combine all that and my love of history with the mapping. 56, divorced and have a 19 yr old daughter who's studying fashion design and playing guitar in a group (The Static Trees)
Currently trying to keep my Studio alive while I try to learn mapping on the computer!
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Herding catz, designing wargame maps, reading History and Sci-Fi, bike riding, sailing.
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It is a whole new way of doing things, but if you can translate your style to electrons, you probably have a good grasp of the toughest part. It was easy for some of us; my style sucked, so I could start from the beginning, with no standards to live up to, and everything was an improvement. But yours is far, far better, and a Rick Barber piece of art is immediately recognizable.
Computer graphics are cool. If software can enable me to do maps that don't turn gamers to stone or render them blind, it can make your work positively immortal. There's nothing like sitting over a drawing board with a marker or pencil, but as you say it is a digital world.
Best of luck in getting through those tough times. I still have a laminated roll of the maps to SUMMER STORM I bought from you many years ago (can't remember what gaming convention it was...). While I like a lot of your 20th Century wargame artwork (e.g., SPEED OF HEAT, LANDSHIPS, etc), those maps for the La Bataille and Battles of the Age of Reason games are simply amazing! To say nothing of the maps you've been doing for the games on Gettysburg and the like...so we look forward to more. I still hope that some of revisions you've done for other games (e.g., Columbia's GETTYSBURG: BADGE OF COURAGE) someday creep into updates/reprints!