Two Levels of MapEach battle has two maps; the one posted is a low resolution map showing the position of each unit as a stylized symbol, and a high resolution, 1:3600 scale version, where 1 px = 1 yd.
Lo-Res MapsEven in the lo-res posted battle maps, the troop formations are rendered in their actual scale size, showing the real-world footprint of each unit according to its contemporary spacing and formation. In typical maps, formations have traditionally been represented in out-of scale rectangles that only give a vague idea about how the unit was deployed and how much space it took up. I've sought to be more precise than that. It is important to me to see how much space an army actually occupied. Sometimes, given the strengths reported by sources, and the breadth of the ground, I've found that the armies would not have been able to fit into the space, which has led me to question the accepted deployment.
Hi-Res Maps to OrderIn the hi-res maps, you can zoom down to such a degree that individual soldiers, horses and guns may be seen, in their correct uniform colors. Great care and countless hours have been spent in making sure that the uniform colors (as seen from above) are historically accurate. Thus, the Prussian Anhalt Regiment #3 in the Seven Years War would have accurate coat and facing colors. The formations are also historically accurate.
These detailed maps may be ordered as hi-res PDFs, JPGs (or any format you need) by contacting Jeff Berry at email@example.com. Cost is $30 to download from an FTP site like Dropbox (they are usually 150 Mb to 1 Gb, depending on the size of the battle). I do not, as yet, have a shopping cart set up, but I can accept payment via PayPal.
I would ask that, in using these maps you respect the copyright of the Jeffery P. Berry Trust. They are for private use and reference purposes only and not to be reproduced or re-posted, though feel free to link to them. Should you wish to use them to publish in your own book, article, game, website, or blog, please contact me or an authorized representative of the Jeffery P. Berry Trust to negotiate terms and licensing. Jeffery.firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Detail of a hi-res PDF, showing the troops in their accurate formations|
|Detail of Austrian battery from the Battle of Soor hi-res map at 1500x magnification|
|Detail of Gettysburg Map showing the climax of Pickett's Charge|
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