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Unofficial additional unit labels
Love the artwork shown here. When I download the PNG zip files they are very low resolution and don't look right alongside the official printed off unit labels (much grainier). Is that because (a) this is the max resolution you have or (b) because you are only releasing low-res versions to protect your intellectual property for later sale or something? I totally respect the latter but just want to make sure I am not missing some high-res archive of images that is clickable somewhere on these pages.
Test pieces for painting have come out well so far, using spray primer, games-workshop paint and satin varnish.
The Dutch will be orange and Brunswickers will be black. Undecided about the Nassau and Hanover units, I'm thinking Green and light-blue respectively.
I'm also redoing some of the unit labels for printing at 300dpi. Here's the first of some Dutch units [Not my illustrations, and used without permission or credit]. I aim to have a PDF with embedded images for all the units required for the Waterloo and Quatre Bras scenarios.
Big-J wrote: Very nice Dene! From experience may I suggest placing a larger flag in the upper left or right corner and enlarging the troop type name on the colored stripe. When you shrink these down to fit on the small blocks the label name will be virtually unreadable. I hope to see more of your excellent work. Have you made artillery or Leaders for the Dutch?
Hi Big-J, I've done a test with my office printer, the text came out readable I think. The printer has some alignment issues which are causing bleeding of the colors, and standard printer paper isn't ideal -- there are office supply places that can print in photo-quality on coated or gloss paper for a few bucks. I plan to do that once everything's completed.
I took a photo of the test printing with comparison to a british unit, here: imgur.com/cqJac99
Dutch leaders and artillery will come, in the mean time I've done the King's German Legion Hannover line infantry
just wanted to pass on a quick way of optimising a lot of the nice unit labels we've seen on previous pages.
1. copy a bunch of unit labels into powerpoint, expand them (maybe stick six per slide)
2. print off in full colour
3. use a black pen, preferably rollerball, to ink over the image's lines, pick out a bit of detail
5. now when you scale these unit labels down to block size they look very defined and sharp.
See attached samples.