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Old 10-17-2017, 09:17 AM
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I may be able to help here, I run a mini-photography business in my spare time (ha!) and one of my projects is to create pics suitable for Twilight 2000. I'm quite happy for these to be used with attribution and can even edit shots to look more like the original edition if required (I STILL have great fun identifying the original pics!). If anyone is doing anything coming up for publication drop me a line and I can see what I have or can arrange to shoot.
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I may be able to help here, I run a mini-photography business in my spare time (ha!) and one of my projects is to create pics suitable for Twilight 2000. I'm quite happy for these to be used with attribution and can even edit shots to look more like the original edition if required (I STILL have great fun identifying the original pics!). If anyone is doing anything coming up for publication drop me a line and I can see what I have or can arrange to shoot.
That is great to hear that you can do that! Heck yes I would be interested and definitely would be able to give you attribution

question - if I sent you any of the pics I used for the Africa Sourcebook could you modify them as you said above?

definitely interested
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:11 PM
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That is great to hear that you can do that! Heck yes I would be interested and definitely would be able to give you attribution

question - if I sent you any of the pics I used for the Africa Sourcebook could you modify them as you said above?

definitely interested
Send me a couple and I will see what I can do.
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Here is a trial (quick) edit.
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:41 PM
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official answer to your trial

Damn that looks awesome!
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Slightly different styles.
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Artwork is fine if it backs up the narrative but if is just pictures to cover up space or to fill pages why bother. I would rather have meaty content and few pictures than poor content with lots of pictures.
As for the GDW releases of the 80s and 90s the covers were excellent (Pirates of the Vistula being my favourite) but the interior drawings were at times lacking.
Which ones, the first printings had different covers.
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James, those images are amazing. They incorporate a large taste of the artwork of the original release.
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James, those images are amazing. They incorporate a large taste of the artwork of the original release.
Still working on a better look.
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Slightly different effect
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Somewhere between this one and the previous ones. Although either looks good.
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:00 PM
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gold mine of public photos you can use in a module or sourcebook for sure
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Inspired by art in the BYB - The Battle of Berlin 1997
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:02 PM
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And another in the same vein...
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The images I've been using in my Twilight 1964 booklet, not that that's ever going to be published, have been coming from state archives mostly. Some National Guards have great photo collections either through the state archives (New Jersey) or Flickr (Georgia). If you want to go for a B&W 80's and 90's feel with a creative commons license. Not sure what if you could charge for anything with them in though.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:07 AM
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The images I've been using in my Twilight 1964 booklet, not that that's ever going to be published, have been coming from state archives mostly. Some National Guards have great photo collections either through the state archives (New Jersey) or Flickr (Georgia). If you want to go for a B&W 80's and 90's feel with a creative commons license. Not sure what if you could charge for anything with them in though.
If you want any editing send me them and I will see what I can do.
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great site - and can find stuff you could easily use for a sourcebook - i.e. this pic from 1995

at the site it says - U.S. Air Force Red Horse engineers quickly erect a tent city at Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Dec. 31, 1995. The hard backed tents will be used to house U.S. Army and Air Force troops at Tuzla Air Base. The engineers are from the 823rd Red Horse Civil Engineering Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

For the game you could do something like - soldiers from the 42nd Infantry Division building their winter quarters in 1999
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There's a couple of interesting photos in the following collection that could be useful for the "pencil shading" treatment
http://www.pettyandposh.com/remember...age-slideshow/

Just don't read the captions, you'll come away convinced that the author of the article is a dumb person writing dumb comments for dumb people - and that's me trying to be polite, they range from the laughable comment that napalm is "a harsh chemical that severely burns the skin" to the mind-boggling absurd comment "The dense jungles allowed the native soldiers to hide from the inexperienced American soldiers. For this reason, machine gun raids were needed to provide cover for foot soldiers."
How the hell do you carry out a "machinegun raid"?
And just what the hell is a "machinegun raid"?
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another one that I found that would be perfect for anything to do with the US border patrol or operations along the Mexican border from the US Dept of Defense
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:13 AM
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Here you go...
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:53 PM
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and this one - I might well use this for either the cavalry or US Border Guards articles
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and this one - I might well use this for either the cavalry or US Border Guards articles
I was thinking that when I saw it - would be a great way to have a US general be introduced as well into either article
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:21 PM
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I was thinking that when I saw it - would be a great way to have a US general be introduced as well into either article
Any idea on the unit patches?
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Looks good but what about the uniforms? The ACU picutred wasn't introduced until after 2003-ish (in the real world). It's an anachronism in both v1.0 and v2 T2K. Even with the black-and-white shading effects, you can pick out ACU features that the earlier U.S. BDUs didn't have.

I realize that this is probably nitpicking and that most GMs/players don't care about kit minutiae, but some might.
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Looks good but what about the uniforms? The ACU picutred wasn't introduced until after 2003-ish (in the real world). It's an anachronism in both v1.0 and v2 T2K. Even with the black-and-white shading effects, you can pick out ACU features that the earlier U.S. BDUs didn't have.

I realize that this is probably nitpicking and that most GMs/players don't care about kit minutiae, but some might.
The cav photo you would probably use for Twilight 2013 unaltered the other would be ok for the V1, V2 or V2.2 if you want to be purist (i.e. its from 1995)
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:33 AM
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Looks good but what about the uniforms? The ACU picutred wasn't introduced until after 2003-ish (in the real world). It's an anachronism in both v1.0 and v2 T2K. Even with the black-and-white shading effects, you can pick out ACU features that the earlier U.S. BDUs didn't have.

I realize that this is probably nitpicking and that most GMs/players don't care about kit minutiae, but some might.
I did wonder that myself. I might try a lower resolution/size or if I am using it for the US Border Guards, maybe all manner of bits might be made locally and with a little edit it could pass off as a non-issue commercial desert pattern.
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Here is a good one for almost anywhere - it was taken in Korea in 1998

"Soldiers assigned to C Troop of the 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment drive an M-113A1 Armored Personnel Carrier to the live fire range at the Korea Training Center, Republic of Korea, on Oct. 25, 1998. Armored units use the range to meet yearly, live gunnery training requirements."
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and another good one from Bosnia

A U.S. Army soldier communicates with his headquarters as another soldier monitors the radio while on a security patrol near the town of Sljoke, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Jan. 16, 1996, during Operation Joint Endeavor. The soldiers are patrolling the area in a M3-A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle as part of the NATO Implementation Force (IFOR). The troops are deployed from the 1st Cavalry, Budingen, Germany.

https://www.defense.gov/Photos/Photo...to/2001237170/

The archive photos at the Defense.Gov site are the oldest ones and the ones most likely useful for V1 or V2
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