Custom VASL Play Aids

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ITT I'll share some tricks on how to construct custom VASL play aids which may help you keep better track of your scenarios and campaign games, as well as organize offboard counters neatly. This stuff is not new for some of you - but I do get a lot of attention and private messages when playing via the server - so I'd like to share the wisdom. Here's an example of what you can do:

View attachment 45268

The possibilities are are endless. For example, I have scenario information aids for positioning underneath or on the side of the map. I have a KGP mist density chart. I have play aids to organize units for random reinforcements such as in AP40 and so on.

The secret is the draggable label overlay in VASL which is able to render HTML. So, I'm afraid if you want to take advantage of this, you'll need some HTML skills, which should not be a problem for people who understand the difference between a general and a specific collateral attack. Really, the HTML spec reads much better than the ASLRB and there are countless tutorials out there to help you along. Also you can copy the source code of the examples, change the scenario name or whatever and then paste. Actually quite simple.

So here's how you do it:

First you drag and drop a label from the Draggable overlays. Use the topmost one as it does not have any formatting. Then right click on it and change the label to nothing by deleting all the text. In Line 2 you'll paste the HTML code. Looks like this:

View attachment 45270

After pasting in the HTML the overlay may be pretty big and it will be difficult to find the center with shift+click, but you'll manage.

View attachment 45269

So here's code like the one used in the example above. Note that the overlay will wipe line breaks, so you do not need to keep your code as a one liner.

Code:
<HTML>
<BODY>
<TABLE BGCOLOR=#DCCD7B BORDER=2 CELLPADDING=4 CELLSPACING=0>
<TR>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 BGCOLOR=#FFFFFF WIDTH=64></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 BGCOLOR=#FFFFFF WIDTH=64></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 COLSPAN=8><H4>AP1 / The Ring / Niesky, Germany, 20 April 1945</H4></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER>Compass</TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER>Wind</TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER>EC</TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER>No Quarter</TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER>German CVP</TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER>Russian CVP</TD>
</TR>
<TR>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 BGCOLOR=#FFFFFF WIDTH=64></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 BGCOLOR=#FFFFFF WIDTH=64></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H3>1*</H3></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H3>2</H3></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H3>3</H3></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H3>4*</H3></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H3>5</H3></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H3>6</H3></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H3>7*</H3></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H3>8</H3></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H3>9</H3></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H3>10*</H3></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H3>11</H3></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H3>12</H3></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER></TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>
</BODY>
</HTML>
Known issues: VASL has problems with the z-order of overlays. So it is not possible to place an overlay on top of your custom label. It will disappear behind it soon enough. That means that some of the turn marker overlays (which are in the VASL Counters -> Other -> Map -> Turn markers) cannot be used here.

So, if you have some custom code that might be useful for other players: please share.
 

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Very nice. This is what I did with your codes (and some modifications).
View attachment 45294

Below is the code for Unit Records, can change colours according to which nationality in

Code:
<HTML>
<BODY>
<TABLE BGCOLOR=#888888 BORDER=1 CELLPADDING=3 CELLSPACING=0>
<TR>
<!--
Change BGCOLOR in the following Table Row.
-->
     <TD BGCOLOR=#F0A900 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=LEFT COLSPAN=12><H3>DEFENDER/ATTACKER</H3></TD>
</TR>
<!--
COLOUR CODE FOR NATIONALITIES
GERMAN       #B8E8FF
RUSSIAN      #F0A900
BRITISH      #FFE8B8
AMERICAN     #CFFF2B
JAPANESE     #FFE836
ITALIAN      #9E9E9E
FRENCH       #7DFFFF
ALLIED MINOR #66FF36
AXIS MINOR   #D9FFD9
-->
<TR>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#FFFFFF HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4>SMC</H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#FFFFFF HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER ROWSPAN=3><H4>MMC</H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
</TR>
<TR>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#FFFFFF HEIGHT=64 HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4>SW</H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
</TR>
<TR>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#FFFFFF HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4>VEH</H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>
</BODY>
</HTML>
 
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These things do not work so well when placed on custom add-on filler boards. The counters want to snap to the grid of the filler section rather than reside within the boxes defined in the HTML.

Is there any way to increase the blank area around a board so that VASL recognized it when scaling (so it does not get cut off and you can still scroll around fully when zoomed in closer) ?
 

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These things do not work so well when placed on custom add-on filler boards. The counters want to snap to the grid of the filler section rather than reside within the boxes defined in the HTML.

Is there any way to increase the blank area around a board so that VASL recognized it when scaling (so it does not get cut off and you can still scroll around fully when zoomed in closer) ?
yes,
1. right click "Edit Module" instead of the usual double clicking to open
2. double click "Map Window"
3. change Horizontal/Vertical Padding from 200 to a bigger value to suit your needs.
4. click "OK"
5. File/Save and ignore errors when saving.

Do note, your opponent may have some issues seeing anything further from the default 200 padding if he/she does not change according.
 

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yes,
1. right click "Edit Module" instead of the usual double clicking to open
2. double click "Map Window"
3. change Horizontal/Vertical Padding from 200 to a bigger value to suit your needs.
4. click "OK"
5. File/Save and ignore errors when saving.

Do note, your opponent may have some issues seeing anything further from the default 200 padding if he/she does not change according.
THIS is a very useful and easy tip! I like it!!!

I use simple typed text across the blank draggable label counters to build in reminders for scenarios, like difficult VCs or SSRs that are hard to follow or extensive in their changes. Having that bit of extra buffer on the sides of the map is useful, and it seems extremely easy to0 do. No coding skills required here!

Thnks!


KRL, Jon H
 

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Alternatively you can use this for SSRs.

View attachment 45296

Code:
<HTML>
<BODY>
<TABLE BGCOLOR=#888888 BORDER=1 CELLPADDING=3 CELLSPACING=0>
<TR>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#FFFFFF HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=128 COLSPAN=2 ROWSPAN=2></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#81BEF7 HEIGHT=64 ALIGN=LEFT VALIGN=MIDDLE COLSPAN=6>
     <FONT SIZE=4>REF: SCENARIO TITLE</FONT><BR>
     <FONT SIZE=3>DATE</FONT>
     </TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#F7819F HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4>COMPASS</H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#F7819F HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4>WIND</H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#F7819F HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4>EC</H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#F7819F HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H4></H4></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#FFFFFF HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=320 ALIGN=LEFT VALIGN=TOP COLSPAN=2 ROWSPAN=5>
     <FONT SIZE=3>VICTORY CONDITIONS</FONT><BR>
     Insert Victory Conditions<BR><!-- Add/Delete where applicable -->
     <BR>
     <FONT SIZE=3>SPECIAL RULES</FONT><BR>
     1. <BR><!-- Add/Delete where applicable -->
     2. <BR><!-- Add/Delete where applicable -->
     3. <BR><!-- Add/Delete where applicable -->
     4. <BR><!-- Add/Delete where applicable -->
     5. <BR><!-- Add/Delete where applicable -->
     </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>1</H2></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>2</H2></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>3</H2></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>4</H2></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>5</H2></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>6</H2></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>7</H2></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>8</H2></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>9</H2></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>10</H2></TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>
</BODY>
</HTML>
 
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yes,
1. right click "Edit Module" instead of the usual double clicking to open
2. double click "Map Window"
3. change Horizontal/Vertical Padding from 200 to a bigger value to suit your needs.
4. click "OK"
5. File/Save and ignore errors when saving.

Do note, your opponent may have some issues seeing anything further from the default 200 padding if he/she does not change according.
Here is a trick how you can do this regardless of the settings of your opponents:

When you select the boards for your scenario, add an extra column and an extra row (one more of each that you would need for the scenario's board layouts).
In the extra column, add a board NULV in each row (which you can crop to lines A+B only). This will give you extra space as you require.

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Here is a variation for the placement of the VC/SSR etc. which will fit in width the standard margin of free space left or right of the selected boards:

Code:
<html> <div style="width:150px;height:40px;overflow:auto;">
 
 
<b>Victory Conditions</b> <br />  <hr />  
The Americans win at game end by Controlling all stone buildings.<br />  
<br />
  
<b>Special Scenario Rules</b> <br />  <hr />  
1. EC are Moderate with no wind at start. PTO Terrain (G.1) is in effect, including Light Jungle (G2.1) [EXC: roads exist]. Place overlay X11 on 56Z1-Z2. Flames cannot exist in a Hut.<br/> 
<br />  
2. Type 95 HA-GO LTs are Dug-In AFVs (D9.54).<br/>
<br />
3. Treat vehicle crews as SMC for purposes of Building Control (A26.14).<br/>
<br />
 
<b>House Rules</b> <br />  <hr />  
1. The IIFT with CTC is in effect. <br/>  
<br /> 
2. An honor system is used instead of temporarily revealing concealed units for verification  purposes.<br/> 
<br />
 
</div> </html>

It is easy to link pictures to the labels as well (but animated gifs do not work):

Code:
<HTML>
 	<TABLE WIDTH=200 BORDER=0 CELLPADDING=2 CELLSPACING=0>
 		<COL WIDTH=200>
 		<TR VALIGN=TOP>
 			<TD WIDTH=200>
 				<P>
<IMG SRC="http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e364/marder38/Classy-Peg-passing-destroyed-Japanese-Shinhoto-Chiha-tank-on-Luzon-in-the-Phillipines-17-Jan-1945.jpg" ALIGN=BOTTOM WIDTH=200 HEIGHT=150 BORDER=0>
    				</P>
 			</TD>
 		</TR>
 	</TABLE>
 </HTML>
And here's a table (in this case for fortification costs of BFP-82 "Steamroller") which can be used as a template for other purposes.

Code:
<HTML>
<BODY LANG="de-DE" DIR="LTR">
<TABLE WIDTH=200 BORDER=1 CELLPADDING=2 CELLSPACING=1 STYLE="page-break-before: always">
	<COL WIDTH=120>
	<COL WIDTH=31>
	<COL WIDTH=31>
	<TR VALIGN=TOP>
		<TD WIDTH=100 BGCOLOR="#996633">
			<P><B>FORTIFICATION</B></P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 BGCOLOR="#996633">
			<P><B>COST</B></P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 BGCOLOR="#996633">
			<P><B>MAX</B></P>
		</TD>
	</TR>
	<TR VALIGN=TOP>
		<TD WIDTH=100>
			<P>AP Mines **</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31>
			<P>&frac12;</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 SDVAL="64" SDNUM="1031;">
			<P>64</P>
		</TD>
	</TR>
	<TR VALIGN=TOP>
		<TD WIDTH=100>
			<P>AT Mines **</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 SDVAL="1" SDNUM="1031;">
			<P>1</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 SDVAL="6" SDNUM="1031;">
			<P>6</P>
		</TD>
	</TR>
	<TR VALIGN=TOP>
		<TD WIDTH=100>
			<P>Wire</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 SDVAL="1" SDNUM="1031;">
			<P>1</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 SDVAL="10" SDNUM="1031;">
			<P>10</P>
		</TD>
	</TR>
	<TR VALIGN=TOP>
		<TD WIDTH=100>
			<P>Trench</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 SDVAL="2" SDNUM="1031;">
			<P>2</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 SDVAL="10" SDNUM="1031;">
			<P>10</P>
		</TD>
	</TR>
	<TR VALIGN=TOP>
		<TD WIDTH=100>
			<P>A-T Ditch</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 SDVAL="4" SDNUM="1031;">
			<P>4</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 SDVAL="5" SDNUM="1031;">
			<P>5</P>
		</TD>
	</TR>
	<TR VALIGN=TOP>
		<TD WIDTH=100>
			<P>Pillbox</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31>
			<P>*</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 SDVAL="3" SDNUM="1031;">
			<P>3</P>
		</TD>
	</TR>
	<TR VALIGN=TOP>
		<TD WIDTH=100>
			<P>Fortified Location **</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 SDVAL="5" SDNUM="1031;">
			<P>5</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 SDVAL="2" SDNUM="1031;">
			<P>2</P>
		</TD>
	</TR>
	<TR VALIGN=TOP>
		<TD WIDTH=100>
			<P>1S Foxhole</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 SDVAL="1" SDNUM="1031;">
			<P>1</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 SDVAL="5" SDNUM="1031;">
			<P>5</P>
		</TD>
	</TR>
	<TR VALIGN=TOP>
		<TD WIDTH=100>
			<P>&bdquo;?&ldquo; (Concealment)</P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31>
			<P><FONT FACE="Times New Roman, serif">&frac12;</FONT></P>
		</TD>
		<TD WIDTH=31 SDVAL="10" SDNUM="1031;">
			<P>10</P>
		</TD>
	</TR>
</TABLE>
<P><BR><BR>
</P>
</BODY>
</HTML>

I am just too lazy to post pictures of the "effects" but you can just try it out by copying/pasting the code into a label as described some posts above.

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I was just thinking... What about creating a custom in something like MS Word. Then open the file with an HTML editor. We could theoretically copy and paste the code for the HTML into VASL. Does this sound reasonable?

And I must add this is a great thread. Just thinking of the possibilities. Thanks.
 

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I was just thinking... What about creating a custom in something like MS Word. Then open the file with an HTML editor. We could theoretically copy and paste the code for the HTML into VASL. Does this sound reasonable?

And I must add this is a great thread. Just thinking of the possibilities. Thanks.
Word conversion to HTML would be a horrendously weird looking mess - but I would think it would work and all the extra crap is invisible to the end user anyway

I just tried something and the flavor of HTML exported from word 2010 must not be renderable :angry:

DUH - that is becasue it generated another folder with a bunch of useless extra files :mad: and they were referenced in the HTML
 
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Posting two scenario play aids that you can copy and paste.

The vertical one

View attachment 46109

Code for the vertical one:

Code:
<HTML>
<BODY>
<TABLE bgcolor=#DCCD7B WIDTH=210 BORDER=1 CELLPADDING=2 CELLSPACING=2>
<TR>
     <TD HEIGHT=25 COLSPAN=3><H2>Stalin's Shadow</H2></TD></TR>
<TR>
     <TD HEIGHT=25 COLSPAN=3><P>OF1</P><P>Borodzatyn, Russia, 22 June 1941</P></TD></TR>
<TR>
    <TD WIDTH=210 HEIGHT=140 COLSPAN=3><P>&nbsp;</P></TD></TR>
<TR>
    <TD HEIGHT=64 BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE WIDTH=210 colspan=3>
          <DIV align=center>
          <TABLE BORDER=1 CELLPADDING = 2 width="100%">
               <TR>
                    <TD></TD>
                    <TD>ELR</TD>
               </TR>
               <TR>
                    <TD>German</TD>
                    <TD>4</TD>
               </TR>
               <TR>
                    <TD>Russian</TD>
                    <TD>2 (MMC) / 3 (SMC)</TD>
               </TR>
          </TABLE>
          </DIV>
      </TD></TR>
<TR>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE WIDTH=210 colspan=3>
Provided that the Russians do not inflict >= 18 CVP (excluding prisoners), which will result in an immediate Russian victory; the Germans win at Game End, if there are no unbroken Russian (non-crew) MMC/Good Order Mobile AFVs with functioning MA &lt; 2 hexes from 10Y5.
  </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
     <TD WIDTH=70 HEIGHT=70 ALIGN=CENTER>EC</TD>
     <TD WIDTH=70 HEIGHT=70 ALIGN=CENTER>Wind</TD>
     <TD WIDTH=70 HEIGHT=70 ALIGN=CENTER>Compass</TD></TR>
<TR>
     <TD WIDTH=70 HEIGHT=70 ALIGN=CENTER>Axis</TD>
     <TD WIDTH=70 HEIGHT=70 ALIGN=CENTER>CVP</TD>
     <TD WIDTH=70 HEIGHT=70 ALIGN=CENTER>CVP</TD></TR>
<TR>
     <TD WIDTH=70 HEIGHT=70 ALIGN=CENTER>Allies</TD>
     <TD WIDTH=70 HEIGHT=70 ALIGN=CENTER>CVP</TD>
     <TD WIDTH=70 HEIGHT=70 ALIGN=CENTER>CVP</TD></TR>
<TR>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=70 WIDTH=70 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>1</H2></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=70 WIDTH=70 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>2</H2></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=70 WIDTH=70 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>3</H2></TD>
</TR>
<TR>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=70 WIDTH=70 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>4</H2></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=70 WIDTH=70 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>5</H2></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=70 WIDTH=70 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>6</H2></TD>
</TR>
<TR>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=70 WIDTH=70 ALIGN=CENTER><H2>7</H2><sup>(ht)</sup></TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=70 WIDTH=70 ALIGN=CENTER>&nbsp;</TD>
     <TD BGCOLOR=#EEEEEE HEIGHT=70 WIDTH=70 ALIGN=CENTER>&nbsp;</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>
</BODY>
</HTML>
And this is one is my current horizontal one, which I always place below the mapboard so counter stacks may grow indefinitely:

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<HTML>
<BODY>
<TABLE BGCOLOR=#DCCD7B bordercolor=grey BORDER=1 CELLPADDING=4 CELLSPACING=0>
<TR>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 BGCOLOR=#FFFFFF WIDTH=128 rowspan=2 colspan=2></TD>
      <TD HEIGHT=64 ALIGN=CENTER COLSPAN=8><h4>OB13 - The Cats's Lair, Radoskovichi, Belorussia, 2 July 1944</h4></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 BGCOLOR=#FFFFFF WIDTH=128 rowspan=2 colspan=2>
          <DIV align=center>
          <TABLE BORDER=1 CELLPADDING = 2 width="100%" height="100%">
               <TR>
                    <TD></TD>
                    <TD>ELR</TD>
               </TR>
               <TR>
                    <TD>German</TD>
                    <TD>4</TD>
               </TR>
               <TR>
                    <TD>Russian</TD>
                    <TD>3</TD>
               </TR>
          </TABLE>
          </DIV>
      </TD>
      <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER>Compass</TD>
      <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER>PF Counter</TD>   
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER>German Casualties</TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER>Russian Casualties</TD>
</TR>
<TR>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><h4>1</h4></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><h4>2</h4></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><h4>3</h4></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><h4>4<sup>**</sup></h4></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><h4>5</h4></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><h4>6</h4></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><h4>7</h4></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER><h4>8<sup>(ht)</sup></h4></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER></TD>
     <TD HEIGHT=64 WIDTH=64 ALIGN=CENTER></TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>
</BODY>
</HTML>
 

bdward1969

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Okay I am such a VASL retard when it comes to this, but this looks like a great player aid, how do I go about copying and pasting this to use it? What is the destination folder, etc.

Brian
 

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See the original post for instructions, you use the draggable label overlay and paste the html code into it as the text.

Okay I am such a VASL retard when it comes to this, but this looks like a great player aid, how do I go about copying and pasting this to use it? What is the destination folder, etc.

Brian
 

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Very nice, great help ! Thank you very much for share :)
Best of wishes, and keep on good work!!
Ramón
 

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Shoot .. I really should have VASL templates with these play aids already on. Each time all I do is change the map boards. Don't know why I didn't think of it before!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Warm regards,
Jack
 
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