Alrighty, here is the map that will be used for Round 1:
The dark green area is a set of woods, the light green area is a hill, and the square thing is a building that counts as impassable. Here is the grid that goes on top of the map:
And finally, here is the free forest areas for players using wood elves:
For those that are going to use Graphics Gale like me, here is a tutorial on how to set up the map.
1. Open up Microsoft Paint. Copy the map I posted above and paste it in Paint.
2. If there is white left on the Paint document use the corner squares to reduce it until there is no white area left. It should look like this:
Save the document as something, for example 'themap'. Save as a BMP file.
3. Open Graphics Gale. Click the 'Open' folder icon and open 'themap.bmp'. The map you saved into paint should come up with no white area around it if you do this correctly.
4. Now we need to add the grid. We will add it as a new layer, the reason for this I'll explain later. Copy and paste the grid image I posted above into paint. Using the selection tool (the rectangle made out of dotted lines), select the whole grid. Right click on the selected area and select copy to copy the gird.
5. Go back to your Graphics Gale document. You'll need a new layer, to do this click the arrow above the trash can icon in the layer box, which is on the right. Click the arrow, then select 'Add'. Name the layer 'Grid' or something like that, and tick the 'Enabled' box next to transparent. Leave the transparent colour as white. You will now have a layer called 'Grid'.
6. In this new layer, paste (Ctrl + V) the grid. The grid will appear, you can move it using the mouse by clicking on it and dragging it. Drag it over the map until its in the right position.
7. (This part is for games involving Wood Elves) Now make another layer, do the same as before except call it 'Forest'. Copy the Forest image I posted above and paste it into this layer. It should transparent, and you can move it around using the selection tool (which looks similar to paints selection tool, a rectangle made up of dotted lines). This layer is for moving the Wood Elf free forest with tree singing.
8. Final step, click on the layer that says 'Grid' and drag it above the 'Forest' layer. This will make the Grid appear to be on top of the forest. And your done...sort of.
9. Now make another two layers. These layers are for the units, so call the layers by thier army name, e.g. 'Empire'. Make these layers above the grid.
10. Using the bases template in the 'Resources' sticky, copy the template into pain. Copy and paste the base templates until you have enough for your army. Make sure each army has a different colour and paste them in their respective layers. To move them, click on the appropriate layer and use the selection tool.
Well, I think thats about it, post if you have any questions.