[messages] [Feature Requests] Drawn Line between pieces

RLWilson ron.l.wilson at charter.net
Sat Jan 26 12:03:07 MST 2013

While I am wishing...

I think it would be really nice if VASSAL could draw lines between
pieces. These could be used to show unit formations (e.g. a platoon HQ
units could have a line from it to all its  squads (ala the way Combat
Mission  did it in their old version). Or one could use it to show who
is firing at who. If either one of the two pieces moves connected by a
line moves the line would be redrawn to reflect the new pieces location.
It would be nice to be able to have layer for these lines so as to
change color or make them dashed etc. It would be nice to be able to
change these lines within the game by right clicking on each piece and 
having menu commands to add/delete/show/hide, etc the line between them.
One could use these lines to mark routes as well by connecting apiece to
way point pieces. 

And extra "bonus" feature that might be neat would be the ability for
the length of the line (in say hexes) to be computed as a property for
the line so that it could be used to trigger events.

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