[messages] [Module Design] Help with transparent (editable) board overlay

photographtheverb films at photographtheverb.com
Tue Jun 2 19:00:11 CEST 2015

Hi everybody,
I want to make a module for World Class Football (or possibly my own
game with a similar idea.)

The game board is a soccer field with 5 zones on it. In the physical
game there is a transparent overlay that has 15 numbered arrows for the
home side and 15 for the away side. During the game you would mark with
a grease pen each player number assigned to that arrow.  This could
change mid-game if you changed your tactics.

The transparency needs to be able to move along the board so that all
the players shift from zone to zone.

Can this be done in Vassal? 

I know you could make a transparent overlay with the arrows, but could
you then put editable fields (or just counters) on that overlay so all
the graphics move at once when you move the overlay?

The original board:

The Overlay:

[1] http://i62.tinypic.com/2k287t.jpg
[2] http://i62.tinypic.com/15oi89c.jpg

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