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The Vassal 40k Module is for the card-, board- and miniatures simulation software- VASSAL.

Vassal is a game engine for building and playing online adaptations of board games and card games. It allows users to play in real time over a live Internet connection. It runs on all platforms, and is free for personal use.

This module enables online play, meaning you can play people from around the world, using the tabletop rules.

The 40k Module makes it possible to play 40k games in real-time through the Internet with a simulated table and unit graphics.


You can get in touch with the community and download the latest release at Vassal40k on Wordpress

Screenshot of an version 5.1 game
Screenshot of an version 5.1 game


Contents

Version History

The module was originally designed for second edition and was first created by xhrit.com. Later RimCiv further developed the modules and adapted it to the new version of Vassal and third edition. Due to a lack of time Caluin took over the module. It was then taken over by DarkScipio. The module is currently run by Tim Davis (Dezartfox) The latest version is 5.1 and is designed for the 5th edition.

2.0.3

19.3.2005: Limited release

03/30/05: Windows Installer

  • The much requested, easy-to-use windows installer

2.0.4

20.3.2005: Expansions

  • Added 5 Biomes: Desert , Grassland, Tropical, Tundra, Urban
  • Added 3 Races: Eldar, Imperial Guard and Chaos
  • Added markers (2" Blast, Run, Broken, Recharging and Overwatch)
  • Minor bug fixes

2.0.5

29.3.2005: Expansion

  • Added almost 20 new units
  • Added almost 20 new markers & templates
  • Added 1 new terrain
  • Fixed statline errors
  • Added sus-fire Dice
  • Added artty Dice
  • Fixed Reference charts

3.0.2

  • Added Necrons
  • Fixed Chaos Marines bug
  • Added Large Urban Map

3.0.3

  • Added Tau
  • Added Inquisition
  • Added more Orks, Eldar, Chaos and Space Marines, including chapter specific Marines

3.0.4

3.0.5

3.0.6

  • Resized Large Urban board to 4x6
  • Added lots of new Tau, Space Marines, and Chaos units
  • Added lots of terrain

3.1

  • Added new unit graphics

3.2

3.3

  • Non-official version from a third party, included two new Tau Sprites.

FORDK1-1(3.4)

  • Fixed mouse over viewer show name of piece and not location (off board)
  • Fixed preconfigured maps with terrain already laid out (how many do you want?)
  • Added that pieces can move forward 1” with a key stroke
  • Changed the 'moved' marker to something a little more visually attractive
  • Added multi board support (done in 12” or 24” blocks?)
  • Added Necrons
  • Added map layers – hills, vegetation, roads, buildings,infantry,vehicles,counters (will keep models slipping under hills and such)
  • Added private map windows for army composition (a place to put the models but not on the main map)
  • Added movement trails
  • Added multi board support (done in 12” or 24” blocks?)
  • Added deviation dice – located in Counters[Misc]. Random direction and hit/miss roll. Move forward 1”. Area of effect for 3,5,7 and 10 inch blasts.
  • Cleaned out the terrain pieces. (free rotation eats up a lot of memory and doing it on large terrain pieces will eat up even more)
  • Added terrain selection using Shift-Click. (Ctrl-Shift-Click would not work for me for some reason)
  • Added turn tracker. Tracks turn number, player side and phase. Left in the ‘end of phase’ buttons just in case the turn tracker is not liked.
  • Fixed mouse over viewer to now show model information (wargear) instead of location
  • Added scatter dice. Located in Counters[Misc]. Put it on target and roll. Will randomly select hit or miss and rotate to a random facing. If a miss is indicated just move the piece that many inches (Ctrl-Up Arrow). Has the option of 3,5,7 and 10 inch blast areas.
  • Added configurable map sizes. You can now select any number of 24” x 24” sections you want and each one can be a separate colour if desired (selection of 5 colours)
  • Added 2 more map windows so people can organize their armies away from the map. Kind of on the honour system if the other person is not supposed to see it until deployment
  • Added image capture to table map window (snapshot of the current map, nice for battle reports)

3.5

  • Fixed Necron basing
  • Fixed Ork basing and missing Warboss Mega Armour, Tankbustas, Kommando w/ Big Shoota, Burna, Shoota, Wartrukk, Stormboy Nob. Removed second Deff Dread. Changed the Mad Dok image to the JT one, much better
  • Fixed Chaos basing
  • Checked Dark Eldar
  • Eldar basing checked, Swooping Hawks redone
  • Eldar War Walker now has layers for the different weapons layouts (can you have 2 different weapons on the walker?)
  • Resized and layered all Eldar vehicles and Jetbikes
  • Began adding new terrain sprites from JT
  • Added Ultramarine Chaplain on Bike, adjusted bases on Ultramarines
  • Replaced Dark Angels sprites with better ones. Missing quite a few but at least they look better now. Dark Angels Dreadnought has configurable weapon mounts
  • Change LOS thread to red, shows up better on most terrain types
  • Added text label selection for terrain pieces
  • Added casualty markers
  • Added for the Dark Eldar 2 Wyches with CCW + Splinter Pistol
  • Added new Avatar sprite, resized and layered the Eldar Wave Serpent, Fire Prism and Falcon
  • Added vehicle prototype. Includes Immobilised and Condition (shaken, stunned, destroyed) layers. Applied to all vehicles
  • Changed Tau Devilfish, Hammerhead and Piranha sprites. Added layers for weapon mounts
  • Added new Kroot sprite
  • Added new Imperial Guard Sentinel, Chimera, Leman Russ Battle Tank, Leman Russ Demolisher, Basilisk and Hellhound with layers added. Pickle did the Baneblade and Leman Russ Executioner. Basically loads of new IG tanks added thanks to the Pickle man
  • New Imperial Guard Infantry done
  • Added Assassins to Inquisition list
  • Imperial Guard Vulture, Valkyrie and Thunderbolt flyers added
  • Added dice bucket. Select the number of dice, hit Ctrl-P, push the button with your target number. All dice show the number and a big F if it failed the number. Re-rolls are doable (re-roll the last set of failed dice, red Fs). Armour saves will be last and all failed armour saves will show up as big red Fs. Up to 120 dice can be rolled this way.
  • Added Space Wolves Predator and Land Speeder with layers
  • Space Wolves should be complete now with all vehicles and infantry done
  • Added the Pickle Warhound
  • Scale has been changed to 25 pixels per inch
  • Added bases to Harlequins and Wraithguard
  • Ork Mek Boy Force Field now has the 6” field effect as a key command
  • Many Terminators have now been put on 40mm bases
  • Created the Hellstorm Apocalypse Flamer template
  • Added transparent bases. You have to select no base and the hit Ctrl-Z for the AoE to activate
  • Added a marker that will show firing unit, direction and target. Place it on/near the unit firing. Point arrow at target and then place marker on/near target. It will leave a trail showing who is shooting what
  • Dark Angels added
  • Redid the UI to the simpler images and fonts and put similar buttons into sub-menus
  • Each model has a 2” radius AoE. Just select your base size
  • Smoke added to all vehicles
  • Fixed issue where vehicles showed up as ‘Clear’ when the mouse over was used
  • Added Stompa, Chaos Warhound, Reaver and Nightwing
  • Daemonhunters have been updated (Pickle). Most have layers
  • Added a ‘go backwards 1 inch’ command to all pieces
  • Added 2, 6, 12 and 24 inch range circles to all models that have a round base
  • New kill markers done by DS. Randomly picks from 3 with random facing
  • Necrons now have a repair layer

3.5.5

Version 5.1

Screenshot of an version 5.1 game
Screenshot of an version 5.1 game
  • Complete remake of entire module
  • Nearly all races replaced
  • Module updated for 5th Edition rules

Version 5.2

Minor edits Last Version created by Dezartfox

Tyranid extension

Unkown authors release an extension to cover most of the sprites of the new Codex Tyranids.

Version 5.3

Preview of a new Sprite for Version 5.3

Version 5.3 was planned for 2010 with missing sprites for the Chaos Space Marines and the new Codex Space Wolves and Tyranids.

Version 5.4

  • Main Module – A lot of terrain added, Rivers, Tau and Eldar Terrain and many more
  • Grey Knights – Seperated from Inquisition, overhaul for their new Codex
  • Dark Eldar – Overhaul for their new Codex, a lot of new sprites.
  • Imperial Guard – Thunderer, Destroyer and Tarantula Sentries added
  • Space Marines – All Dreads now can be Mortis pattern, Tarantula Sentries added
  • Tau – Tetra added
  • Apocalypse – 5 Flyers, 12 Titans and 26 Warmachines add


The latest version is 5.4E and it is still widely played. You can get it here along with a nice "Battlefinder" system.

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