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a useful line of site tool

Postby gibbs » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:04 pm

While I don't play wargames I picked up a graphic calculator earlier this week so I can atleast learn some of it's functions before I go to university later this year
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in working out how it works I've discovered that you can program equations into it meaning that as many games have a formula for establishing if you have line of site you can not only program it in but unlike programmable calculators you can create the graph showing how your line of site changes based on the elevation and distance of your and there miniature
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Re: a useful line of site tool

Postby Frizzenspark » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:40 pm

Hmmmmm.... reminds me of diagrams used in the General to diagram hight differentials......
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Re: a useful line of site tool

Postby Whiterook » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:21 pm

Yes, but can it tell you how many scoops to put in variable pots of coffee?
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Re: a useful line of site tool

Postby TRDG » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:09 am

Wonder if youi could even make a game of that, sort of...... LOL

Cheers, Nice to see you found an aspect for War games for us Gibbs, quite interesting bud!!

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