distance measuring

Combat Mission Black Sea is a military grade simulation depicting a fictional series of escalations between Russian and Ukraine which results in open conflict in the summer of 2017
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MausMan2
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distance measuring

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I've really enjoyed this one over the last year or so.
But I wish there was some map distance measuring tool both for the tactical map and action map. The only way I know how to do this in game is by giving a unit a target command and you get a measurement in meters out to some point on the map. Mabey like in RL I just need to be able to estimate distances over the terrain.
For the tactical map, I sure wish there was at least some 1 km grid overlay or something to help plan. Does anyone have any another method?
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That is pretty much all there is. The briefing's tactical map is a user supplied image so the scale is not always the same. To get a scale on that we would have to rely on the authors adding one to their maps. There is a grid mod for terrain you can get that gives you lines for the 8m x 8m action squares. I personally didn't think they helped any so I don's use them.
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If anyone is interested a link to one grid mod is below, there is a second file that also needs to be downloaded. I think that one is for CMSF2 but it might work in CMBS. I tried it before but it conflicted with other terrain mods I was using so I had to roll it back (I use JSGME for managing the various mods).

https://cmmodsiii.greenasjade.net/?p=6087
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Thanks. I'll check-out the mod, though, right, 8m is a bit small to be really helpful for how I wanted to use it.
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