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Those DIY maps made on the soil with mine tape?

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For those that have done infantry training, on excersise you'd come across a DIY map which a dutiful OC or NCO would have spend some time making.

The map was made from pretty much anything to hand,  mine tape, wire, string, bit's of rations hexi stoves whatever you had, it would often include handfuls of grass or moss to represent wooded areas and I saw a couple that had been carefuly landscaped to show miniture  hills, they would also show when the enemy was expected to be and things like ERVs

you can buy specific kits to make the maps see below:

Cammand model kit

on that website they don't give those maps a name, just as a tool to

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An enhanced compact model kit ideal for infantry section commanders and above, for use during the orders process.  It provides a variety of symbols, ribbons and markers that will assist in creating a model to illustrate your plan. 

 

 

I can't for the life of me remember what the heck those DIY handmade 3d maps were called...any ideas?

 

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We think we used to say mud map.
I believe they make a sand table when it is proper briefing in an organized situation.

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12 hours ago, 10FM68 said:

They were simply called "models"

 

10 68

Yes that's the word. " I'll make a model......"

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cool thanks, i knew the name couldn't something too far from what it actually was,

"Mudmap" and "model" both are good for me cheers

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