Table of Contents

VASSAL Concepts

Some ideas you need to get your head wrapped around before you dive in to creating a module.


The main tool for creating, improving, and maintaining Vassal Game Modules.

Game Module

A Vassal Module is everything needed to play a particular Game.

Game Pieces

Rooks! Pawns! Panzer Divisions! Pieces and their traits are the building blocks of Vassal.


Maps! Game boards! The surface where playing pieces move around.


The Toolbar ribbon that helps players control their games.

Tools, Preferences, and Utilities

Other tools and utilities for maintaining modules.