Module:Chitin: I

From Vassal
Publisher Metagaming Era Future
Year 1977 Topic Science Fiction
Players 2 to 2 Scale Tactical
Length 45 min Series Metagaming Microgames series


Filename Filetype Size Date Compatibility
Chitin1_v1.5.vmod Module 48.7 MB 2022-09-27 3.6.7
chitin1v1.2.vmod Module 54.33 MB 2018-10-01 3.2.17
chitin1v1.1.vmod Module 54.34 MB 2016-03-24 3.2.15
ChitinI_Manual-v1.2.pdf User Guide 1.88 MB 2016-03-24 n/a
ChitinI_Exp_Manual-v1.0.pdf User Guide Expansion 590 KB 2016-03-24 n/a

Module Information

Maintainer minsa
Contributors minsa, Rodzilla68


Chitin: I The Harvest Wars is a two-player tactical MicroGame that simulates the food-harvesting phase of the Hymenopteran year.

Game #2 in Metagaming's MicroGames series by Howard Thompson

Arch Reaper - Designed by Larry Blincoe

Low Hacker - Designed by Ben Crowell

Graphic Redesign by Scott Everts

Illustrations by Nick Hayes

Manual layout by Chris Taylor

Vassal module testing by David Martin, Freya Martin

Chitin 1 v1.2 - movement trails added

Vassal module design tutorial on YouTube - big thanks to Joel Toppen

Update v1.5 (September 26, 2022)

  • Most of the toolbar buttons have been redone
  • Updated description of module
  • Added splash screen
  • Made the counters palette free-floating
  • Changed default map size and zoom options
  • Reworked prototype settings to distinguish ground vs. air units
  • Resized/Re-positioned the "MOVED" button
  • Changed the movement trail colors to match unit colors
  • Added mini map
  • Added show map (hide counters)

Screen Shots


  • davidk64
  • Rodzilla68