Saturday, 3 May 2014

Introducing the 125mm Super hex!

I have had a lot on my mind this past couple of weeks, much of it focused upon the question of what size hex I will use for fighting future C&C battles with my Napoleonics. I still have loads of the old 95mm hex terrain from the 6mm version a couple of years ago, but with terrain items beginning to arrive here it has become clear that I need something just a bit bigger in order to achieve my objectives. I have been playing around with cut out paper hexes in various sizes before finally settling on the larger 125mm hex as featured below. I ordered some from Tony at ERM - I told him I think I am becoming addicted to MDF! - and soon as they arrived and I placed some figures on them I knew they were perfect. Reasons for this?


  • The columns look just about right in that space.
  • I can now fit a building plus a couple of trees and still have room for four bases of troops.
  • The table area expands to more conventional 5' x 4'.
  • A four base unit can now deploy in line formation which may be visually better for British troops etc when I get round to them.
So 125mm hex it is then. I will put Hexon on the backburner for the foreseeable future. Plan now is to make a two piece hex grid table 13 x 9 hexes very similar to that of Tony, as you can see HERE. I'm going flock free with this board as I really like the combination of shades that Tony used and this will of course be carried across hill and river hexes etc. Building will be freestanding and can be shifted as required.  

I painted up the first of the new 10mm scale building from Timecast - these are from the 'Leipzig' range. I think the scale is just right for my 15mm figures. The trees are from S&A scenics and I really like them. I ordered some too large to begin with but Simon at S&A exchanged them for a smaller size with no hassle at all, top notch service from them. I ordered a second batch so I now have 20 lovely little model trees, great product.

Quiet afternoon here so decided to take a few example pictures for the blog of the new hexes, listened to Football focus and enjoyed a couple of bottles of beer as I set up the shots.






8 comments:

  1. A glass of beer would fit nicely in one of these big hexes...

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  2. Interesting stuff mate. Keen to see how you go with this...

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    1. An old favourite for many years Steve, reminds me of holidays on the Norfolk Broads :-)

      Cheers,
      Lee.

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  4. Looking forward to seeing these develop

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  5. Love it when a project comes together. Great stuff.

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    1. So far so good! But the way I go I can suddenly decide I'm bored with things and they get sold off for something new.

      Cheers,
      Lee.

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