Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Hexed 2 inch

Seems like most of you think the 2" hex size is a good one, with some wise warning from Stew and Sean about number of hexes needed to actually play the game, and total size of the board once you get going with the hexes.

So I printed out a little test sheet, and took a couple more pictures.

For single ships, the 2 inch hex looks like a great size.  Not too big for the little guys, and not to small for the bigger ones.

2" can also fit two larger ships in it, but pretty tightly.  A mess of counters and fighters would fit in there too.

So I think 2" is the way to go, which in a 4 foot by 6 foot board means 24x36 hexes.  Not a lot of space for Federation Commander or StarFleet Battles, but should be sufficient for Starmada, and other home brew games.  (e.g. I realized that an x-wing base ought to fit nicely in there too)

This does make me think that I could abuse the large format printer at work...


Heisler said...

Looks very good, make it so!

Stew said...

Looks aces to me. 😀
Pretty cool that you can just print that out.

Dai said...

I knew my contribution to this blog was worthless... *rechecks previous post's comment*

Glad 2" worked out mate. Abuse work stuff, always.

Maj. Guiscard said...

Those look perfect. If you can print them for the whole playspace, that would save a lot of time and look fantastic.

Sean said...

Looks like a good compromise.

FourEyedMonster said...

Looking at this post makes me pine for a good Starfleet ship to paint up. :)
I can't find any on sale locally, at least of a decent scale like those by AMT.

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