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Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:38 am
by colingee
Hi, I'm Colin Gee, of Swindon UK, writer of the alternate history book series 'Red Gambit', and I'm presently researching hexon as the likely table top replacement for my floor based wargaming set up. I game in 20mm WW2 with my friend of forty-five years, and have amassed a very considerable collection of tanks, infantry, and supporting arms. I'm hoping that hexon proves to be suitable for our needs, as its clearly a top notch product. Have a nice day :-)

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Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:32 am
by dane
Welcome Colin

yes its a great system I have had my tiles for nearly 15 years now and haven't had a problem


Re: Greetings

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:06 am
by colingee
Ive been playing on a very large area, marked in 20cms squares, roughly 6m x 4m. Not as nimble as I used to be, so converting to a bespoke table, roughly 4.5m x 2.8m. We play 20mm WW2 and I'll have to alter our rules to suit. I've ordered about £100 of bits so I can properly evaluate it. Fingers crossed.

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Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:19 am
by Norm
Hi Colin. At this moment in time board wargamers have a thriving sector in WWII tactical, with a variety of hex based product, so the hex format does seem ideal.

The only consideration is what boardgames would call stacking .... or how many bases can you fit into a hex, as this will determine the game scale. I can fit 3 x 10mm vehicles into a hex and typically 1 x 20mm vehicle into a hex. But in many respects, that is not much different to the same relationships that exist on non-hexed tables between figure size and table space.

Re: Greetings

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:45 am
by colingee
Hi, I think we will be going down the hexon route, but I have given the decision to my wargaming chum. I'm getting the evidence together for him, and I'm up for hexon, although I have to change a lot of the rules to fit. We worked in a huge area marked out in 20cm x 20cm squares, but converting our rules should be easy enough, simply time consuming. I worked out that we are looking at a table area in excess of 1500 hexons for a single layer. I'm hoping that Kallistra can oblige with some appropriately priced bespoke items, such as a sunken road/stream hexon, to give some depth, but of they cant I may have to actually do some modelling of my own... for the first time for ages. I confess the possibilities of hex gaming do excite me.
I'll stick my hand made battlefield table graphic up, so you can see the task ahead, bearing in mind that, given we are operating in 20mm, hills will need to be more pronounced, involving a lot more height stacking, or the finding of some substitutes [such a polystyrene foam cake blanks :-) ]
hex table.jpg