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razuse Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 6:14 a.m. PST

Hello all, I am embarking on a new project. Working on the beautiful Pico 3mm naps for command and colors. My hunch is others are using miniatures in difference scales for this game. Has anyone found a reliable company that makes custom game mats with hex grids? Can you order a custom size hex? Also, how are you addressing woods, villages, ect. Thanks in advance for your help!

razuse Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 6:16 a.m. PST

posting to the ancients board because I know many of you have done this for Command & Colors ancients.

Dark Knights And Bloody Dawns Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 6:30 a.m. PST

We use Hotz and Kallistra.

For scenery we use normal wargame terrain features.

Here's a shot of one of our Battlecry 6mm games.


Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 6:35 a.m. PST

HotzMats make a mat just for this, but service from them is spotty.

You could always go the GHQ route using their terrain hexes:


Getting Kallistra the shipping is killer, but the GHQ is cheap and shipping is very reasonable.

Martin Rapier23 Jan 2013 6:45 a.m. PST

We just use Kallistra for all the CnC games – Memoir 44, Battle Cry, CnC Ancients & Napoleonics.

Figures range from 2mm to 28mm, just our usual stuff on their usual bases. If the number of bases doesn't match the required number of 'blocks' for the game we just remember.

The Kallista 10cm hexes are very forgiving:)

Marshal Mark23 Jan 2013 9:37 a.m. PST

I made my own from a green felt cloth. I calculated the measurements for the corners of each hex, marked each corner and joined them up. I used a brown marker pen, and a long ruler is required. It took a while, but I'm pleased with the result. For terrain I used normal trees etc but had to make new hills the correct size and shapes.

coopman23 Jan 2013 5:22 p.m. PST

Hotz makes a Commands & Colors hex mat. Depending on his backlog of orders, it might be a month or more for your mat to arrive. Eric has always delivered the goods to me eventually though.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 8:18 p.m. PST

I've had very good delivery times from Eric, and that's to Thailand. Good product, never a problem. I've a coupld of cases of Hexon but, as Extra Crispy notes, the shipping costs are evil – all the fault of the Royal Mail of course.

Karellian Knight24 Jan 2013 6:24 a.m. PST

I also marked out my own cloth, took about half an hour and cost £10.00 GBP for the cloth. My hexes are 120mm across the flats to accomodate my CD based scenery.

coopman24 Jan 2013 1:20 p.m. PST

I have made my own hex mats in the past with 4" hexes, but it took me 3 hours per mat & I ended up with a tremendous back ache and rear end ache. Plus, Eric's product is much better if you can afford the cost & wait.

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