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Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 8:29 p.m. PST

I don't expect to see the Ogre plastic miniatures from Kickstarter til the end of this year, maybe sometime next year, but getting a running start on prepping to run games.

Inspired by the big Monopolis set-up, I've begun work on my own Laumergrad.

Tonight, drew out a 4" hex grid on a large sheet of thin plastic I got at the big box craft store. Later on, I'll cut out slots at the corners of the hexes so I can use this as a stencil to paint a grid on a large super heavy duty piece of felt that I have on hand.

The Hoegaarden beer mats are a perfect size to aid in laying out the grid. Got a 100-pack cheap on EBay. And they will then fit perfectly for terrain overlays! For bonus points, it is a very tasty beer.

Hoegaarden, the official beer of Laumergrad!

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 8:46 p.m. PST

You can make a hex mat in 20 minutes if you just mark the centers

Chuckaroobob10 Jul 2017 1:26 a.m. PST

Anybody with Ogre Minis is a friend of mine!

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2017 8:23 a.m. PST

Crispy, laying out a hex grid always seems like a straight-forward mechanical process; but whenever I do it, one measurement goes off a bit and then a whole section gets skewed off treadle.

Drawing this on the plastic sheet first in pencil allowed me to quickly spot where things were going wrong, re-measure, and correct the obligatory mistake.

It was also invaluable having the actual coasters in hand first to make sure that they would fit on the final grid. Turns out the coasters are a smidge over 4". 102mm on the short diameter. Enough of a difference that would have been a noticeable mismatch when laying down a long river overlay if I had made the grid to 4" instead of 102mm. Belgae, go figure.

Hmm, first photo link broke, let's try this one:

Wait, now that I've posted this, the first photo link is working again. Oh well, I'll leave the second one up in case internet mayhems continue.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2017 11:02 a.m. PST

Chuckaroobob, I don't [currently] have a lot of Ogre miniatures. Back in the times when they were readily available, I picked up a few odds and ends, but mostly stuck with whatever more affordable plastic stuff was available for 6mm sci-fi.

Once the buckets of cheap plastic minis from the KS arrive however, then I will be wealthy in Ogre minis. beer grin beer

I hope the folks who do have some will start posting more here!

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2017 6:42 p.m. PST

Monopoly buildings painted now. Just finished the chimneys. In this photo, you can't see the wall colours I spray-painted all the buildings (16 different colours, plus a a few silver high-rises; then masked them off and spray-painted the roofs (15 colours), and while they're still masked and the tape is stuck to the cardboards, did the chimneys (11 colours). Will be a nice variegated blend when I start assembling the city beer mats.

Part time gamer08 Nov 2017 1:10 p.m. PST

..I don't [currently] have a lot of Ogre miniatures. Back .. when they were readily available, I picked up a few odds and ends,..
Same here, I have, 2 maybe 3 of the original 'heavy metal' Ogres and one of the expansion games that Ive only played twice(?) in 20 yrs (never even got around to painting the inf).
Once the buckets of cheap plastic minis from the KS arrive however, then I will be wealthy in Ogre minis.
More than once Ive considered selling the metals I have (lack of use), but I have a great love for the GEV's and the Ogres themselves, so thats never happened.
Now, with the release of the plastics,(a weakness I have) Im reconsidering that selling part.

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