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Bernhard Rauch27 Aug 2017 5:21 a.m. PST

I would like to create my own 4" hex mat to use with CY6, any suggestions as far as materials and technique are concerned?

Bernhard Rauch27 Aug 2017 5:22 a.m. PST

I would like to create my own 4" hex mat to use with CY6, any suggestions as far as materials and technique are concerned?

Jozis Tin Man Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2017 6:52 a.m. PST

Here is a previous TMP discussion you may find helpful: TMP link

I have used 2 ,methods I have used myself. One involved this method: metroeastgaming.org/hex.htm

It took some time but was pretty cheap and easy.

I have also used Litko spray paint templates: link
They work really well and are fast, but more pricey.

Good luck and let us know where you land!

Bernhard Rauch27 Aug 2017 5:26 p.m. PST

Thank you, will probably go with the lLitko template. What material do you suggest for the matt, felt, canvass, something else?

Jozis Tin Man Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 5:29 a.m. PST

I have used felt without any issues, but next time I may go with some sort of vinyl, so you can easily slide the planes about, does not work well on felt. Maybe even get or make a croupier stick.

The next time I do it, I am going to hunt the fabric stores for some cheap vinyl or order something like this from Amazon: link

Good luck with your project, and please post pictures. Because I am odd, in 2018 I want to do a grand tactical game of either the Battle of Britain or daylight bombing of Germany with each base being a flight of 3 or 4 aircraft, using Philip Sabin's rules from Simulating War.

leidang28 Aug 2017 12:28 p.m. PST

Back in the day, 10 years ago, I made mine using a hex from settlers of Catan and tracing it over and over again with a sharpie. Had to start over twice due to drift in my template placement. However, even with the start overs I had a large sea mat and a ground mat done in an afternoon and have been using them ever since.

tshryock Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 7:31 a.m. PST

Do you need the full hexes, or would the center hex dot suffice? (That changes how you can approach the design).

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