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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 Man27 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:

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 Man28 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.

tshryock31 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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