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Buggins01 Feb 2018 9:06 a.m. PST

A german wall paper company called RASCH sells embossed hex (4cm exactly across the flats) vinyl wallpaper on Amazon. It's post free in Europe but I cannot say for elsewhere.

At £12.99 GBP GBP a roll you get 21" wide by about 32 feet !!! The perimeter of each hex is indented.

It can take, spray paint, acrylics, watercolour, pencil, felt-tip and PVA. PVA and polyfilla sticks well and does not crack, but pva and sand tends to crack when flexed.

It comes in 3 colours with the occasional random hex in "sparkle". Fear naught this disappears when you paint over it.

I have had it laid it out on a bench for about a month, it bears up well but it can tear if you catch it with something sharp. I would recommend pasting it to a board.

link

I am on the look-out for a 2cm hex roll.
Hope this is of use.

Fred Cartwright01 Feb 2018 9:36 a.m. PST

Interesting, but 4cm hexes are quite small. Could be used for microarmour or individually based 28mm figures for a small man on man skirmish game, I guess.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 9:52 a.m. PST

"Quite small" depends on one's normal gaming environment. I use a 3' square (90cm) board much of the time. For Western Desert microarmor, I wouldn't even have to paint this.

Which is no doubt why it can't be purchased from Amazon US.

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 10:33 a.m. PST

Nice find! I wonder how it would do if you rolled it up post painting/flocking for storage and/or transport.

Thanks,
Doug

Fred Cartwright01 Feb 2018 1:31 p.m. PST

"Quite small" depends on one's normal gaming environment.

Indeed, but I was referring to quite small in comparison to other hex boards out there. Hexon is 100mm across the faces. Geo-hex was 12" across. But for microarmour it would be fine.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 2:22 p.m. PST

I think it depends on intended usage. You build a board--or more often hills and mountains--out of Geo-hex, but I don't think I've ever seen anyone use a Geo-hex hexagon as a movement unit. In that sense, those Hexon 100mm hexagons are the largest in use--and probably rightly so. A 6' table would be only 18 hexes deep, which is on the grainy side. Hexes as units of movement and firing ranges go down from Hexon to maybe 1" hexes on ASL boards. But we're talking vocabulary: we agree on substance.

It is a question, though: what's the smallest table IN HEXES for a satisfactory miniatures battle? Portable Wargames is 8x9. I think the Battle Cry/C&C system is 12 or 13 by 10, but I'm going from memory.

Kropotkin303 Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 2:28 p.m. PST

Neat idea. Have book-marked it. Thanks for the find. Now to figure out what to do with it.

boggler04 Feb 2018 12:03 a.m. PST

Nice find. Perfect for air wargaming. Thanks

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