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acctingman1869 Inactive Member06 Feb 2018 8:29 a.m. PST

Does anyone make pre-made terrain hexes? I like the Kallistra (sp?) hexes but I'm lazy as hell and rather not spend time making up the terrain.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 8:50 a.m. PST

Just wondering. What size hexes? What material?

acctingman1869 Inactive Member06 Feb 2018 8:59 a.m. PST

I'm open to anything really. Just want to see what's out there, what people have used and what they like or don't like.

Been wanting to get back in Chain of Command, but I HATE making, setting up and taking down terrain.

acctingman1869 Inactive Member06 Feb 2018 10:31 a.m. PST

Guess I should mention the rules and scale. Chain of Command using 10mm mini's

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 11:09 p.m. PST

I recommend the HEXON range from Kallistra. The hexes are perfect for the smaller scales. (Think converting boardgames to miniature directly.) The 8 hex pieces go together quickly (a requirement mentioned) and are injection molded styrene. I have two sets of the mixed green/brown and love them. Bought a lot of extra terrain pieces to add variety. Their video of one of the owners putting together a table in real-time gives a great idea of just how quick it is to assempble and use. Hope this helps. https://www.kallistra.co.uk

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 6:49 a.m. PST

Is it hexes you want, or just modular terrain? Since CoC is not a hex-based game, I guess you're looking for modular terrain you could just put out.

It sounds like you want the surface and all the stuff on it. I say that because if all you were looking for is the surface, you can do that very easily with a ground cloth. So I'm guessing what you are hoping for is modular terrain where you just put down pieces that already come with stuff on them and you're done.

Because of storage, I'm not sure that's better than pre-painted scenic pieces you put down on top of a ground cloth.

Maybe I'm missing what you're after?

andy

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2018 8:43 p.m. PST

If you ever decide to make your own, check out styrofoam cake blanks: link

Some places will cut custom sizes and thicknesses for you, too.

Nitpickergeneral Inactive Member01 Mar 2018 4:24 p.m. PST

I couldn't see the benefit of haveng those blocks of 6 plain hexes and connecting them all together to create a flat terrain. Why not just lay a cloth down? The big benefit of hexes is the ability to create a varied terrain with roads, rivers, hills, woods etc without lots of additional terrain accessories. You can put stuff on top, but then why buy flocked Base hexes.

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