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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2019 2:55 p.m. PST

OK, I know it's cheating for a miniatures player, but I've been known to use troops and some terrain on geomorphic hex boards. But I can't match some flea market finds. Has anyone seen printed hex boards 1" flat to flat?

Thanks.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2019 6:32 p.m. PST

Not boards but…

link

emckinney06 Dec 2019 11:50 p.m. PST

Could you be more specific with your question? Blank hex boards? Geomorphics from an unknown game?

Yellow Admiral07 Dec 2019 1:11 a.m. PST

Hexes aren't cheating. They're just in very poor taste. grin

Do you mean 1" individual hexes?

I've seen ceramic tiles in these sizes, though I doubt they'd match anything you have already.

You can order any size hexes you want from Litko (in varying thicknesses), but you'll have to glue your own terrain onto them.

- Ix

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2019 6:04 a.m. PST

I was not sufficiently clear. Sorry.

These look like ASL boards--geomorphic with more or less natural terrain on good card--maybe 1/8"--and folding in the middle. But instead of the ASL 3/4" flat to flat, the hexes are 1" flat to flat.

Oh. And on balance I'd agree about the bad taste. But they're part of my effort to develop five miniature games, each of which fits in a laptop carrier while remaining visible. The 2mm WWII armies fight on ASL boards with added trees, bridges, houses and such while these are used for GEV along with the new hard plastic OGRE vehicles. But I could use two or three more boards for variety.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Dec 2019 6:26 a.m. PST

Sounds like BattleTech?

Yellow Admiral07 Dec 2019 10:25 a.m. PST

This is the kind of situation that photographs would help immensely.

I think the Nations At War series by Lock 'n Load uses 1" hexes: link

Which means the World At War 85 series probably does too: link

Apologies if I'm wrong. I haven't got one of those games in front of me to check.


Oh. And on balance I'd agree about the bad taste.
LOL! The hex grid is a brilliant gaming innovation that speeds play, prevents arguments, and eases scenario development. But an educated gentleman wargamer should never admit to a preference for hexes in public. :-)

But they're part of my effort to develop five miniature games, each of which fits in a laptop carrier while remaining visible. The 2mm WWII armies fight on ASL boards with added trees, bridges, houses and such while these are used for GEV along with the new hard plastic OGRE vehicles. But I could use two or three more boards for variety.
Bravo! A noble goal. My inner engineer applauds your drive for synergy and design efficiency.

- Ix

Dynaman878907 Dec 2019 11:19 a.m. PST

They might be from the boardgame Panzer. Or possibly from Lock N Load Tactical "Heroes of…" games. They look a lot like ASL maps but I don't remember the size of the hexes.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2019 1:36 p.m. PST

Thank you all! Now I have names to use for a search. In other matters…

There has been persistent trouble recently with digital photography. I'm hoping my son can fix over Christmas.

And the BattleTech hexes are bigger--1.5" flat to flat if I remember correctly. Nor have I ever seen a set of geomorphic BattleTech boards. (I do use their folding sheets when I find them.)

Thanks again.

R

Todd63608 Dec 2019 5:03 a.m. PST

ASL Deluxe has larger hexes.
link
If you scanned or found other pdf's, you could adjust the print scale.

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