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MrZorro23 Jan 2020 10:14 a.m. PST

Here is the prototype for Command & Colors Napoleonics rules set adapted to miniatures, the project is still in development. The long diagonal of the hexagons are 13cm (5.11").

Since I want the minis to be detached from the bases and be used for other rules systems like Black Powder and Rebels & Patriots I decided to go with 4 magnetic bases with 6 15mm soldiers each (24). Company, Batallion? I don't know. what do you guys think?

I will add more pictures according to advance on the project. Comments, advise welcome. Cheers!


Nick Bowler23 Jan 2020 12:40 p.m. PST

I am doing ancients with hexes with 5cm sides. Pictures available at link

Design of the hexes is link Being able to clip the hexes together makes for a much more stable playing surface.

paul liddle23 Jan 2020 1:23 p.m. PST

Have a look at Tonys blog here… link
He uses old school Napoleonics in 24 figure units on 7 inch hexes. The blog is a goldmine of inspiration IMO.

MrZorro24 Jan 2020 6:42 a.m. PST

Hello guys, wow, spectacular table Nick and what a great blog you have. The hexes design link is not working, I just get a 404 flying in space =) .

Paul, that Tony guy created an extraordinary table for sure, makes me wonder if I am ever gonna be able to achieve something as good, it is a challenge.

paul liddle24 Jan 2020 7:11 a.m. PST

I did a much more modest version using 1/72 plastics on a 4x3 foot board with 90mm hexes…


Have a look at my blog. link

coopman25 Jan 2020 4:56 p.m. PST

Suggest that you spend handling time handling those bases to see if they are manageable or too fiddly, especially when units are in adjacent hexes.

coopman25 Jan 2020 7:22 p.m. PST

Meant to say "spend some time handling those bases…"

MrZorro27 Jan 2020 11:43 a.m. PST

Yeah, thanks for the advise guys.

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