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RA Cunningham07 Aug 2021 4:36 p.m. PST

Hi, I was looking at some really nice 10mm miniatures and thought it would be great to use these instead of blocks.
Has anyone done this? What did you do for hex maps and terrain?

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2021 4:52 p.m. PST

Yes, we use a 4" hex grid. We've done C&C-Medievals with 15mm figures, C&C-Napoleons with 25mm figures, Memoir 44 with 15mm figures, and C&C Samurai with 25/28mm figures.

A 4" or 5" grid is just the right size and the entire 'board' fits on a 6' x 4'-5' table. We've also done Epic Napoleonics on an 8' wide table with two gridded battle mats.

I got my mats from Cigar Box. Here's a brief report on one of the first battles we did: link

You don't have to change a thing. Each unit has either three or four stands to replicate the number of blocks.


John Armatys07 Aug 2021 6:14 p.m. PST

Hexon from Kallistra is the popular choice here, with 25mm figures for ancients and 15mm for Napoleonic.

For phots of games see




NCC171707 Aug 2021 6:38 p.m. PST

C&C at HURRICON 2019:


and at RECON:


3rd5ODeuce Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2021 8:22 p.m. PST

I use 10mm figures, (Risk Game and Pendraken). My hexes are made of laser cut 3 mm x 2 1/2 inch MDF or acrylic for water.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2021 7:15 a.m. PST

A friend of mine does it with 15mm figs. I am not sure about the hex size but they are on a nicely printed matt he got through FlyWire (on TMP). FlyWire has some great matts and scenics, btw.

Oddball08 Aug 2021 12:14 p.m. PST

A friend and myself did several games of the Waterloo campaign with 28mm figures on a custom map.

Lots of fun, French win.

Martin Rapier09 Aug 2021 1:21 a.m. PST

I use Hexon terrain from Kallistra. Figures, anything from 6mm to 20mm. Do the same for all the CnC games, including Memoir 44.

RA Cunningham16 Aug 2021 6:52 a.m. PST


AICUSV27 Aug 2021 9:21 a.m. PST

I've been playing it in 28mm but recently started 18mm armies. The smaller scale is more mobil. Here is an shot from a 28mm game.


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