You may recall a short while ago I acquired a secondhand drop leaf dining table which, when fully deployed, measured roughly 60 by 30 inches. The size is sufficient for a Hexon playing area of 13 by 8 - which is roughly the size of a Portable Wargame battlefield and a half (i.e. 12 by 8). Obviously this is not carved in stone but as a benchmark to work from it is certainly as good as any. My original plan for the use of my Hexon was to set up a 13 by 9 playing area - the same size as the board used in Battle Cry and Memoir 44.
The 13 x 8 set up is absolutely fine for use with land actions but is a little narrow when used for naval battles. This was not a major problem but it did give me pause for thought.
You know how it is - something niggles for no discernible reason (I was happy with the original size after all) - and eventually you just have to do something about it!
So I did.
I visited a local timber yard and acquired an MDF off cut (medium density fibreboard for those unfamiliar with the term MDF) sized at 60 by 36 inches and it has made a world of difference - well, an extra row of tiles difference in any event. I can at last set up my Hexon to the size that I wanted to originally i.e. 13 x 9. This will give me greater area for deployment for land actions and for the essential sea room for my naval battles. It also means I could easily translate Battle Cry and Memoir 44 scenarios onto the tabletop should I wish to at some point.
Now there is an idea....;-)