Saturday, 9 August 2014

Hexon, Hexon, You're my Hexon...

(With apologies to Tom 'The Voice' Jones although it's not unusual for me to make comments like this....)

 
At long last - and I only wish I had gotten it sooner!


This morning saw the arrival of my desert Hexon tiles - Huzzah! I purchased a single box of the 6 hex tiles (21 of them) and two packs of 10 single tiles, plus a further pack of ten green flocked tiles for my verdant set. Sadly the latter will have to be returned as they sent the wrong tiles - they are the green/earth mixed version when I wanted plain green - but happily the desert set is fine. The first thing that struck me was that the colour is actually more of a light brown rather the orange/sand colour you see on the website which means that it is far more versatile than I first envisaged. It also means that the figure basing will be far more usuable in respect of the terrain as it could be used for anyting from Spain to India - anywhere where the ground is parched, arid, dusty or akin to the Western Front in 1916!

Needless to say I am delighted and so now have no excuse for not tackling the rebasing of the WW1 Middle Eastern collection.

8 comments:

Jim Duncan said...

Hexon II, I love it (them).

I have a ton of it.

I even have a set which I am customising for my fantasy setup.

You can never have too much Hexon II.

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

David Crook,

There's nothing to stop you now! I look forward to reading a battle report that features your new Hexon II terrain in the very near future.

All the best,

Bob

David Crook said...

Hi Jim,

I can dafely say it plays a major part in all of my gaming these days. My collection is pretty modest and I do not use any of the terrain pieces - just the basic tiles with hills being made from the singles. It makes for a flatter battlefield as any hills are quite low but I have a couple of ideas on how to address this in due course.

All the best,

DC

David Crook said...

Hi Bob,

I hope to be tackling a game sooner rather than later but perhaps not in the way you might think....;-)

The Skirmish show in September has now assumed a whole new level of importance!

All the best,

DC

Sean said...

Great progress on the desert gaming. I have had my eye on B and B, but haven't ordered anything yet. I will do so without reservation once I get the pile a little more sorted.

David Crook said...

Hi Sean,

I rather like B and B figures as they are sculpted in a style that reminds me of Peter Gilder's work from years gone by. The service is also really good!

Still a way to go with the rebasing but once tackled I shall be busy with the paint brush - which will add a little variety to the shades of grey I have been working with!

All the best,

DC

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

I might well follow you down this route ;)

David Crook said...

Hi Geordie,

I am absolutely delighted with mine - I have a set of green, desert and the sea hexes and they are an invaluable addition to my collection.

All the best,

DC