Then of course there is also the Rafm Hex Transfers mentioned in an earlier post Alternatives to Hexon and Heroscape that I will also make use of. If I am honest for what I want to game the 3” hex is a better proposition for me as opposed to anything larger it is more space efficient. I rather like the idea of using free standing terrain hexes so I shall need to order a few in to experiment with. Originally I had considered using the hex transfers on a cloth but I am now thinking that using a hard painted surface may be a better idea. Putting together two pairs of boards – one for the desert and one for Eastern/Western Europe – should not be too difficult and would have the advantage of being easily storable.
I am quite pleased with the variety of options I have for my hexed playing areas but more importantly using the maps means that I have the wherewithal to be able to set games up quickly and, as can be seen above, that look visually attractive.