Wednesday 24 August 2022

Two Shades of Blue (Mat)

Taken in direct sunlight on the patio….

….and in the lounge at the farthest point from any natural light

Really pleased with this! For the second time in what seemed like an age I successfully snagged a bargain on eBay in the shade of a Hotz felt gaming mat. This is in a mode blue colour and has a white hex grid printed on it with the hexes being 4” across the flat sides and the area itself 13 x 9 hexes (sound familiar? It should as this is the size of a typical Command and Colours board).

The blue itself is interesting as it looks quite different depending on the lighting used - as you can see in the two pictures above. Either way it is a really welcome addition to the collection and will be used for both naval and aerial games, occasionally even at the same time!

The 4” hex size will also be ideal for use with my ACW models although as written the rules are designed for squares. 

I may need to ever so slightly rethink that….

Or maybe not…

One thing that did cross my mind though, is that the hexed surface will be ideal for a straight translation of the rules from Wooden Ships and Iron Men for the age of sail in due course.

Either way I am sure I will get plenty of use out of it and for £11.50 (excluding postage) it was a bargain!


Aly Morrison said...

A grand eBay find David…
It’s a nice shade of blue as well… in both lighting conditions.

All the best. Aly

David Crook said...

Hi Aly,

I was really pleased to get it and the only thing now is that I want to get a larger version!

The blue is a really versatile shade.

All the best,