I did receive my gaming mat from HOTZMAT. It fit on my gaming table as I hoped. But after putting some figures on it, I realize the hexes are too big for my plans. They would be good if I use my based 1st generation Minifigs Napoleonics, or my old Airfix figures.
After painting the pikemen, I played a quick war-game using a chessboard and my Sudanese and Arab figures. I was disappointed with the game. I just find using hexes make for a better game. That brought me back to the Heroscape hexes. So once again I am planning to set up a board using the BATTLE CRY or COMMAND & COLORS board as inspiration; a 9 hex by 13 hex board. I also decided to try to find one or two hex terrain pieces for the board. I decided to go on Ebay to see if I could find a good buy on the pieces.
While looking, I came across some pieces referred to as swamp water hexes. These pieces are shaped the same as regular pieces, except they are flat green pieces, much like the water hexes. I think that these would make a better game board than the regular pieces. What's more, someone had three lots of 42 pieces, more than enough for my board, so I bought all three. I do believe these were made by another company to supplement Heroscape after the game was discontinued. By having a flat top instead of raised detail, I think terrain pieces will fit better on them.
|One of the units of the 10 minute pikemen.|
|The two completed units.|