Today the order came and I am pleased with them. I must admit, having used Heroscape for years, I was expecting lightweight plastic tiles. However, these hexes have quite a bit of weight to them. You can buy "non skid" tabs for the bottom of the hexes to help keep them from sliding. To me they seem to set firmly and I don't think shifting will be a major problem. I bought a large number of plain tiles, several "rough terrain" and hills. The tiles are 3 inches across from flat edge to flat edge. I am thinking of making an edged tray to keep the base tiles firmly in place. I must admit I'm excited to try them out. Of course the size of the tiles cuts down on the portability of the board.
The next issue is how to finish the tiles. Battlescale gives a nice tutorial on flocking the tiles. I still am leaning towards just painting them; flocking could come later.
|Some of the Battlescale hexes laid out.|
|Some Peter Laing GNW based units on the hexes. Plenty of room for good sized regiments.|
|Trying Airfix figures on the hexes. They might be good for skirmish games.|
|Testing out different terrain features with the hexes. Once again, there is plenty of room for trees and houses, and stands of figures.|