Hex boards that could be used for other games.
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I love Star Wars Epic Duels. Even more so, I love to customize the game. I've downloaded most of the user-made boards from the net and got a lot of enjoyment out of them. Today, though, I began to ponder how the game could be enhanced with a hex-based board to play on instead of a typical orthogonal board.

I'm looking for a fairly large hex-based board that has hexes sizes which are suitable for the pieces used in Star Wars Epic Duels. Any suggestions (less I have to go and design my own)?

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I figured as long as I'm making a geeklist, I might as well open the topic up to general talk about which hex boards you have come across which are great for implementing into other games.
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1. Board Game: Star Wars: Epic Duels [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:890]
Luke McGreggor
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Here's a good image of the original game and one of the original boards that come with it. Anybody got any ideas for a different board I could use?
 
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These pieces could easily be used for another game.
 
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These hex tiles could be useful for other games... but what this game needs is a map on which to place them.
 
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I know Memoir '44 has a pretty cool hex board, but the individual hexagons seem a bit too large (as best as I can observe from pictures, I've never seen the game in real life).
 
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Here is your game - i have actually used epic duels with this game - you could just use the modular boards or you could combine the rules for variety as i did in this article
either way you can't go wrong http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/26733

the game you actually want is the 2nd expansion called Duel of Ages Set 3 which has all the terrain such as the picture
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/6141

Don't let the mixed reviews scare you - this game got a lot of controversy because those who like this kind of game rated it high, and there was some backlash by those that don't see it as a standard for BGG sensibilities - see Tom Vasel's review for the base game shown here - for my self this is only one of 2 games i have rated 10 - every game has situations that come up and unfold like a movie that will replay in your mind for the next day - its a unique gem
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Our gaming shop on the Miss. Gulf Coast was a distributor, and they had tons of these for sale cheap. I don't know if you can find them cheaply anymore, but they had a plain paper hex map with the hexes labled. We went through about 3-4 sets in high school using them as D&D miniature maps, but they would probably be good for any general purpose game. The game itself was pretty lousy, and the best strategy was to shoot the ground underneath the other guy and turn it to lava every time.
 
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mission command sea comes with a plain blue hex map on coardboard. its pretty cheap.
 
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Battletech itself isn't much good in map departments. But there are at some 6 different expansions of hex maps with some 12 maps in each (so you get to buy the maps only).

Every map can furthermore be reversed for blanks hex map with no terrain (only the grid is shown).
 
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As promised, here it is. My new board.
 
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10. Board Game: Star Wars: Epic Duels [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:890]
Luke McGreggor
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And an overhead view that lets you see the hexes a little better and the aerial satellite imagery.
 
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