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I'm thinking of building some terrain after seeing some of the stuff people have done while waiting to see if I can snag a copy of the second printing.

Litko makes wooden hexes but they measure them differently than what I have see in the posts here. If I number the points of a hex 1 - 6 in order, they measure from point 1 across to 3 at 1.375 inches. I same here that the board hexes are 1.5 inches across, ie point 1 across to 4. I think these are the same size. Can any one confirm?

My other question regards thickness. The options are 1.5 mm and 3 mm for the hex thickness. Any thoughts as to which way to go? It doesn't look like it makes a difference price wise. 3 mm is stronger obviously but I'm not sure how it'll look since I don't have the game to compare against the character minis.
 
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From what I understand, vertex 1 to 3 should be more around 1.3 inches, rather than 1.375.

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1671501/map-tile-hex-dimens...

I trusted 0.75 and 1.5 measurements, then 1-3 vertex should be 1.3 inches, not 1.25 as Isaac reported (but he said 'about', so probably it is 0.75, 1.3 and 1.5).

You can get hex printout from the link in that thread.

You can also download ready-to-use laser cutter templates at
https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/148191/hex-tiles-cad-plan...

This all assumes 0.75/1.3/1.5 measurements, if real sizes are different, then I'm royally messed with all the work done for terrain so far... To the point it might be easier for me to reprint boards in these dimensions rather than redo all the stuff

If you wonder about hex size relations, here is helpful link
http://www.drking.org.uk/hexagons/misc/dims.html

Regarding thickness, I used 3mm plywood. I doubt that you can really get durable wood based cut with 1.5mm, I haven't seen such option anywhere (they all started from 3mm up to 12mm). Maybe plexi or cardboard...
 
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Thanks. I printed off a sheet of paper using the .75 side and did the measurements. 1.375 inches is too big but I looked at what they had in millimeters. The hexes are 33 mm vertex 1 to 3 and Litko makes 32 mm hexes which are close enough for me. They cost a bit more but not prohibitively so. It looks like 100 hexes @ 3mm thickness is about 18 USD before shipping. 1.5 mm thickness look to be about 24 USD per hundred.
 
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good luck!

I will leave this link here for motivation and inspiration purposes.

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1760489/started-making-my-o...
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DA_Maz wrote:
good luck!

I will leave this link here for motivation and inspiration purposes.

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1760489/started-making-my-o...


That's the thread that made me think of going down this path. Has anyone seen anything with helpful dimensions to make stuff?
 
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bortass wrote:
Has anyone seen anything with helpful dimensions to make stuff?


Can you elaborate? Do you mean detailed tutorials/how-to on specific furniture pieces?
 
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abies wrote:
bortass wrote:
Has anyone seen anything with helpful dimensions to make stuff?


Can you elaborate? Do you mean detailed tutorials/how-to on specific furniture pieces?


I have seen DMCraft videos, so I'm sure I can find how to make most stuff there. It's more rough dimensions of things. For example, Doors should be about 1.25 inches high(made up number) to look right with the minis. I don't have the game to compare with. I assume they are 25mm scale models but I don't know if I have any kicking around here anymore. 40K and Warhammer are all 28mm+ for scale.

I figure a two hex table can't be much more than .75 inches wide and 2.5 inches long or it'll hang over adjacent hexes. Half an inch high is my guess. I know it's not too critical in the end, but I was wondering if anyone has seen any dimensions from anyone that's build stuff for the game. Not a big deal at all though.

 
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