Thursday, February 27, 2014

Why I want BIG hexes

I alluded to scenery in my post about wanting a bigger map for OGRE/GEV.  That's because I found some conventional boardgame components that are perfect for what I have in mind.  I'm not looking for something in perfect 1/285 scale with the minis--I just want something to represent a city better than a two-dimensional rendering.
These buildings are from the Monopoly City game, and their relative scale meshes well with four-inch hexes.  This provides a decent-looking city hex, while leaving enough room for even an Ogre Mark V.  I can't take credit for this idea--I first came across it in this thread on The Miniatures Page (with more elaboration on the concept in this blog post).
This set includes other structures besides office buildings.  There's factories, power plants, water towers, even prisons and stadiums.  I plan on assembling them on the hexes to make a modular city.  I think I'll call it Monopolis.


Ski said...

That'll be a dead-sexy looking town hex. I still think you're going to need a frikkin' huge table though.

Maj. Guiscard said...

Hi DS,
Did you ever see my post on on how to make quick hexes on a table? Typical solo cups do 3" and there are plastic bowls to run to 6" and everything in between. Here is a link to how I did it. Takes less than 2 hours.

Desert Scribe said...

I saw that post, Major. It's a great idea, but I'm lazy and want one already made for me. :)

Maj. Guiscard said...