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Old 08-16-2018, 11:01 AM   #11
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Derp. I mean 1.5" flat to flat. But you guys knew that.
This is really for your 1st Edition G.E.V., you can't fool me. :-)
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:32 AM   #12
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For old-fashioned, by-hand cuts in chipboard, i recommend the Craftsman Edge Utility Cutter. It uses standard utility knife blades, and will give clean fast cuts up to the length of the blade. It will do full-hex counters with no problem.

When I did my first set of stream overlays, i used a shears & scissors, but the utility cutter is much cleaner & faster.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:40 AM   #13
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Turns out I'm not crazy! It's in the 'Resources' section at the bottom, along with a sheet for making faction logos / faction-font lettering: http://www.sjgames.com/miniatures/
I'd been looking for that, as I was sure something had been released, but I couldn't find it. Now that I can, I can whip up hex overlays for it easy as pie. For all I know, SJG might even let me make them available, not that it's hard to do anyway. It's not on the main Ogre Resources page, which is why I couldn't find it. Now I know :)

ETA: I just pulled the PDF up in GIMP and there's one minor difficulty. The images themselves are only 8x10, which is ~1/2" too short to get a 7x5 hex grid superimposed on. I think it'll handle a 5x7, which is only 1 hex less, but I have to see.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:17 PM   #14
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ETA: I just pulled the PDF up in GIMP and there's one minor difficulty. The images themselves are only 8x10, which is ~1/2" too short to get a 7x5 hex grid superimposed on. I think it'll handle a 5x7, which is only 1 hex less, but I have to see.
Some minor editing to expand the edges shouldn't be too big of a project. I'm sure the 8x10 is so it can easily fit on 8.5x11 paper, though
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:26 PM   #15
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Some minor editing to expand the edges shouldn't be too big of a project. I'm sure the 8x10 is so it can easily fit on 8.5x11 paper, though
Yup, I expect that's the case as well. Once I figure out the best way to handle things, I'll post an update.
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:11 PM   #16
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Somehow the 450dpi hexes aren't really 450dpi, and my math was off to boot. Oh well, back to the drawing board...
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:08 PM   #17
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Somehow the 450dpi hexes aren't really 450dpi, and my math was off to boot. Oh well, back to the drawing board...
Printing has to be the singularly most-annoying thing in linux to get right.
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:13 AM   #18
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Oh spank! Those decals are just what I needed!

Now I gotta see if any of my inkjet printer carcasses are viable
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:06 AM   #19
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Phil did post recently that the official media was 300PPI (Tim asked).
300dpi for the production materials.
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:47 AM   #20
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Printing has to be the singularly most-annoying thing in linux to get right.
True. It also turns out that even at a proper 300dpi, the production hexes on the Ogre/G.E.V. maps aren't 450 pixels across - they're 448 +/- 0.5 pixels (which is why my original instructions worked so well - at 250dpi the image gives 447.6 pixel hexes!). To get the full 7 rows on the images in the terrain PDF I had to both scale the image to be 150 pixels longer, as well as telling GIMP to ignore the printer margins, but the whole thing now prints beautifully. At 2400 pixels wide you get almost a 6th column of hexes, but not quite. If the paper was 9" wide, it would be fine - oh well...

I'll try to get and post some pictures tonight, but I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow so I may not have time until I'm back.
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