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Old 06-14-2018, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default Size of Melee Hexes

Two questions.

1. Can someone measure their copies of Melee and Wizard and tell me the width of the hexes (from flat edge to flat edge)? It looks to me like ITL has 19mm hexes and I believe that Melee and Wizard had 25mm hexes. I can't find my copies or I'd check.

2. Can someone from SJG tell us what the hex sizes will be in the new Fantasy Trip? I'm thinking of making some dungeon tiles and would like to be consistent.

If it matters, I recommend 1.25" hexes (measured from flat side to flat side). Most normal sized 28mm figures will have a 1" square or round base, which is a very tight fit for a 1"/25mm hex.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:04 PM   #2
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Default Re: Size of Melee Hexes

Melee and Wizard = 23mm
ITL = 20mm
GURPS Man-to-Man = 25mm

SJG will have to chime in on what they're looking at for the new TFT, but the megahexes I saw today looked closer to M/W size (but were just protos). I suspect they'll be optimized for the counters, rather than minis.

I game mostly with 15mm minis, and use 18mm hexes because they fit megahexes well on an 8"x11" printed page.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:51 PM   #3
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I'm personally hoping for 25mm hexes because they'd be easy to build in 3D...

...and bases of this size already exist for miniatures.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:57 PM   #4
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Melee and Wizard = 23mm
ITL = 20mm
GURPS Man-to-Man = 25mm

SJG will have to chime in on what they're looking at for the new TFT, but the megahexes I saw today looked closer to M/W size (but were just protos). I suspect they'll be optimized for the counters, rather than minis.

I game mostly with 15mm minis, and use 18mm hexes because they fit megahexes well on an 8"x11" printed page.
Thanks a lot.

Could I trouble you to measure the counter sizes (for one hex figures)?

And I dunno if you recall, but Martian Metals sold a line of 15mm TFT miniatures Way Back When. They had 25s as well, but I played the heck out of the 15s. You could get a pack of 20 or so for the same price as a pack of 3 25mm figures.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:59 PM   #5
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I'm personally hoping for 25mm hexes because they'd be easy to build in 3D...

...and bases of this size already exist for miniatures.
I hope they go a bit larger. A 1 inch square or even circular base is cramped in a 25mm hex.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:46 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot.

Could I trouble you to measure the counter sizes (for one hex figures)?

And I dunno if you recall, but Martian Metals sold a line of 15mm TFT miniatures Way Back When. They had 25s as well, but I played the heck out of the 15s. You could get a pack of 20 or so for the same price as a pack of 3 25mm figures.
I've got most of the MM TFT minis, though I never felt they looked quite right on the full M/W hexes, at least not compared to the prevalent 25mm minis back in the day.

The size of the counters is a little inconsistent; especially width, because of where the cuts were made. But 18.5-19mm on each side seems to be the intended average.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:57 PM   #7
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Default Re: Size of Melee Hexes

I use 32 mm hexes, as I have stated in the Lego thread. This is, for me, the perfect size. A Lego 4x4 round plate is exactly 32mm in diameter.

I have recreated the Melee map with 32mm hexes and it fits on a 17"x22"

The is a picture of it in the Lego thread.

I am working to fit the Wizard map on a 22"x34" sheet, which will be easily printed as two 17"x22" sheets
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:30 PM   #8
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Two questions.

1. Can someone measure their copies of Melee and Wizard and tell me the width of the hexes ...
Hi Ty,
Just for your interest, I measured the Chessex Hex map which I've drawn Megahexes on, and it is 25 mm.

Warm regards, Rick.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:53 PM   #9
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Drving need here is to get the whole MELEE map on a legal sized sheet of paper so it goes in the box. Since there will be a PDF, players could print bigger ones.
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:25 AM   #10
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Drving need here is to get the whole MELEE map on a legal sized sheet of paper so it goes in the box. Since there will be a PDF, players could print bigger ones.
Get a bigger box. :D... A *much bigger* box.

JK

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