Saturday, 19 January 2008

Progress report - 14.

The 24 Spencer Smith miniatures that are to make up the first regiment of the Margrave's army have been de-flashed and undercoated using a matt black spray undercoat for the purpose. While these dry overnight I turned my attention to the master campaign map.
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I've finally decided upon a hex scale of 1 = 5 miles. This is a nice, unfussy method of measuring distances and also functions as a means of gauging the resources of an area. So far both the Grand Duchy of Hetzenberg and the Margravate of Dunkeldorf-Pfühl measure roughly 150 x 150 miles each. I'm using an A1 sized hexagon paper bought many years ago, and the scale permits plenty of room for minor states around the peripheries of the main combatants. Hetzenberg is now mapped out in rough; the Margrave's domains will be next.

6 comments:

andygamer said...

Are they original plastic ones, or the newer metal castings?

Stokes Schwartz said...

Hi there AJ,

Sounds very cool! Might you be able to scan a version and post it here for us to peruse once you have a finished map? Glad the Spencer Smiths are progressing well.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Bluebear Jeff said...

Yes, an image would be great.

Also, if you google "hex paper", you will get a whole bunch of online programs and pdfs that will allow you to print your own hex paper.


-- Jeff

A J Matthews said...

Andy, these are the metal version Spencer Smith.

Stokes, I will scan the map, or take a photo of it and scale it down. The basic geography is almost all in place. Once that's done, I'll site the towns and mines.

Jeff, I availed myself of Henry Hyde's hex-paper download. It's a pretty small hexagon size, though, and I really need larger.

Snickering Corpses said...

If it is useful to you at all, I have a square grid version of Henry's map-generating system as an online tool on my website with Henry's kind permission. http://www.MusterTheTroops.com

MurdocK said...

I await the mapping project completion!