Hexes are hex shape paper stuck on an MDF board. Its cheap and effective.
I don’t rightly know what rules to use yet. The one I’ve been using for space battles so far shoots by hex groups with an adhoc damage application. I was thinking of using Nine Navies War, with not that many ships on the board it should run pretty quick.
Usually I hate grids/tiles, but I really liked Shaun Travers 3×4 6mm rules.
The different sized tiles serves two purpose. It let me arrange the board so no tiles are touching corner to corner. I have a very special hate for things like that and the weirdness that come with moving diagonally. The other reason was different size would represent terrain density. Largest tiles are open terrain and easiest to traverse while the smallest are dense terrain and blocks LOS.
Everything except the rocks are 3D printed. I don’t have the motivation to make that many trees -_-‘
Very typical of me. I had it all painted up and took it outside to give it a coat of varnish when the whole thing tipped over, landing top down. A few trees broke in half and almost made me rage quit.
Eventually I’ll do some rice paddies to add a Vietnam option to this.