Grids. We don’t need no stinkin’ grids

So Erik over at Tenkar’s Tavern had a really cool post about using grids or not for battle maps. And just by coincidence I was thinking along the same lines. And as the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.
First is some ancient tiles I picked up way back when I was playing A D&D. I don’t even remember who made these.
First Battle Tiles
You’ll notice that I like using miniatures from various sources and keeping with one inch squares can cause a few scaling problems. Is that supposed to a “large” creature?
Normal Grid
Like I posted before, I really like the Heroscape terrain but if I have to travel around it gets to be a major pain in the ass to lug around that stuff.
Heroscape
My favorite alternative is use felt. Like I said over at the Tavern. It’s cheap. You don’t need any special tools to cut it. It comes in a variety of colors. It’s light weight and easy to carry to a gaming session.

Lastly, one of the handiest things I’ve purchased is the Savage Worlds templates from Litko.

So there you go some pretty pictures of gaming stuff.

2 thoughts on “Grids. We don’t need no stinkin’ grids”

  1. Very cool pics!

    The miniature paints jobs rock too. Alas, I lack the patience (or the time) to paint these days, and I’m sure when I finally have the time I won’t be able to see the dtails to paint them 😉

  2. Thanks for compliment but I’m in the same boat with my aged grognard eyes and lack of time. All of those are pre-painted minis. Some standard D&D mini’s, others are Mage Knight, Dreamblade, Safari Ltd and Heroscape.

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