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We're bringing together next generation manufacturing techniques to create the ultimate in modular, pre-painted, functional terrain.
We're bringing together next generation manufacturing techniques to create the ultimate in modular, pre-painted, functional terrain.
We're bringing together next generation manufacturing techniques to create the ultimate in modular, pre-painted, functional terrain.
145 backers pledged $37,058 to help bring this project to life.

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MOD-Block Pre-Painted 1/8" (3.175mm) MDF Wargaming Terrain

Features

  • Modularity
  • Portability
  • Durability 
  • Pre-Painted

Modularity

The MOD-Block series is fully optimized for unparalleled modularity allowing you to stack, and slot to build a custom experience every time you play.

Unparalleled modularity
Unparalleled modularity

 Portability

MOD-Block terrain is the ultimate in portable terrain. Spawned from the necessity of traveling wargamers, the MOD block breaks down into space saving components. For example, a full 4'x4' "Infinity" density table breaks down to fit in a 12"x12"x3" box.

I'm not saying this would be easy to hide from your spouse... but...
I'm not saying this would be easy to hide from your spouse... but...

 Additionally, for gamers and stores whose space is at a premium, a full MOD-Block table stacks to under a height of 24 inches The MOD-Block offers a space saving profile when built which still allows you to set up quickly. 

Full-Table stacks to occupy less than 1'x1'x2'
Full-Table stacks to occupy less than 1'x1'x2'

Durability 

The MOD-Block series will all be made out of 1/8th inch (3.175mm) MDF, not cardboard or PVC. This offers it the ruggedness to be a game stores everyday terrain without a sweat. We're getting our material specially manufactured for us because no material on the market offered the balance of durability and paint adherence we wanted.

Don't try this at your game store.
Don't try this at your game store.

Here's a video of the paint durability in action!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biGYDLs1c1I

Pre-Painted

The crux of Hexagon Mill is our next generation in house manufacturing techniques that allow us to create high resolution pre-painted buildings. Everything you see in these prototype images is a glimmer of what we will be bringing to the terrain world. 

The Buildings

The MOD-Block set revolves around three buildings, the One_Block, Two_Block, and Four_Block.

Dimensions/Scale

One_Block= 6"W x6"L x4"H (15.24cm X 15.24cm X 10.16cm)

Two_Block=6"W x12"L x4"H (15.24cm X 30.48cm X 10.16cm)

Four_Block=12"W x12"L x4"H (30.48cm X 30.48cm X 10.16cm)

Scale example- Miniature for reference purposes only.
Scale example- Miniature for reference purposes only.
Miniature for reference purposes only
Miniature for reference purposes only

The Designs

The first two design options you'll have to choose from are the "Grimdark" and "TechCity" paint schemes. 

As the Kickstarter progresses, we'll be issuing a design contest through 99 Designs where you, our backers will not only be able to vote on your favorites, but also issue your own designs to the competition!

The more we raise, the more designs we'll be able to choose from the contest and our designers, and pass on to you!

Why Kickstarter?

We are running this campaign to allow us to buy the materials in sufficient amount to reduce the cost of the final products to our backers. As with anything else, buying in bulk greatly increases our buying power, and yours. 

How to Pledge 

Our campaign will be a little unique. You'll notice that we have limited the number of pledges at each level. As those levels fill up we will add availability for a later delivery date. We will release as many of these levels as needed to satisfy demand, the quicker you get in the faster your terrain set will be on it's way to you. We have limited any given months pledges to amounts that we know we can produce and deliver, with luck we'll even get ahead of ourselves and deliver faster, but the earlier you pledge the higher up the priority list you are.

Pick a pledge level to start with. You can add to your pledge as add-ons become available, simply increase your pledge amount by the cost of the add-on and we'll be able to organize your order after the campaign ends.

Pledge Levels

Full Table- $400

Full Table Pledge with current stretch goals (2 LargeBridges+Shortbridges not pictured)
Full Table Pledge with current stretch goals (2 LargeBridges+Shortbridges not pictured)
Full Table "Grimdark" example layout
Full Table "Grimdark" example layout

 The Full Table set comes with the following:

2- Four_Block MOD Blocks

5- Two_Block MOD Blocks

8- One_Block MOD Blocks

Free upgrades that have been unlocked for this level include:  

  • X16 Interlocking Ladders ($31.96 Expected MSRP)
  • X4 Short MOD-Bridge ($21.96 Expected MSRP)
  • X4 Long MOD-Bridge ($30.36 Expected MSRP)
  • X8 Interlocking Wall Segments ($23.96 Expected MSRP)
  • X8 Courtyard Wall Segments ($31.96 Expected MSRP)
  • X8 Corner Mounting Billboards ($23.96 Expected MSRP)  

Over $160 of Free Addons on top of our discounted Kickstarter Cost!

"TechCity" Full Table layout example
"TechCity" Full Table layout example

 Half Table-$225

Half Table as it currently stands (1 Two_Block! not pictured)
Half Table as it currently stands (1 Two_Block! not pictured)
"TechCity" Half Table layout example
"TechCity" Half Table layout example

The Half Table set comes with the following:

1- Four_Block MOD Blocks

3- Two_Block MOD Blocks

4- One_Block MOD Blocks 

Free upgrades that have been unlocked for this level include:

  • X8 Interlocking Ladders ($15.98 Expected MSRP)
  • X2 Short MOD-Bridge ($10.98 Expected MSRP)
  • X2 Long MOD-Bridge ($15.18 Expected MSRP)  
  • X4 Interlocking Wall Segments ($11.98 Expected MSRP)
  • X4 Courtyard Wall Segments ($15.98 Expected MSRP)
  • X4 Corner Mounting Billboards ($11.98 Expected MSRP)  

Over $80 of Free Addons on top of our discounted Kickstarter Cost!

Example "Grimdark" Half Table layout
Example "Grimdark" Half Table layout

1/4 Table- $120

1/4 Table Set including current Stretch Goals!
1/4 Table Set including current Stretch Goals!
1/4 "TechCity"  Table layout example
1/4 "TechCity" Table layout example

The 1/4 Table set comes with the following:  

1- Four_Block MOD Blocks  

1- Two_Block MOD Blocks

2- One_Block MOD Blocks  

AND one of each free stretch goals we unlock as the campaign progresses!

Free upgrades that have been unlocked for this level include:

  •  X4 Interlocking Ladders ($7.99 Expected MSRP)
  • X1 Short MOD-Bridge ($5.49 Expected MSRP)
  • X1 Long MOD-Bridge ($7.59 Expected MSRP)
  • X2 Interlocking Wall Segments ($5.99 Expected MSRP)
  • X2 Courtyard Wall Segments ($7.99 Expected MSRP)
  • X2 Corner Mounting Billboards ($5.99 Expected MSRP)  

Over $40 of Free Addons on top of our discounted Kickstarter Cost!

Example "Grimdark" 1/4 Table layout
Example "Grimdark" 1/4 Table layout

Stretch Goals

Rumble on Route 66 playtest (Stretch Goal Hints)
Rumble on Route 66 playtest (Stretch Goal Hints)
 

Stretch Goal #1- Ladder Pack- $5500

This goal adds 4 interlockin' ladders! (So, for example, the "Full Table" set will come with 16 for free!)

Stretch Goal #2- Bridge Pack- $6000

This goal adds one short MOD-bridge, and one long MOD-Bridge. (Full table will get four of each for example)

Stretch Goal #3- NEW DESIGN- $10,000

At this level we'll be selecting a design from our contest that will be added to the selection of those available!

(Update!) Design by Floating Baron-

$10,000 Unlocked Design
$10,000 Unlocked Design

Stretch Goal #4- Interlock Walls- $14,000

This level will introduce our Interlocking Wall segments. These slot into the posts on the sides and allow for more cover. They can also be wedged together to make stand alone barriers. This goal adds two wall segments. (I.E. Eight for Full Table Set)

"Interlocking Wall" attached to a One_Block
"Interlocking Wall" attached to a One_Block

Stretch Goal #5- Courtyard Walls- $16,000

At the level, you'll get two Courtyard Wall segments, great for creating even more diversity in your layouts!  (I.E. eight for a Full Table Set)

A "Courtyard Wall" connecting some One_Blocks
A "Courtyard Wall" connecting some One_Blocks

We'll be adding more paint designs as the campaign progresses along with new free widgets and such! MORE TO COME! Wooo!

Stretch Goal #6- $17,500 One_Block Parapets Add-On

At $17,500 we'll be releasing Parapets as an Add-On to every pledge over $45!

For set of Four parapets (enough for one full One_block) just add $7.50 to your pledge!

Check out how slick these are! They'll come pre-painted along with the rest of the set! Pictured is a prototype version without paint.

Unpainted Parapets attached to a One_Block
Unpainted Parapets attached to a One_Block

Stretch Goal #7- $21,000 One_Block Awning Add-On

At 21,000 you'll be able to add One_Block Awnings to your Kickstarter pledge!

For set of four awnings (enough for one full One_block) just add $7.50 to your pledge!

Awnings featured with two One_Blocks and a Parapet upgrade to make an awesome Watchtower!
Awnings featured with two One_Blocks and a Parapet upgrade to make an awesome Watchtower!
Awnings attached to a One_Block
Awnings attached to a One_Block

Stretch Goal #8- $24,500 MOD-Block Billboards

At $24,500, we'll be adding MOD-Block Billboards to every pledge for free! This goal adds two billboards. (I.E. Eight for Full Table Set) Here's an unpainted prototype!

They'll slot onto any MOD-Block building!
They'll slot onto any MOD-Block building!

Stretch Goal #9- NEW DESIGN- $30,000

At this level we'll be selecting another design from our contest that will be added to the selection of those available, bringing your total options up to 4!

Check out the winning 30k slot by Creo14! 

Design by Creo14
Design by Creo14

 Stretch Goal #10- Hexagon Mill Shirt Addon- $32,500

Show your Hexagon Mill pride with a HM T-Shirt for only $7.50 shipped! All your gamer friends will know your terrain level is OVER 9000!

Stretch Goal #11- Hexagon Mill Mousepad Addon- $35,000

Our favorite nerd accessory from the 90's! A Hexagon Mill MOUSEPAD! These were featured at the Rumble on Route 66, and we were flabbergasted at how many people wanted one. We even received fan mail about them... They'll be available for $5.00

Stretch Goal #12- NEW DESIGN- $40,000

At $40,000 we'll be unleashing another of the great designs we received during our contest to the masses! That will bring the selection of paint schemes to a total of five! SUPER EXCITING! Check out some of the potential winners!

Desert Scheme by Maxart
Desert Scheme by Maxart
Future-Jungle design by Badu
Future-Jungle design by Badu

Add-Ons

Available to backers of the 1/4 Table Set and up!

Your choice of 4'x4' Substrata Gaming Mat as seen above! - 59.99 with free U.S. shipping. (Sorry "rest of the world," the post office hates heavy tubes..)

(Will be shipped separately)

4'x4' Substrata Gaming Mat
4'x4' Substrata Gaming Mat
Industrial Substrata Mat
Industrial Substrata Mat

How you can help us get to goal and make all of the stretch goals available.

Share this project with all of your gaming friends. Post it to the forums and groups you frequent. Getting the word out is what it's all about, and you can be a huge help.

Shipping

Shipping costs are included in the pledge level descriptions. Shipping to the US is Free, the rest of the world varies. We are subsidizing  the shipping to other countries. This project is expensive to ship due to the combined weight of the items, but we want to make it available worldwide.

All duties+taxes etc. are payable by you, so make sure to take that into account when ordering abroad.

Who We Are

 

Hexagon Mill is a company that brings together two guys that are passionate about gaming. While we love painting miniatures, we don't especially love painting terrain. This project is the solution we were looking for, and we think you're going to love it.

Dexter Schiller- Owner of Shark Mounted Lasers, a successful terrain making company with three years in the industry, brings his skills in laser cutting and design to the project ensuring quality fit and finish.

Torin Reed- Owner of Aardvark Graphic Solutions, a 16 year old printing company, brings his decades of experience to the printing and color work involved in making this a great product.

OUR DESIGNERS!

Owen Keating- The brilliant designer of the MOD Block!

Risks and challenges

As with every project, there are a variety of challenges that might arise that could offer quite the setback. From machines breaking down, or Dexter getting lost in Spain again, they are a reality we must consider.

Lucky for us (in a weird way) we've already run into some challenges and overcome them. Originally we were going to launch last month, but we got a call from our then wood manufacturer telling us that they could no longer make a product to our exact specifications. Fortunately for us, after weeks of frantic phone calls, and Dexter getting his first grey beard-hair, we were able to find another vendor who could help us make our dream a reality.

Other potential risks
-Machine break down
-Wood manufacture error (We've received prototypes, but we haven't worked with the final production run materials)
-Shipping

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    A Hexagon Mill 28mm scale billboard for our U.S. backers, and a really big thanks to those of you abroad!
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    Entry Level- Get a couple of buildings to check out and add to your collection. You get 1- One_Block MOD unit and 1- Two_Block MOD unit pre-painted buildings.
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    1/4 Table of terrain- Shipped SEPTEMBER '15
    A good start to get your table up to snuff. You will receive 2-One_Block, 1-Two_Block, and 1-Four_Block building. All pre-printed, ready to assemble and get your game on. Free shipping in the US, $30 to the rest of the world. Access to all add-ons.
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    WAVE TWO 1/4 Table of terrain- Shipped OCTOBER '15
    A good start to get your table up to snuff. You will receive 2-One_Block, 1-Two_Block, and 1-Four_Block building. All pre-printed, ready to assemble and get your game on. Free shipping in the US, $30 to the rest of the world. Access to all add-ons.
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    1/2 Table of terrain- Shipped SEPTEMBER '15
    Can be spread around for a bit more spare table of terrain or as a base for a bigger collection down the road. All pre-printed, ready to assemble and play on, then break it down and pack it away in a small box. You'll get 4-One_Block, 3- Two_Block and 1 Four_Block building. Free shipping in the US, $40 to the rest of the world. Access to all add-ons.
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    Can be spread around for a bit more spare table of terrain or as a base for a bigger collection down the road. All pre-printed, ready to assemble and play on, then break it down and pack it away in a small box. You'll get 4-One_Block, 3- Two_Block and 1 Four_Block building. Free shipping in the US, $40 to the rest of the world. Access to all add-ons.
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    1/2 Table of terrain- Shipped November '15
    Can be spread around for a bit more spare table of terrain or as a base for a bigger collection down the road. All pre-printed, ready to assemble and play on, then break it down and pack it away in a small box. You'll get 4-One_Block, 3- Two_Block and 1 Four_Block building. Free shipping in the US, $40 to the rest of the world. Access to all add-ons.
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    Full Table of terrain- Shipped SEPTEMBER '15
    The Full Monty, enough terrain to pack a 4 foot by 4 foot table. Could you add more? Sure, but this set will give you enough to have tons of cover. Can be set-up and in an endless variety of combinations to keep your games fresh. You will get 8- One_Block, 5- Two_Block, and 2- Four_Block buildings. Free shipping to the US, $40 to the rest of the world. Access to add-ons.
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    WAVE TWO Full Table of terrain- Shipped OCTOBER '15
    The Full Monty, enough terrain to pack a 4 foot by 4 foot table. Could you add more? Sure, but this set will give you enough to have tons of cover. Can be set-up and in an endless variety of combinations to keep your games fresh. You will get 8- One_Block, 5- Two_Block, and 2- Four_Block buildings. Free shipping to the US, $40 to the rest of the world. Access to all add-ons.
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    WAVE THREE Full Table of terrain- Shipped NOVEMBER '15
    The Full Monty, enough terrain to pack a 4 foot by 4 foot table. Could you add more? Sure, but this set will give you enough to have tons of cover. Can be set-up and in an endless variety of combinations to keep your games fresh. You will get 8- One_Block, 5- Two_Block, and 2- Four_Block buildings. Free shipping to the US, $40 to the rest of the world. Access to all add-ons.
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