A side effect of getting a copy of Battle Cry is that I have the 'sprues' the terrain tiles came on. I braved the crowds in Wollongong this lunchtime to go to the art and craft shop, and picked up some blue mounting board, and set to work making a roughly Battle Cry sized hex-grid for naval gaming:
They are just the right size for my 1/1200th ACW naval vessels:
The paper is more of a blue than the picture suggests - the light in our dining room does funny things to the colours when you take photos with the phone.
I'm not quite sure how I'm going to properly mark the hexes yet. At the moment they're pencilled on. I may use a coloured pen or pencil to draw them in fully, but I also like the idea of just marking the vertices. I'll probably just go for whatever's easiest - at less than $5 for the board, plus 45 minutes work to draw the grid, if I mess it up I can easily do another.
I now just need to poke and prod Bob Cordery's Portable Naval Wargame a little, and I'll be ready for another 150th anniversary next week ...