Standard TM hills are made using 1" hexes (TM3), but steep hills
use 1½" hexes (TM4). Gentle, rolling terrain is made using
½" (TM1) hexes. In each case, after cutting the hex into two
slope pieces, the slopes are glued to a base ½" hex. There
are 3 different cuts possible (all illustrated in the instructions with
each pack of TM3 and TM4), which produce 5 different geo-morphic slope
shapes. By rearranging these, an infinite set of hill patterns can be
achieved. Since they are separate hexes, they can be repositioned into
a new board for the next gaming scenario.
Use a coping saw to bisect each hex, following the instructions provided
in each pack. Any errors can be glued back together with white glue!
These two slopes are the result of the cut in step #1. For rock outcrops,
gouge the face of the slope with your thumbnail.
Each slope is glued to a ½" hex (TM1). This raises the base
of the slope to the same height as the surrounding flatlands. Finish as
This ridgeline is only a quarter of the hill hexes made from one pack
of TM3 hill hexes, mounted on TM1 base hexes.
For more gentle rises, substitute ½" hexes for the slopes.
This finished hex is an example. Note the bushes: dots of white glue patted
with ground foam.