I wish I'd paid attention to this forum. This post has a lot of the same changes I've wanted to make. Some of these are the same changes I proposed back before Epic A.
Probably because they are originally your ideas.
As far as hexifying E:40k, it might be advantageous to have each hex the size of the barrage template. 3" or so. Detachments could be fairly spread out, staying within 4 hexes of the HQ unit.
I spent alot of time in my wayward youth playing Squad Leader, one version which had large "deluxe" hexes. They were supposedly designed for 1/285 micro armor (as a team up with GMT) but they are a little small for that IMO being just 2.2 inches across. That game had pretty decent rules regarding what squad is in what terrain and what terrain blocks LOS.
Here's a pic. The smaller counters are 1/2"http://boardgamegeek.com/image/507697/s ... e=original