Monday, 16 May 2011

The portable wargame: A version for hexes?

I have recently received an interesting question; is it possible to use my PORTABLE WARGAME rules on hexes in place of squares?

In theory, the answer is yes ... and in some ways it might make the rules easier for some people to use (no measuring ranges and movement orthogonally, for example). If I get the opportunity, I will see what changes will need to be made to make a hexed version work, but at the moment my priorities are to make sure that the current version of my PORTABLE WARGAME rules work and to sort out my FUNNY LITTLE WARS army.

Mind you, it is an interesting problem to solve ... and I love solving problems!

6 comments:

  1. My friend has been experimenting with using it with hexes and I am due to join him for a game this week.

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  2. Ross Mac,

    I would be interested to hear how his version works. I suspect that it will not be too different from what I have in mind.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Good news - now there's a tweak I can get behind!

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  4. Conrad Kinch,

    So tweaking isn't all bad then?

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. You can keep your squared battlefield - just stagger the squares like a brick wall. Works the same as hexes and it all still fits nicely on a square board. I've done this myself with a tactical game I did on urban rioting, many years ago.

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  6. Ltmurnau,

    You are right about using offset squares. They are as easy to produce as ordinary squares but with the advantages of hexes.

    However, if you own a load of Hexon II hexes (as I do), the appeal of a version of the rules that are written for hexes is quite compelling.

    All the best,

    Bob

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