Wednesday, 24 August 2011

And the name is ...

After Ross Mac's suggestion of a suitable name for my most recent set of wargame rules, I got out my Spanish dictionary and looked up the word for square ... and realised that I had to be more specific as to the type of 'square' I was trying to find an appropriate translation for. In the end I used the word for grid, added it to Ross Mac's suggestion, and ended up with Batalla Cuadricula.

At this point I realised that if I translated Batalla Cuadricula back into English I ended up with BATTLE GRID ... which is exactly the sort of title I wanted. I don't think that it has been used before, and as the advert says 'it does what it says on the tin'.

So the name of the rules is now ... BATTLE GRID.

8 comments:

  1. Good name, can't believe it's not been used before.

    I can't see it myself, but can you see any reason why Battle Grid wouldn't work using hexes instead of squares?

    It's just that some geezer on the internet sold me on Heroscape for wargames terrain and now I've got a big box of the stuff I want to use it.

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  2. Snappy and to the point - that'll do nicely.

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  3. Fix! I allege wholesale bribery and corruption on the part of the Judges!

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  4. Dr Vesuvius,

    I must admit that like you I can't believe it hasn't been used before.

    As they stand at the moment, the rules are designed to be used with a squared grid but I fully expect that as they develop, they will work just as well with a hexed grid ... which is one reason why the name BATTLE GRID appealed to me.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Conrad Kinch,

    Absolutely correct!

    I am just off to the bank to pay in my 'commission' (AKA bribe).

    All the best,

    Bob

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  6. Arthur,

    I am very pleased with the title I have ended up with.

    All the best,

    Bob

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