Sunday, 22 May 2011

A variety of different hexes

The recent play-test of my PORTABLE WARGAME rules by littlejohn, coupled with a comment made by arthur1815, made my think about the number of different hexed terrain 'systems' that I own. Littlejohn used the hexed board from his copy of COMMANDS & COLORS: NAPOLEONIC for his play-test, and I have a very similar set of hexed boards in my copies of Richard Borg's BATTLE CRY! (both the original and the latest edition), MEMOIR '44 and Zvezda's BARBAROSSA 1941. I also have a large collection of Hexon II hexed terrain in a variety of different coloured flocks as well as an even larger collection of HEROSCAPE™ hexed terrain.

The upshot of this is that I now realise that I can lay on play-tests of my PORTABLE WARGAME rules using a variety of different sized hexes, depending upon the amount of time and space that I have available.

No excuse now not to run some play-tests ... except for lack of time, of course!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Bob,

    Sometimes the most brilliant ideas are so obvious, that it takes us a while to see them, before the neurons fire and the light bulb shines.

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  2. Martin,

    'Cannot see the wood for the trees' is the expression that sprang to mind when this 'revelation' came upon me!

    All the best,

    Bob

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