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!


  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.

  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,