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bpmasher29 Nov 2020 9:23 a.m. PST

Just had this thought about playing operational games with miniatures to represent the troops.

The map would have to be created off the terrain of the chosen game. I might try out a popular operational game with minis, create the terrain on my warmat, and see how it goes.

The choices would be popular operational games series like OCS and Simonitchs games, and the stats would come off the board game.

Without hexes creating the session would be a bit different. Where a hex might be 3 to 5 miles in an OCS game, I don't know how to model that yet.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Nov 2020 12:38 p.m. PST

Why not use hexes?

bpmasher29 Nov 2020 7:35 p.m. PST

Good question. I dreamed this idea up half-asleep ;)

Russ Lockwood30 Nov 2020 5:41 p.m. PST

In a pinch, hexes can be represented as rectangles laid out like bricks, which may be better suited to a table.

Levi the Ox05 Dec 2020 10:54 a.m. PST

In a pinch, hexes can be represented as rectangles laid out like bricks, which may be better suited to a table.

I've done this with operational naval wargaming maps, where I offset every other row of latitude-longitude grid squares to create hexagonal adjacency. And then 1 square neatly translates to half of my table space.

Zephyr106 Dec 2020 2:26 p.m. PST

They're called "squexes"… ;-)

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