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codiver31 Aug 2022 7:29 a.m. PST

I am interested in playing Full Thrust using hexes. Having done some searching, it appears there was an article called "Hexess Thrust" in Raganrok #19, but unfortunately that issue is further back than what has been made available on-line on Wargames Vault. Is there any other way to obtain it?

As a side note, considering making up my own rules, I was thinking about something similar to Axles & Alloys, where, depending on Thrust Value, a ship could turn a hex-side (i.e. 60 deg) at the beginning, mid-point and/or end of its move (I was leaning towards just a 6-heading system, not 12).

Thanks,
Dave

Andrew Walters31 Aug 2022 10:02 a.m. PST

I seem to recall *several* FT -> hex conversion pieces, definitely search around. FT has been popular for a very long time.

Definitely experiment, but FT is pretty hard to break.

Andrew Walters31 Aug 2022 10:07 a.m. PST

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kentaurus.com/vms.htm

Ironically, the wikipedia page for Full Thrust essentially says you can just play with hexes.

And look for something called "HEXCESS THRUST"

Good luck!

codiver31 Aug 2022 1:13 p.m. PST

Thanks for the response Andrew. I had found those references you provided the links to. The most interesting elements being 1) the idea of reducing the ranges of weapons, I suppose so you don't have to spend so much time counting hexes; and 2) the idea of reducing accel/decel to 1/2 the thrust (like RAW course changes), I suppose to allow play on a smaller area.

If the Hexcess Thrust article is online, I haven't been able to find it. If someone has Ragnarok 19, I'd sure appreciate a copy of the Hexcess Thrust article.

Dave

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2022 7:38 p.m. PST

I heard that if you play Full Thrust with hexes and read the rules backwards, you find yourself playing Mayday.

Stryderg31 Aug 2022 8:11 p.m. PST

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Towards the bottom of the page, there's a discussion of how to use vector movement on a hex grid.

noggin2nog01 Sep 2022 10:26 a.m. PST

There is a copy of the Hexcess Thrust rules posted on the Full Thrust Facebook page. Unfortunately, it is a series of photos of the rules, rather than a pdf or similar document.

codiver02 Sep 2022 6:26 a.m. PST

Thanks for the info noggin2nog, but I am not on Facebook, and never intend to be.

cmdr kevin02 Sep 2022 8:15 p.m. PST

You can try the Starmada Full Thrust rules.
Its a conversion to the Starmada rules and uses hexes.
Yes its not the same as Full Thrust but it simulates it rather well.

codiver03 Sep 2022 6:12 a.m. PST

Thanks for the response cmdr kevin. I thought I had the Starmada Full Thrust rules, but what I actually have is just the Starmada demo rules.

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