# Re: (TFT) Square megahexes Or at least hexes another take

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• Subject: Re: (TFT) Square megahexes Or at least hexes another take
• From: Lloyd Weber <laweber3@yahoo.com>
• Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 13:54:33 -0700 (PDT)
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```I particularly like the online graph paper site - especially because it has
some information there about the geometric dimensions of a hex that I was not
aware of, namely:

Given length of a side x...
Tip to tip across the hex is
2x.
Height of the hex flat side to flat side is 2x(sqrt(3/4)) or about
1.732x.
Area of the hex is 1.5(x^2 (sqrt(3)) or about 2.56x^2.

Lloyd
----- Original Message ----
From: John J Hyland <johnnyboytmm@juno.com>
To:
tft@brainiac.com
Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2006 12:39:16 PM
Subject: (TFT)
Square megahexes  Or at least hexes  another take

You can also get nice
straight lines by using "square hexes"  or at
least offset sqares.  Think of
a brick layout, but in squares.

You get a hex-map effect with each hex
being a square.  It makes
mapping straight lines real easy, though there are
alot of 1/2 hexes
(squares) included.  But by adopting the lists "crowded
hex" rule for
those the problem is minimized.  Also movement works just like
real
hexes.

There is a downside though. FACING.  A figure still has 3 front
hexes
(squares) and 2 sides and a rear, but they are not aligned with the
sides of his hex (since it is a square and therefore has 4 sides not
six) so
a figure's facing is determined by the hex he faces (his fron
hex).  It takes
a little getting used to.

Also, I have never marked megahexeson it, but then
I also don't mark
them on hex paper, I just use the old 3 hexes to a megahex
approximation for straight line measurig, and measure out area effects
from
the center as needed.

Since I may not be describing it well, here are two
sites with

Hero games has a zip
file of hexmaps, both square and hexagonal, about
http://herogames.com/FreeStuff/csheets.htm

And here is a site that has all
sorts of slightly customizable
music paper, handwriting
paper (I printed out a bunch for my son when he was
learning cursive)
etc.  Brick pattern is about 14 offeringsdown.
http://www.incompetech.com/beta/plainGraphPaper/

John
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