Tuesday, 10 November 2009


Should I use a grid or have free movement on the tabletop ?

An easy decision. A hex or square grid or a point pattern is a way of simplifying movement and reducing squabbles. However, it does not allow the freedom of movement which is an essential feature of a sea battle. Vehicles follow roads and men must march around trees but the sea surface is equally available to all ships in all directions. To cut down course choices to 30 degree chunks and not allow some intervening courses where hexes do not lie does not fit with my idea of moving model ships. Simple.

Aesthetic considerations come in here too. Great models need not be overshadowed by a grid.

Practicalities also figure. A dyed sheet can be used instead of a bought grid mat or one laboriously drawn out .

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