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I recently went away for a week with my wife and while walking along the front at Mablethorpe I noticed the path was made up of block paving. Now this in itself isn't unusual but the actual block was slightly unusual. We sat down and I began to study the pattern in more detail. Each block was 8 sided, but not a regular Octagon. Each block had 6 neighbours, now I began to get interested. I began looking at the pattern to see if I could place 90 degree angles. Hmmm not brilliant but better than a regular hexagon pattern. "Would you like an ice cream"? "oh, what? oh yes please" I replied to my wife. Back to my train of thought. Maybe with a little resizing there could be some sort of solution here. Then I began seeing hexagons with bits taken out of them. I began wondering if I would remember the pattern by the time I got home. "Have you got a pen in your bag" I asked my wife, "Why" in a rather bemused tone. "Don't you think those paving blocks look really cool" I replied.

Thankfully my usual poor memory has not let me down and I have sketched the shape of the block and condensed it down slightly.

There are lots of Tesselations out there but have you seen any unusual types that could be worked into a wargame map?
Has anyone thought "wargaming" in a most unusual item.
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#1: Interesting! Might be good for a space game... looks futuristic.

#2: Absorbing the pattern gives me a headache. Seriously. Wow.
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Each shape touches 6 others. It's no different from a hex grid other than being harder to see the topology.
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There's always Escher's Lizards: I'm sure something cool could be done with them...

Battle for control of the Fossil Planet!

(each lizard has six neighbors)

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Quote:
Battle for control of the Fossil Planet!


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... or...

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kswingruber wrote:

There's always Escher's Lizards: I'm sure something cool could be done with them...

Battle for control of the Fossil Planet!

(each lizard has six neighbors)



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NOT A WARGAME!!!
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whatambush wrote:
...There are lots of Tesselations out there but have you seen any unusual types that could be worked into a wargame map?
Has anyone thought "wargaming" in a most unusual item.


This was 'solved' a long time ago with 'hexes'. It's 'done', 'over', 'finished'. Stop thinking about it.
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whatambush wrote:
There are lots of Tesselations out there but have you seen any unusual types that could be worked into a wargame map?

Well that looks the ideal pattern for depressing the attacking player in a WWI battle and would suit the depiction of successive trench lines.
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Hungadunga wrote:
kswingruber wrote:
Battle for control of the Fossil Planet!
NOT A WARGAME!!!

Yeah it is... gotta get that oil to run the war machine! hehehe

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For a WW2 theme, Swastikas tesselate.

Bit disastefull though.
 
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NOT A WARGAME!!!

But it is a kewl tessellation...



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As far as wargames, I agree, the hex pattern works best.

Maybe other patterns are possible? See the (overlapping) octagons at this webpage.
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I see that being an awesome pattern for games involving trench warfare.
 
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have any games used triangle tessellations?
 
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swoyak wrote:
have any games used triangle tessellations?

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ekted wrote:
Each shape touches 6 others. It's no different from a hex grid other than being harder to see the topology.

Agreed, although it would certainly give different LOS results for games like Squad Leader that say to measure the physical line from center to center and see what map art is crossed.
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Triangles FTW!
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