Posts Tagged ‘hexes’

The Flare Path: A Frank Hexchange

The work of helmet restorers Alexander & Sons

Yesterday morning, quite by chance, I found myself sharing a tuk-tuk with one of my personal heroes. The six sides and rotational/reflection symmetries, the 120 degree internal angles, the faint whiff of blood and cordite… I recognised Theo Hexagon, aka ‘The Hex’, the moment he hopped aboard. By the time we hit our first traffic-jam, I’d introduced myself, whipped out a voice recorder and commenced an impromptu interview. A transcript of that all-too-brief exchange follows. If you’ve ever waged war on a battlefield draped with outsized chicken wire, the 1200-or-so words beyond the break should prove interesting.

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Gary Grigsby’s War In The West (Isn’t A Mission Statement)

Huah! -The Phantom Alt-Texter

My first thought on watching Gary Grigsby’s War in the West‘s launch trailer was “Who the devil is Gary Grigsby?” My second was a curious, vague disappointment that all the black and white archive footage wasn’t accompanied by Laurence Olivier’s dulcet tones orating sombrely about World War II. It wasn’t until some nifty hex-based picture editing appeared that I remembered I was watching a game trailer.

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Knights Of The Hexagonal Table

The hardest part of my new role as president of the International Hexagonal Society? Trying to persuade the motor industry to adopt six-sided wheels. The easiest part? Disseminating news of new hex strategy like Conquest! Medieval Realms. A swift tappity-tap on the old word-piano and suddenly every RPS reader knows that two-man UK outfit Illustrious Software have recently finished a friendly Hundred Years War game that hides chess-like depth behind unassuming Noggin The Nog visuals. A bit more tappity-tap and you’re aware the lazy varlets haven’t released a demo yet. Read the rest of this entry »