# 1.5-mile hexes

Aug 09, 2017 01:44 PM

by The White Sorcerer

by The White Sorcerer

The revised domain rules in Axioms III make reference to 1.5 hexes on a local map. Alas, the blank hex maps from Autarch don't include 1.5-mile hexes, the next smallest after 6 miles being 1320 ft. (or 0.25 miles). How many 1320 ft. hexes go into a 1.5-mile hex? Help a mathematically challenged Judge out!

Alex, if you read this, could you please provide appropriate maps to use with these rules?

Aug 09, 2017 02:21 PM

The 1.5m hex would be 7,920 feet; that'd be (6) 1,320 ft hexes vertically.

IMany hexmaps, ACKS included, measure the size of the hex as the distance between any two parallel sides; and hexagonal grids cleanly break into multiples of 3 or 4 side-to-side (if one cares if the centerpoints of the larger/smaller hexes align). The 24m->6m->1.5m progression is a division by 4.

FWIW, aside from the labeling, any of the maps that show a hex being broken down into smaller hexes with (4) vertical hexes inside would be suitable for a 6m->1.5m breakdown...looks like that's the Medium and Small region maps.

1,320 ft seems to have come from that first map with the single huge hex - there's 24 hexes vertically, and at 1,320 ft that's a 6m hex (then 24 55ft hexes make a 1,320 ft hex). I'm not sure how that one came about.

Aug 09, 2017 04:56 PM

Okay, I think I get it. Although I'm a bit disappointed that the different map scales don't plug on top of each other quite as neatly as I had imagined. It'll make moving down the scales while mapping a bit trickier than I thought.

Aug 09, 2017 06:15 PM

At 1320 ft each large hex is 1 mile and each small hex is 1/4 mile. I don't use this scale though; 1.5->6->24 stacks nicely for me. Actually, I usually abstract location within a 6-mile hex with the "Searching for Lairs" section in Lairs & Encounters.

Feb 14, 2021 05:17 PM