Comparing hexagons with squares: The ‘forgotten’ factorPosted: February 17, 2016
… AND IT WASN’T!
Look at the following photograph of my mini-campaign board.
Can anyone spot the very obvious (blindingly obvious … but not to me!) factor that I had forgotten?
Yes! You’ve got it! The 3’/90cm x 2’/60cm board has a frame! The hexes fit inside the frame … but the squares will not.
Just as final proof that it always pays to look properly at a solution before pursuing it, I drew a 9 x 6 squared grid over an 8 x 6 hexed grid, making sure that the face-to-face distances on the squares was the same as that of the hexes …
… and it doesn’t fit in the same space.
Serves me right for trying to find something to occupy my mind when I could not sleep!