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It was last modified on: 2010-12-19
 By John  Smith. Snowflake Xiang Qi. A better Xiang Hex. (Cells: 140) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Larry Smith wrote on 2008-12-11 UTC
I had considered a hexagonal Jetan.

The Flier would have a footprint that spanned a six-cell-sided hexagonal area. Thus the field might need to be twelve-cell-sided to accommodate this piece.

If you maintained the original number of pieces(with only an extra Padwar and Flier to cover the extra diagonal pattern of the hexagonal field), this would leave a very large open area on this field. The opening portion of the game could be tedious.