It would be nice to have additional ways to number hex grids. One style I would like to see is a common way grids are numbered in 18xx games. They usually use letters to designate the straight rows or columns and numbers. For the other direction numbers are used, and they generally apply to a half row or half column.
So if the hexes are flat on top, the letters would designate columns, and the numbers half rows. What I mean by half rows is that a row number only applies to ever other column. If the top left hex is A1, the next hex over, in column B would be B2. The next hex over, in column C would either be C1 or C3 depending on whether it was in the top half row, 1, or the third half row down, 3. Consequently, all the hexes in column A would be in odd numbered half rows, and all the hexes in column B would be in even numbered half rows.
If the hexes were rotated 90 degrees, flat on the sides, with points on the top, the rows would be lettered and the half columns would be numbered.
Here are a couple of board images to show what I mean:
I’m not sure the images are posting correctly. The preview doesn’t show the images. It’s the first time I tried to post images on these forums. Here are the URLs for the images:
Thanks for your consideration.