Is it weird that I have a favorite shape? Probably. Regardless, I have one, and it's the hexagon. It's all Heroes of Might and Magic's fault, really, and I can't look at the shape without thinking about kicking the living daylights out of a griffon. I once found myself in a courtyard where the ground was made up entirely of hexagonal slabs -- I was there for days.
So, the premise of WarMage Battlegrounds was more than a little bit enticing; I'd be doling out orders to fantasy creatures and heroes on a hexagonal map, while also launching all manner of devastating spells at my foes. In that respect, it is a great deal like HoMM, but exploration is out, and even more focus has been put on battles, particularly of the multiplayer persuasion.