Based from what I've seen about the game so far, Stardock does not plan to have 'tatical tiles'. Hopefully I'm mistaken in that assessment though, as I would really love to see this feature added. It doesn't have to be complex. Just a few common tile types: Plains, Hills, Forest, Swamp, Road, Stone Wall, Fire Wall, Darkness Wall. Each having either modifiers to the combat....or specials associated with it.