I'm a big fan on using markers to reduce paperwork in a game and they are great visual reminders of what exactly is the status of that unit. I also don't like clutter (personal opinion - nothing wrong with it if you play that way) with cards and a gazillion printed status markers following a unit. Whenever possible (read fiscally possible!) I try to make markers that will blend in with the tabletop battle itself. That's not always possible in big games; but, in a game the scale of Rebels and Patriots (paid link) it is easily doable with some leftover figures, the bits box, a little basing material, and sticks and rocks I find outside.
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Thursday, December 3, 2020
French and Indian War Disorder markers for Rebels and Patriots
Highland Regiment disorder markers.
What I decided to do was to use 40mm round stands for the unit disorder markers. The size of the stand gives room for a small die to keep track how many disorders on the unit. Plan ahead though! Lay out your large basing material (figures, sticks, rocks) before gluing to ensure the die fits. For the permanent disorder marker I decided to use a 25mm round stand. In Rebels and Patriots the permanent disorder marker, once placed, is not removed.
Here is a selection of some of the markers I did:
Posted by Neil at December 03, 2020
I'm a retired Colonel of Infantry (Regulars by God!) and Military Historian who likes to play with toy soldiers. I've been married to the love of my life since 1986, I have 5 honorable sons (my geeks in training), 4 daughters-in-law, 1 dog and a gazillion miniatures. Hobbies include . . . wait for it . . . Toy Soldiers, Reading, Wargaming, Reading about Toy Soldiers, History, Reading about Wargaming, Gardening, Reading about History and Reading.
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Lovely casualties, great job on the bases...ReplyDelete
Thanks Phil. Since the scale of Rebels and Patriots is "large" skirmish I am taking my time for the visual effect.Delete
Nice work on those casualty markers, Neil.ReplyDelete
Thanks Dean. I loved your ECW collection; definitely one of my favorite periods.ReplyDelete
Nicely done. I don't care for the large coloured die. Nonetheless, you have given me an idea though re one of your casualty markers with the large rocks. Use the casualty markers to indicate the number of casualties (shock, disruption points etc.) by the number of large rocks. The down side is that one would need a large number of counters.ReplyDelete
That's a great idea. My big project for 2021 will be "The Great Game Goes Hot" and with the mountainous terrain, rocks would be great for the British Imperial Forces, Russians, Afghani's etc. Thanks!