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.
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:
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), 3 daughters-in-law, 2 dogs, 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.