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Post by pease1 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:19 am

I own a laser engraver that I use for the model airplane business I run. I was tired of using colored pipe cleaners to mark the status of units, so I made these up. I'm thinking I'll probably order up some yellow acrylic for the fragmented markers. Besides these three, what else do I need?

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Post by Strategos69 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:01 am

Some people like to mark the units they have declared to be charging. In general I don't think they are needed, but sometimes it can be useful. I find useful to have a square (one base width) with the size of the ZoI and ZoC, both for cavalry and infantry. It clarifies some troubles that cannot be visualized by just putting the meter.

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Post by pease1 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:50 am

Good idea. A Zoc-er marker per se!
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Post by BlackPrince » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:43 am

Are you planning to sell your markers on Ebay?

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Post by hammy » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:47 am

A good idea I have seen is to use different shapes as well as different text for each type of marker.

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Post by timmy1 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:03 am

I really like these. I think you have all that is really required. Different colours or shapes is very important - I have some from VVV and while nice it is impossible to distinguish the 3 states from more than 18" away.

If you were able to have them two sided and add the word 'this' to the text on one side and 'prior' it would help me stop cheating by trying to bolster troops that dropped down the ladder this bound. (Yes I know I should remember but when you have 9 BG FRAG'd and 8 BG DIS'd it becomes a triffle difficult to remember which was inflicted this turn.)

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Post by pease1 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:44 pm

This turn/prior turn is a good idea.

I'm going to try to get yellow acrylic to make the fragmented ones so they'll all be different colors. Once I get it all worked out I could be convinced to sell these. Let me order up some more acrylic....

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Post by thefrenchjester » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:08 am

Hi ,

my color code is

green : disrupted
yellow: fragmented
red: broken ( too many times used ;-)
blue : commander in front contact
little arrows for the direction of charging groups

could use orange for disordered and purple for severely disordered in the future when I'll find

I use 2 markers up to the end of the current turn, it help to know who can be boltered or not ;
at the end of the joint phase I let only one marker for the next turn ;

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Post by spikemesq » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:08 pm

If you can mark both sides, you should print "No Bolster" on the backs of the cohesion markers. Players can then place that side up when the unit drops to remind them who cannot test in the JAP that turn.

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Post by timmy1 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:29 pm

Like it.

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Post by pease1 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:12 pm

Great ideas. I'm going to order up some more materials and do up another batch. Once I have something I like I'll let everyone know.

Thanks for the input.
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Post by pease1 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:58 am

Here's a photo of one of the markers in a game.

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Post by broeders » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:46 pm

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These are the ones we use (my mate Russ knocked them up at work)

And in action


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Post by pease1 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:59 pm

Those are nice. It's handy having a rotary engraver at work I see....
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Post by broeders » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:28 am

pease1 wrote:Those are nice. It's handy having a rotary engraver at work I see....
Not sure what they've got Allan - but considering yours are home-made and these were produced 'professionally' then I think you win the round. I think I commented as such on your blog but if you missed it, well done again.

And better than glass beads etc.

Must look into the ZoI etc markers and think about the 'can't be bolstered this turn' markers...
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Post by pease1 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:18 pm

Well considering I'm using a $12,000 laser to make mine, I'm hesitant to call them 'home made'. I'd say I'm on even footing with your friend.
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Post by Strategos69 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:04 pm

pease1 wrote:Well considering I'm using a $12,000 laser to make mine, I'm hesitant to call them 'home made'. I'd say I'm on even footing with your friend.
:lol: :lol:

I think you have proved your point.

:lol: :lol:

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Post by pease1 » Tue May 11, 2010 1:55 am

I've procured some yellow acrylic and have developed a full set of markers now:

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Post by CLAVDIVS » Tue May 11, 2010 8:56 am

looking very good :D :D
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Post by Jilu » Tue May 11, 2010 2:07 pm

pease1 wrote:I've procured some yellow acrylic and have developed a full set of markers now:

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And now you can start a busness selling them

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