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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian14 Jul 2018 9:15 a.m. PST

Do you use little plastic skulls as game markers or tokens?

alan L14 Jul 2018 9:40 a.m. PST

No, I prefer to have markers represented by something that naturally appears in the landscape or casualty figures. For the like of suppresion, I use explosion markers. However, for the like of pulp era games, I use numbered blood markers for each individual figure.

Frothers Did It And Ran Away14 Jul 2018 9:56 a.m. PST

Yes, to show disorder, whatever term the particular rules use for it.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jul 2018 10:43 a.m. PST

No. I use them to make chibi necron-like aliens.

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Chuckaroobob14 Jul 2018 11:00 a.m. PST

Yes, I do.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2018 11:14 a.m. PST

I don't.

Dagwood14 Jul 2018 11:43 a.m. PST

I don't , but that's mainly because I don't have any skulls! They could make god casualty markers ? But I have no need for casualty markers, either ! (figure removal rules)

haywire14 Jul 2018 11:57 a.m. PST

Yes. Use skull beads as wound counters

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2018 12:51 p.m. PST

I use coin sized markers with skulls to indicate morale failure in Dragon/Lion rampant games.

advocate14 Jul 2018 2:26 p.m. PST

No, and I find them a bit jarring. Each to their own.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2018 3:07 p.m. PST

I use GZG's Stargrunt 2 markers to show wounds,in several games, and these have pictures of skulls, do these count?

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Sgt Slag14 Jul 2018 7:08 p.m. PST

No: I use Goats for Shaken troops, and Chickens for Routing troops. Castings are removed as troops are killed; for multi-figure stands, I use white plastic rings, from the sewing notions area of fabric stores. Cheers!

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2018 1:46 a.m. PST

No I don't

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2018 4:19 a.m. PST

No.

I mostly remove figures and use colored wargaming chits.

For my ACW I remove stands and replace them with figures laying on the ground. I also have routing figures placed next to a unit that breaks, ammo boxes as low ammo markers, drummers for troops rallying, and troopers with flags for charging units.

No skulls.

brave face02 Feb 2019 2:03 p.m. PST

I have done so occasionally--but they were not plastic but the cardboard tokens from the old BatteMasters game…

Legion 403 Feb 2019 7:26 a.m. PST

I just used them on certain terrain and models …

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von Schwartz03 Feb 2019 2:31 p.m. PST

How about using modified hero-clix, or similar, casualty markers with painted casualty castings on top? You know, the ones that have numbers and a rotating dial? You turn the little dial to uncover the number of lives, or figures killed/remaining on a multi-figure stand.

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