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Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2019 6:26 p.m. PST

Casualty boxes. they are 5 buck empty cigar boxes made of sturdy wood. A place to put dead guys. The image is off the net printed in color. The red box is for melees. Run away guys go on top. Wounded on left, dead on right. Images from color printer. Handy and keeps casualties off the table.

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and use cigar boxes for dice toss boxes

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and use wine bottle crates to cart round your troops.

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and a place to put your troops.. just hand out a box.

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Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2019 6:57 p.m. PST

Nice job.

Nick Pasha20 Jul 2019 3:29 a.m. PST

This is a nice idea for multiple figure bases, but I like the look of single figure bodies lying everywhere, especially in a bloody battle. It makes for a great camera shot.

Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2019 7:43 a.m. PST

True --but in Sword and Flame you have dead and wounded and we remove the dead and return the wounded to the table for possible later MIA returns on a rally roll.

Garde de Paris20 Jul 2019 9:06 a.m. PST

I love to look at well- painted figures, and rarely units on the board "close up." Not my era, but I'd like to see more of these.

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Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2019 11:14 a.m. PST

here you go


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Murvihill22 Jul 2019 3:41 a.m. PST

I store mine in those cheap 15 drawer plastic organizers. The drawers make great casualty boxes during the game, and when the battle's over you just put them back in the organizer.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2019 5:07 p.m. PST

Nice idea, but in my games, the dead and wounded are usually left on the table to show the might of the victor and to give civilians and the enemy a chance strip them of their high-tech gear.

Also, the wounded are subject to medevac rules, and there will eventually be a dust-off for the dead, too.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2019 8:59 p.m. PST

Oberlindes, sounds good, but probably for more recent Afghan wars, right?

Nashville, LOVE using the specially labelled boxes to collect casualties! Eliminates any/all need to keep a running tab of WIA and KIA in order to have an accurate account of total casualties at the end of the game. I will definitely be stealing some variation on that one, thank you!

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2019 12:26 a.m. PST

Mad Guru: Yes, I'm more likely to be playing Great_Game.2 than The Great Game (Classic)! This was cross-posted to tools of the hobby, and probably came to me that way.

Of course, in the 19th Century (The Great Game Classic), you might still want bodies on the battlefield who are actually faking having been killed, and will pop up behind you, unless you have properly put your bayonets to their traditional use (making sure dead guys were dead).

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2019 9:51 p.m. PST

Oberlindes -- cool! You may already know that what you describe is a feature of the "Great Game Classic" rules I use, The Sword And The Flame… any WIA tribesmen can attempt to attack British or Anglo-Indian troops passing within 1" of where they lay wounded on the field! Once in a while a British player will take the time and effort to fire a unit at Tribal wounded in order to clear a safe path, but usually they are too busy shooting at other, still able-bodied, enemies! I also use 19th Century equivalents of medevacs: dhoolies and camel ambulances.

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