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Dining Room Battles04 Dec 2020 10:15 a.m. PST


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 it is easily doable with some leftover figures, the bits box, a little basing material, and sticks and rocks I find outside.


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2020 11:08 a.m. PST

Nicely done!

Legionarius05 Dec 2020 12:08 a.m. PST

I agree with your philosophy. Well done markers beat clutter any day!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2020 12:05 p.m. PST

I consider dice to be clutter. You can't make a die blend in with the table, no matter how hard you try. You do nice work, so I am not trying to be insulting. Whether you use dice, pennies, poker chips, whatever; it is all table clutter.

historygamer09 Dec 2020 2:31 p.m. PST

I agree to. Nice job.

von Schwartz09 Dec 2020 4:45 p.m. PST

Hey, I know I've asked before but still have not been able to find a decent source for the markers I saw on here once before. Someone said they were Hero-Clix or something like that, Round discs with a numbered dial and a small window that displayed the number. The cool thing was you could place a nice casualty figure with some ground cover on the top to help it blend in.
Any good US outlets?

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2020 2:55 p.m. PST

Here's a link to the LITKO site page with their many versions of "Status Dials", some of which may qualify…




dantheman Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2020 8:49 a.m. PST

Best markers I saw in a game I played were small scenery bases with small stones and twigs glued to them.

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