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Baranovich01 Apr 2021 11:30 a.m. PST

I'm sure this has been asked a million times, my apologies for the redundancy. However I couldn't find any specific threads or posts that talk about it.

I usually make my own tokens for wargames, with wooden discs and other generic shapes.

So for Black Powder I assume I would need things like "Disordered", "Routed", "Shaken", etc?

I already bought several packs of Kallistra's casualty figures which I will glue to small round bases to use for casualty markers.

Any other types of markers that would be essential for the game?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 12:19 p.m. PST

That should pretty much cover it – good gaming!

Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 1:24 p.m. PST

If you will be doing 18th-century battles, or otherwise featuring well-drilled troops like British regulars, some "First Fire" markers will also come in handy.

Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 4:13 p.m. PST

"Brigade Broken" would be useful. It would be placed by the brigade commander and kept next to that figure. You don't need a "Routed" marker. BP uses the term "Broken" and such units are immediately removed from the table so no need to mark them. "Hit by Artillery -1" and "Hit by Artillery -2" could be useful to remind people for applying the correct die roll modifier. Your casualty markers should be used to denote hits on a unit.

I agree with Eumelus that "First Fire" markers would be helpful.

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