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Green Cheek21 Sep 2022 5:35 p.m. PST

Idk if this a dumb question or not. Or if it will be enxplained when my copy of the rules comes in the mail. But what accessories do I need for black powder? Like obviously a tape messure; but how many die would I need? Are there any other markers i need? If so can all of it be purchased at my local games workshop? I know its not for napoleonics butI would assume a lot of the accessories crossover?

Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2022 6:06 p.m. PST

You need a minimum of 9 six sided dice and a way of marking unit status. Miniature poker chips work well for this, but any type of small marker would do. I suggest using a minimum of 4 colors: red, yellow, black, white. The folk I play with use red for hits, yellow for disorder, black for shaken, and white as a special marker (hit by artillery or won last hand-to-hand combat). A retractable tape measure is sufficient for measuring distances and line of sight when stretched out and held straight. A string also works for this. I've made a small template out of mat board to determine 45 degree angles as this proves useful in determining what a unit can fire at.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2022 5:41 p.m. PST

Great advice

We also use markers to indicate "shaken" – we bought some from Likto (great shop, great service) and markers for "disordered"

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