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Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2024 3:53 p.m. PST

Today we had a game of Oathmark, this time pitting my (and my mate Phil's) Orcs against some pesky Humans.

If you want to know if we won or not, please go to this link



14Bore06 Jul 2024 4:15 p.m. PST

Purple haze did the trick

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2024 8:27 a.m. PST

Nice batrep, sounds like a very fun game was had by all participants, as it was a very close game. My kind of battle!

If you are interested, it is very easy to make smoke markers to scale. Get some pillow stuffing from your local fabric store (white). Get a can of black spray paint (or whatever colors you want/need), and spray it directly onto the filler material: it won't cover it very well, creating a varying color of tint, throughout it. you can glue 3mm thick chipboard into an upside-down T-shape, gluing the painted smoke to the upright chipboard, covering (hiding) it.

You could also use PVA Glue to attach unpainted cotton balls, stacking them as needed. I did this early on in my Army Men games, to make circles to mark off Smoke Grenade circles on the tabletop.

I used this technique to make billowing smoke tufts to place on top of my Army Men Tanks and vehicles when they get destroyed. These were sprayed with black paint, then pulled and manipulated to make clouds, as needed. If you want darker, apply more paint -- it creates its own shading effects, with little effort. It can also be used to form smoke rings/squares/etc., as needed. Cheers!

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2024 10:14 a.m. PST

I actually forgot to bring my usual smoke, which looks like:


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