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Offline Friends of General Haig

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Casualty Markers
« on: April 21, 2021, 01:13:34 PM »
My latest blog post shows some casualty markers I have made using figures from the 1898 Miniatures’ Tercios range, and Warbases’ counter bases.



Details here.

https://theviaregia.blogspot.com/2021/04/casualties-of-war.html


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Re: Casualty Markers
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2021, 01:44:02 PM »
Nice, but the way I general I would need a LOT more markers than you.

Online Doom Beard 78

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Re: Casualty Markers
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2021, 08:18:49 PM »
Those are very dramatic and have a vignette quality to them. They look very effective

Offline Warboss Nick

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Re: Casualty Markers
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2021, 07:07:28 PM »
Love those casualty markers. While I use the smaller bases, yours habe much more character to them  :-*

Offline Paul Richardson

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Re: Casualty Markers
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2021, 08:48:51 AM »
Very nice. I particularly like the first one. I was thinking about converting it so that the wounded figure is in fact drunk, but haven't got round to it yet.

Offline olicana

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Re: Casualty Markers
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2021, 01:15:13 PM »
Very nice. They look just the ticket.

But, I too am in the same position as has.been. I'd need too many to do it. Consequently I have to make do with small stones on two pence pieces. Which is a cheaper, more versatile way of doing the same thing (less well).

Even this Ravenna game has thirty or so units



Stones on a counter can be seen here, funny angle but a 'two stone' marker by the look of it.



I do have a question about the dials. Do you have a way to stop them moving to the wrong number when they get accidentally jogged? I have some for other stuff (I had Martin at War Bases make me up some bigger 20 spot dials for altitude marking in WW1 dogfight games), they are pretty loose, and this is an issue. I tried a thin card 'washer' but this made them too stiff.

« Last Edit: April 26, 2021, 01:19:28 PM by olicana »

Offline Radar

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Re: Casualty Markers
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2021, 05:39:21 PM »
Really nice. I'm amazed that you have been able to cram so much onto one of those casualty markers.

I've always gone for dead people on my mine. Might have to reassess that seeing your not-quite dead figures
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Offline Friends of General Haig

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Re: Casualty Markers
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2021, 11:30:03 AM »
Thanks all for the comments, much appreciated  :D

If you have a lot of units then you do need a few of these marker dials.  The small stones idea is good, and I like the way that they would not look too out of place.  I have just gone for having lots of casualty markers though.  I try to add a few every so often as I paint new units.


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Re: Casualty Markers
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2021, 06:19:21 PM »
That's a lot of casualty markers.   :o :o :o :o  Are your miniature Generals so prolifigate with their men's lives.  :D :D :D

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Re: Casualty Markers
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2021, 07:02:50 PM »
A friend of mine used to do very nice mini-dioramas of wounded
figures, to keep track of a unit's status. Then he realised he had
a whole file box full of dead & wounded! 
Some minor rebasing incorporated them into existing 'walking'
units. Result was another brigade of units.

Offline Friends of General Haig

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Re: Casualty Markers
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2021, 09:48:24 PM »
@Hu Rhu - good point, but what if I supply the casualty markers for both sides?  ;D

@has.been - re-basing?  :o  I think I’d rather paint the extra brigade  :D

Offline jcspqr

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Re: Casualty Markers
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2021, 04:09:09 PM »
who makes the dead horses?   

Jim

Offline Friends of General Haig

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Re: Casualty Markers
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2021, 09:09:05 PM »
Hi Jim, they’re from Foundry https://www.wargamesfoundry.com/collections/baggage-animals-and-livestock-1/products/gpr006-horse-casualties

(I think one of them is not quite dead  :o .)

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Re: Casualty Markers
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2021, 08:04:34 AM »
Quote
(I think one of them is not quite dead  :o .)

"Bring out yer dead (horses)!"
"Here can you take this one?"
"Neigh! I'm not dead yet!"   lol lol lol

Offline Paul Richardson

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Re: Casualty Markers
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2021, 11:14:55 AM »
I see one or two sitting and kneeling figures in your latest photo. Do you happen to remember who makes them please? I'm thinking about coming up with a unit of men resting by the roadside and am on the lookout for sitting and kneeling figures.

 

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