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Alternative to Cards

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:04 pm
by Gazzy
Being a lazy and miserly sort of fellow I have been thinking of ways to circumvent getting some decent cards run up for a Western Front 1914 iteration of ITLSU and have hit upon the following measure:

- 100x mixed 22mm plastic coloured tokens from Ebay
- 10x a4 sheets of 117x 19mm circular stickers also from Ebay

All of which cost me less than a fiver. The idea is to run-up scenario specific stickers, so if I were doing the Rearguard at Villers-CotterĂȘts 01/09/1914, some of the Britannic battalion sticker might look something like this:

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All the counters would go into a cup or bag to be drawn out at random. It would probably also make sense to allocate specific colours to combatants. What say you?

Re: Alternative to Cards

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:59 pm
by Derek H
I say chips are better than cards for quite a few reasons - See https://dereksweetoys.com/chips-with-everything/

Re: Alternative to Cards

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:14 pm
by Gazzy
And there was me thinking I'd done something revolutionary! Thanks for the link - lots of useful advice that I shall doubtlessly appropriate.

I should probably also take this opportunity to say that your own 10mm France 1940 project has been an influence on my own attempts to game this scale/theatre, which has been chronicled here: https://we-stand-and-fight.blogspot.co.uk/

Re: Alternative to Cards

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:53 pm
by Archdukek
We regularly use labelled poker chips in our ITLSU games. You can sometimes pick them up cheaply in charity shops. While generic chips are OK, I would agree that named chips bring more flavour to the game.

John

Re: Alternative to Cards

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:17 am
by Derek H
Gazzy wrote:
I should probably also take this opportunity to say that your own 10mm France 1940 project has been an influence on my own attempts to game this scale/theatre, which has been chronicled here: https://we-stand-and-fight.blogspot.co.uk/
Your project looks to be going well. I do like Pithead vehicles, those Morris CS9s are lovely.

I've been working on French recently, but I've not got them up on the blog yet.