Blinds - How big?

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jonrog1
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Blinds - How big?

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Newbie question I'm afraid. I don't have a copy of the rules as of yet, but how big are the blinds and is the oval shape shown in the YouTube clips mandatory. Was wondering if I could use ready made oval mdf bases. I'm going to be using 10mm.

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For 15mm, TFL provide 6.25″x4″ ovals as templates on Lard Island News blog if that helps.
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I would make them out of paper and then laminate them so as not to risk injury to your figures or terrain.

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The oval shape represents the area which might be covered by the sections in a platoon who were often deployed 2 up and 1 back or the reverse depending on circumstances. So it’s more appropriate to use an oval than simply drawing a circle around a central point.

I too prefer to use laminated paper but the material doesn’t matter in game terms, though TT makes a good point about avoiding damage.

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Many thanks gents for all the input, I'll follow your advice and go the paper and lamination route, far more flexible long term.

Cheers and stay safe.

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Did I mention laminated paper is cheap too? 😉

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Cheers guys, i was thinking of painted MDF ovals with numbers on, but this is sooo over engineering the issue...laminating is the way to go!! So thanks for saving me from a mini spell of lock-down madness!

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