Marking wounded leaders

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Marking wounded leaders

Post by MLB » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:08 am

I've tried a few different methods for marking my wounded leaders and while some have looked good they have not been practical. I think I may finally have settled on a workable solution using individual sabot bases. These are simple enough to make and practical to use, so hopefully I can put an end to trying to find a solution. There's more about them here https://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com ... in-of.html

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Re: Marking wounded leaders

Post by Truscott Trotter » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:40 am

Not enough skulz.......someone had to say it! :D

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Post by john de terre neuve » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:41 am

Nice work.

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Re: Marking wounded leaders

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:15 am

For those of us lacking MLB's refined (and rather spiffing) modelling skills, Charlie Foxtrot and one other manufacturer(whose name escapes me at this moment) of MDF bases, produce exactly this arrangement. The CF bases even have a cut-out along the straight/bottom edge along which you can stick a name-tag indicating the leader level/status etc.

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Re: Marking wounded leaders

Post by Archdukek » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:28 pm

I think the other manufacturer is Supreme Littleness but haven't checked.

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Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:00 pm

Yes, that sounds right.

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Re: Marking wounded leaders

Post by Eclaireur » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:40 pm

Lovely figures - and an elegant solution. I'm assuming they're AB 20mm figs. I game in 28mm and have made up some leader figures with bandaged heads.

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Re: Marking wounded leaders

Post by Seret » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:22 am

Interesting. I've kind of ruled this out as an option for me by basing my troops, JLs and SLs all on different sized/shaped bases.

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Re: Marking wounded leaders

Post by MLB » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:34 pm

These particular bases came from Supreme Littleness but they are basically the same concept as those from Warbases.

I too went down the route of creating specific wounded leaders. They look great but it's a lot of work and I haven't managed to do it for all nationalities. Here's what I did for my Brits, Germans and Russians.

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The hardest thing was how to represent the temporary wound (or stunned as I've taken to calling it). I converted some Esci figures to create these but once again not possible for all nationalities. I'm also not a fan of lying the leaders on their side, always looks like someone's just knocked one over. These worked okay but I've decided the sabot base is probably more practical.

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Re: Marking wounded leaders

Post by redmist1122 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:43 am

Pretty cool looking. We use a variety of small ol' school rings. So a blue ring is for a wounded leader who lost an initiative. If out for the turn, just simply lay the model over. For shock on vehicles, we use a white rig. Since my team models have a multitude of figures attached to the bases, for figure loss, we use a red ring. Again ol' school...KISS!
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