Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Dicing With Death

With the Joy of Six just under two weeks away I had a bit of a brain wave. Why I did not think of this before I don't know but there it is.

As you will know I have started to put little dice cells on the bases of both my new Napoleonic and Ancients 6mm bases but I literally have over one hundred bases without these convenient cells on them. Lee has no such markers so we often have units with a die perched on them and subject to falling off leaving us sometimes trying to remember the score on them.

So how about taking a 1p gluing a cell to them and then the usual basing technique to the rest of the top of the penny. A nice small marker that can be used for any base too small or missing said marker.

I have done (I think) enough for our demo game at Joy of Six. I hope to get a few bits done for the table just to add a bit of interest to the game. Above all I am looking forward to using the rules at a live event and seeing the reactions. The Boy and Lee will be doing the most of the playing whilst I mostly sort out the rules and chat around the bloodshed.

Looking forward to seeing more of the games as well. Looks to be some terrific ones on offer. That and the traders, wondering if I can get one of the 6mm Sceptic badges for a discount on purchases LOL.

10 comments:

  1. clever idea indeed. Might 'borrow' this one.

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    1. I hope you do, it's free to a good home :-)

      Ian

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    1. I am sure I am not the first to do it

      Ian

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  3. Nicely done...and clever!

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    1. I don't want them to stand out too much as they are just markers. In our rules we tend to use three colours. White, normal, red in square and yellow retreating

      Ian

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  4. I like this! I will have to look into these myself for my 6mm troops! Thanks for the post!

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    1. You can get the dice cells from Warbases and it's quick and easy. In a couple of weeks you will be able to see how they looked in a game

      Ian

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