Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Zen Again: Wargame Markers

Attention miniature wargamers: How do you track casualties, wounds, or loss of strength points in games where figures aren't removed from their units/bases when damage occurs?

There are lots of possible options for tracking damage, including the use of good old fashioned pencil & paper (i.e. recording casualties/wounds on an Army Roster Sheet). But for those players who like to visually track damage on the tabletop, another approach is needed. Here are a couple of good alternatives that I've recently come across for you toy soldier gamers out there.

Mini Dice:

I recently stumbled across a website called DealExtreme that is selling a pack of 100 mini dice for $1.90 a set. For less than $4 bucks plus shipping, you can snag all the dice you would ever need to track damage in the vast majority of tabletop wargames. How cool is that? And they come in an assortment of colors, which is always handy. I need to get me some of these babies!

You can find the dice here:

Litko Aerosystems:

If you've never heard of Litko Aerosystems, you owe it to yourself to check them out. Litko manufactures and sells as wide variety of miniature bases, movement trays, magnetic basing, templates, and status tokens & markers. Their Skull tokens are particularly cool looking and great for tracking casualties/wounds/damage-points.

Litko also sells some really awesome looking blast markers & smoke markers, and their other tokens are quite nice as well. I've been meaning to pick some of these up, but just haven't gotten around to it yet. With the holiday season approaching fast, perhaps there's no better time than now to make an online order?

You can check out Litko's product line of tokens/markers by going here:

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