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Casualty figures

Posted by Ochoin on 14 May 2010, 08:31

I was looking at Will at Wars lastest entry on his blog, about casualty figures.

I was wondering who uses them to game?

I use little skull markers & dice but I must admit the visual look of "dead" figures is impressive.

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Posted by Wheeling Turn on 14 May 2010, 13:59

some rules systems use dead models a markers, like for example in the black powder rules.
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Posted by luchs on 14 May 2010, 17:55

Ochoin wrote:I was looking at Will at Wars lastest entry on his blog, about casualty figures.

I was wondering who uses them to game?

I use little skull markers & dice but I must admit the visual look of "dead" figures is impressive.

donald

i prefer use dead figs as moral marker to use piece of paer and other things ..
in my opinion piece of paper do not match with a good terrain..you cna also make moral makers to for particular moral status like disorder,rally etc..
tomorrow i post some of my markers..
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Posted by ModernKiwi on 14 May 2010, 23:16

My players all like casualty figures, it gives them some kind of sick sense of achievement to see a trail of bodies. :-D

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Posted by Dad's Army on 15 May 2010, 10:00

Like him Chris (need a ambulance jeep I guess :lol: )
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Posted by ModernKiwi on 15 May 2010, 10:52

Burial party more like I think.
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Posted by Paul on 15 May 2010, 13:12

Wouldn´t use them for gaming myself, but they do look good set up with the rest of the bods. :-)
I suppose that basically they should be included in all wargames, to remind us all what the result of "sharp bits of metal and explosives" really is.
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Posted by Tantallon2 on 20 May 2010, 19:29

I like casualty markers to indicate morale status - though I also saw some recently that just used penny pieces flocked up (like a base) that looked good and was a quicker and cheaper way of representing morale.

Newline do some useful ancient casualty figures:

http://newlinedesigns.co.uk/index.php?m ... 10_429_432

Though plastic figures should be easy to convert into convincing casualties. I bought some Newline Roman EIR casualty figs recently so I'm looking forward to having some carnage behind my legions as well. :-D
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Posted by Tantallon2 on 30 Aug 2010, 17:44

I have got round to painting up some EIR casualty markers where the legionaries have gone to the Elysian fields and also some morale/status markers:

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In FoG the coin markers can be used for disorder and the casualty markers for disruption (or just to look "pretty" on the battlefield)
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Posted by KenzoSato on 31 Aug 2010, 08:22

great painting :thumbup:
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Posted by k.b. on 27 Oct 2010, 05:20

Nice looking flesh tone......
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Posted by Fire at Will on 27 Oct 2010, 08:15

I started using them for Black Powder as I found I keep picking up the dice used to illustrate the number of casualties, now I've started I am slowly creating markers for various periods.
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Posted by Dad's Army on 27 Oct 2010, 09:52

Looks a bit dead :mrgreen:
Nice work, but a stupid question: what are the numbers for? :think:
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Posted by Peter on 27 Oct 2010, 11:57

The numbers are for, when he wants to play tri-dominos with them :mrgreen:

Nice bunch of dead soldiers ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Tantallon2 on 27 Oct 2010, 11:59

Yes, that's what they remind me of! It has been bothering me all morning as I couldn't remember what game they reminded me of.

Great collection of casualty figures :thumbup:
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Posted by Paul on 27 Oct 2010, 18:23

Strangely enough I was going to ask wether anyone would buy sets of casualties and mention that Airfix used (still does) have dead and wounded in thier sets, then what do I see, loads of Airfix dead bods.. :-)

What are the numbers for!??? It´s a bit annoying not knowing...I keep trying to work it out..but nothing. The standing bods in the first picture have no numbers on the bases so why the wounded??
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Posted by luchs on 30 Oct 2010, 18:58


this look as a good idea.. :thumbup:
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Posted by luchs on 30 Oct 2010, 19:27

i use some casuality figs for some "grain gugnol" base.. :mrgreen:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 30 Oct 2010, 19:31

:-D :-D :-D this guy must have a hell of a headache
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