Tuesday, January 1, 2013

From Curt: Spatter Wound Markers & Musketeer (5 points)

Touché!
Just one figure today and some gory wound markers.


Several years ago I picked up a bunch of figures from Redoubt's 'Three Musketeers' range. I've painted up most of them and we've had some rollicking skirmish games. Nonetheless I came across a couple lonely castings awaiting attention so today I did up the fellow in brown with the green tabard.





As you can see from the photo he's taken a bad riposte from his opponent. I been wanting some wound markers that were a bit more grisly for skirmish gaming and I had seen these great markers over at Anatoli's Game Room so I thought I'd try to make a set for myself. I ordered a batch of clear acrylic discs from Litko in two sizes and then painted them in layered inks (Brown, Chestnut and Red).

I'll use these for skirmish games like SAGA, Operation Squad and Strange Aeons.


'Armand, was that a bit of bad road or a gaggle of peasants that we just rode over?'
I thought the larger size markers will be handy for tracking hits on multiple-wound creatures or to symbolizing a unit meeting a particularly sticky end.

'Back, you, you... You tentacly thing from a tentacly planet!'
If you decide to make some of these DON'T varnish them as it seems to cloud the acrylic and lessens the glossy/gory appearance of the ink.

Oh, and 5 points for me!

15 comments:

  1. The benefits of a gory mess without the need for cleaning it up! Brilliant!

    Lovely musketeers, too!

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    1. Exactly! Though I must admit they do look a little excessive...

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  2. You've got to love a bit of gore on the table, a splendid idea that I'm sure I will have to steal! Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks Michael! I stole the idea from somewhere else (I apologize as I can't remember the author) so don your pirate hat, parrot and patch and steal from me!

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  3. Like the Musketeers, I only saw that Redoubt range the other day.

    Great markers, think I've seen them somewhere before though...

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    1. Thanks Phil, Redoubt's musketeers are a fabulous range. Do you know the blogger who did the markers originally? I'd like to give credit and I don't want to ruffle feathers in the blogosphere.

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  4. The markers steal the post, these must be great in small figure count battles

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian. Yeah, they are a bit over the top but fun for certain games.

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  5. Nice work on the musketeers Curt! I think the bloody markers really work well in your horror cult project.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher. We used them in our recent playtest of 'Operation Squad' (a set of rules we quite enjoyed I must say) and they worked well.

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  6. Very nice figures, Curt. And the markers are really interesting; a bit of gore on the table...

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  7. Curt - splendid stuff. I have a very soft spot for the Redoubt Three Musketeers range - and in particular their fantastic coach (which is HUGE!). I really like the wounds tokens - they work really well!

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  8. Curt,

    Awesome stuff. Also, Anatoli's Game Room was the first place I had seen the markers.

    http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.com/2011/08/bloodcasualty-tokens-tutorial.html

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    1. THANK YOU! I know I had seen them done before but could not recall where. I'll amend my post to reflect this. Thanks again!

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