These do not have to be elaborate affairs nor do they need much effort to create. I have done much of the work of these while waiting for the wife to finish dressing before going out, and such. Ten minutes of quick gluing a bit here and there can add up to finishing these mini-projects.
In our last game, Seth and I found that our corps morale requirement required us to remember which corps needed to test the following turn. Even with only two of us and a quiet environment, we had to resort to an ad-hoc marker to remind us. Seth finally suggested perhaps a flag or something, joking that it could be a white flag... as I was about to conduct my first test..... har, har....
A good idea nonetheless , I looked at what materials I had at hand. Lots of those GW plastic bases with thick black edges so keeping with our basing look. I have plastic toothpicks so, picking out the green ones as not to need paint for quick practicality and for that subtlety, mind you.. I cut them into half as height is not really the issue and hot glued them onto the plastic bases. I cut some paper into flag shaped bits and wrapped it around the toothpick while creating the wind-wave (this I did while during commercial breaks in between my rare viewing of TV - I have no sympathy for those who say they have no time...lots of time if not wasted...rant over ). Finally terraining the base itself to blend it into the environment.
The photo shows the 'Corps Morale' marker in action along with some of the twenty I created to cover any size of game hopefully.
The other markers are for the other various conditions; the square blocks for, well, formations in square; the abandoned pack for disorder, the wagon wheel for limbered status of the artillery and the ball bearings indicating ammunition status, previously required.
|close up of the various markers for our Napoleonics game|