Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Few More Black Powder Casualty Markers

This time for cavalry units - one each French and British Hussars and a French Cuirassier. As the earlier infantry casualty figures, they're based on cheap plastic poker chips that have received a little bit of dry-brush treatment.
These were made from spare parts from Perry and Victirx. The legs are spares from a Perry French Hussars box; heated and bent appropriately for fallen casualties.Green Stuff was used as filler, as well as for belts and the tops of the Cuirassier's boots. The sabretaches were cut out from sample credit cards - the French one has a print out of the design (created by TMPer Aldo) added to it. The sabretache straps were cut from bond paper.
Except for the horses, the British Hussars haven't been started upon as I'm still undecided as to which regiment they'll represent. I'm stuck on either the 15th or 1st KGL. The main difference is the 1st KGL trousers are dark blue as their dolmans. Both units have exceptional battle records; the 1st KGL probably being the better though.

15 comments:

  1. Nice work Dean, I hope they are not real chips ;-) Gamblings bad Uh Kay.

    PP

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  2. Thanks, PP; just a bunch of cheap plastic poker chips put to good use; never been a gambler or risk taker - except when I want to finish a game :) Best, Dean

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  3. Very nice work, they look excellent on the chips, good idea leaving the edge too.

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  4. Really really nice Dean. I think this is a very cool idea and you have made a great job of them.

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  5. Damned good idea Dean - using all the bits left over , green stuff etc, to make cav casualty markers makes a lot of sense - and they look good too. Certainly a lot easier than doing dead horses! I also like the idea of their being mounted on poker chips.

    Cheers,
    Doc

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  6. Thanks for the comments, Gentlemen. I've used this type of markers for an introduction Black Powder game, and it worked well. It also saves on actual casualty figures. For each additional casualty, a plain (red or blue) chip is placed under the one with the figure. Not stacked cleanly beneath, but slightly off centered so it can more easily be counted. Usually only two more for most units. Best, Dean

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  7. Really elegant Dean, and nice brushwork to boot. This is an idea I may have to pinch from you.
    Regards HGA.

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  8. HGA: Pinch away; I actually lifted the idea from another gamer awhile back. Can't remember if he used casualties on the top marker, but he used poker chips. Best, Dean

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  9. Great looking casualty markers Dean.

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  10. very cool great job. It's amazing what can be achieved with spare parts.

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  11. High end Gaming-assets indeed.

    These will be well readable on the table, yet they look decent and smart.

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  12. Those poker chips for the bases are an awesome idea, great work!

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