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Do you have a favorite counter? A counter you just hate? A striking or unusual counter?

If so, post a picture of it and explain why you like it, or think it's significant.

GGs will be awarded!

I have 40 GG to get rid of before the end of the year.
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Taken from the BGG servers but wonky, cause, you know

1989 has a bunch of awesome, weird counters, but the wall has to be my favourite. Not just because it calls back to its daddy TS, but because the pain of a nation divided right in the middle of its capitol, the massive monster looming in the hearts of every German, or, indeed, German-speaker until 1989, is summed up in this little cheery counter. It's weird, but the fact that it can be approached in that way, now, is a happy reminder.

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See if you can guess which of these is my favourite:


That was my reward for pre-ordering.
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Check my two posts from a 2010 forum about the same topic:

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/534367/favorite-wargame-coun...
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I have an affinity for the 7/3/JR16 Finnish counter from Red Winter: The Soviet Attack at Tolvajärvi, Finland – 8-12 December 1939. Those guys single-handedly triggered the Soviet Artillery Park event at a crucial time which swung the game in my favor and led to a win for the Finns.

Also, I gotta love the 'A' US single man counter from Ambush!. Sgt. Clyde Graves is a badass.
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Hmm if I did, it might be from Squad Leader...
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I updated my avatar to display one of my current favorite counters, of the Polish 4th Uhlan Regiment from La Bataille de Leipzig 1813. I've always been interested in Napoleonic cavalry and the Polish lancers in particular. This unit is HUGE (15 strength points, or 4 squadrons, one of the biggest cav units in the game) and just makes me wonder how and why so many Poles were still fighting with Napoleon in 1813. One of the reasons I like historical games is they raise these kinds of questions that go beyond the tactics and strategy and into the historical context of the events.
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The 9 Factor British fleet from 3R, my all time favorite counter. Had more fun trying to defend the Med on a shoestring budget with those.



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This bad boy, right here:

 

The Soviet brass band counter (mechanized) from AP's "Blood on the Snow."

Nothing says hubris like bringing a brass band into the subarctic wilds during winter.


Image courtesy of kiraly, right here on BGG
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Definitely the Debauchery and Revelry counter from Blackbeard. Gotta love a little cardboard square that sums up the fun parts of pirating.
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Similary there are the Lust counters from Bug-Eyed Monsters - bottom left of this image (the medium size image is missing).


BEMs can become lust crazed when in the same hex as human women. The strange thing is, each BEM can only have one such counter at a time, but there are 10 BEMs and 21 counters... not even 20, but 21...
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My first place in Seattle had a nice little bar countertop (avocado green, with lemon barstools) in the basement. I hung a 5-point elk rack (some of you might know it better as a 10-point) on the opposite wall.

We called it Whisky Bear's Drinking Den.
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Sgt Kelso from Squad Leader (before the ASL era) he will always be immortal for me

An ASL PzIII Flammpanzer is appropriate for persons liking to post inflammatory comments too

I've used Squad Leader counters looooong before it was cool too. But everyone using Vassal images made it lose it's coolness.
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The Custard Pie in the Top Row. It's from the game Berserker, if you've read the right story you will remember it.
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I don't have a picture of it, but my favorite would be the "can of whupass" from the Gamers 1997 Xmas sheet.

EDIT: ah, here we go:
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paradoxes wrote:
Hmm if I did, it might be from Squad Leader...


The same for me. I wish I still had my favourite counter. It was a 9-2 Cpt Wetzlberger from Squad Leader, who repeatedly save the day with awesome rallies and pinpoint shooting. I neglected to keep him when I sold the whole shebang 2 years ago. He was so worn that his counter look like SS camo.
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Hungadunga wrote:
Do you have a favorite counter? A counter you just hate? A striking or unusual counter?

If so, post a picture of it and explain why you like it, or think it's significant.

GGs will be awarded!

I have 40 GG to get rid of before the end of the year.


.....Do I need to explain? It is after all the madman's brain. It speaks for itself! whistle
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The B52 unit from Persian Gulf: Battle for the Middle East ...with a 10 dice strike rating no Warsaw Pact stack is safe!!
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Like most wargamers and historians I'm sure, I like the out-of-place unit, the unusual one.

I'm still only an amateur wargamer but I do enjoy and have been able to play a few rounds of EastFront II and my favourite counter is the Italian 8th Army. A long way from home, I always try and ensure they are involved in any major actions. They were key in destroying Soviet resistance in the Crimean in the last 1942 scenario I played.

Couldn't find a picture so dug out the counter and made my own.

[img]http://r-t-c.co.uk/misc/Italian block.jpg[/img]
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Severed heads from the old SPI game Gondor

Sauron gets to lob them over the walls of Minas Tirith to unnerve and demoralise the heroic defenders. I like attention to detail like that in a wargame!



You can see them here on the countersheet (not all the images seem to be working atm, there may be a better one).
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delp1871 wrote:
I don't have a picture of it, but my favorite would be the "can of whupass" from the Gamers 1997 Xmas sheet.


I think I have that sitting in my box of GD 41.
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My personal favorite is MY Light Tank from Black Rose Mercenaries, one of the sponsored counter sheets from Ogre. Always was jealous of Lt Greenwood in SL, this was my chance to get in the game, as it were.




My other favorite would be XIII Corps from Bulge 20, it's the only game I own that has my dad's WWII outfit in it. He was in the 102d 'Ozark' Division, wintering near Aachen while Bulge was taking place.
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Hungadunga wrote:
Do you have a favorite counter?


I do and will show you what it is once I can upload an image of it... Hope you can stand the wait.

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QuarterToThree wrote:
"…an oval inside a rectangle above two numbers separated by a dash has only one meaning: if you put them on a cardboard square, with some luck, you might be able to move them all the way to Moscow.”
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(Apart from being only a Corporal, I mean, Come on!)
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