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Alex P
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Since I'm not generally a war gamer, I don't know the correct terms to base a web search on.

I know tweezers exist, e.g., but I don't know if they're designed for game or co-opted from the beauty section...

Anyway, it's not about tweezers - I was wondering if there was a handy tool, something designed to be used with one hand, to measure line of sight and where could I get that sort of thing?

Also, what do you as a war gamer find useful on your gaming table?
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Laser for checking line of sight:
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laser line from harbor freight:

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result/?&CatPath=...
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low-tech solution for LOS checking : a rubber band - works fast and reliable
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eddy_sterckx wrote:
low-tech solution for LOS checking : a rubber band - works fast and reliable
But a laser is way cooler. It's a laser, dude! A laser!
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Ratatoskr72 wrote:
eddy_sterckx wrote:
low-tech solution for LOS checking : a rubber band - works fast and reliable
But a laser is way cooler. It's a laser, dude! A laser!

It also fulfills what I actually asked: something designed to be used with one hand. :)
 
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I've got a handy tool with a retractable wire like a tape measure from L2 Design Group, but it doesn't seem to be available any more. It does require both hands and is much the same as stretching out a string. I wouldn't break out the laser pointer except for something like Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie with 3D terrain and specific portions of the miniature to hit.
 
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Jesse Custer wrote:
Ratatoskr72 wrote:
eddy_sterckx wrote:
low-tech solution for LOS checking : a rubber band - works fast and reliable
But a laser is way cooler. It's a laser, dude! A laser!

It also fulfills what I actually asked: something designed to be used with one hand.

A ruler is low-tech and can be worked with one hand.
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And a small dice tower:
 
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Ratatoskr72 wrote:
eddy_sterckx wrote:
low-tech solution for LOS checking : a rubber band - works fast and reliable
But a laser is way cooler. It's a laser, dude! A laser!

In our historical miniature tabletop wargames we sometimes use one for determining arty LOS - it's one from GW and yes, it's cool
 
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Honestly, I find one of these very useful for carefully nudging stacks without making a mess.

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wifwendell wrote:
Honestly, I find one of these very useful for carefully nudging stacks without making a mess.

A nice comment on the difference between tactical and strategic wargamers. Some need to measure LOS, others don't give a rat's ass about LOS, but need to move large stacks of counters around.

Me, I just want the laser.
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Small bags or ziplocs for holding counters. Rubber cement.
 
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I can't conceive that counter clippers has not been communicated. Counter clippers can clip counter corners. Counters can kept cozy once their corners are clipped with the counter clippers.
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statman8 wrote:
I can't conceive that counter clippers has not been communicated. Counter clippers can clip counter corners. Counters can kept cozy once their corners are clipped with the counter clippers.

I just played my first counter wargame last night. One game, ONE GAME, of Field Commander: Rommel and I've already started thinking about doing this counter clipping thing I've read about.
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I already ordered a plastic guide thing (to cut many at a time) - I just need something to cut them now.
 
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statman8 wrote:
I can't conceive that counter clippers has not been communicated. Counter clippers can clip counter corners. Counters can kept cozy once their corners are clipped with the counter clippers.

I think I just sprained my tongue.
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jasperrdm wrote:
Small bags or ziplocs for holding counters. Rubber cement.

What do you use rubber cement for?
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