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Mark Guttag
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Need help identifying the wargame this piece came from:

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If it weren't for the color, I'd guess at the piece being from the German 3rd Naval Division.

http://www.avalanchepress.com/GermanNavalInf.php

There was also the British 3rd Royal Marine Brigade that took part in WWI. It was absorbed relatively quickly into a naval division, I think. (The 63rd?)
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The counter font and colour looks Game Designers Workshop (GDW) to me

The 3M, colour and battalion size could be French, so I wonder if it is the unit is the:
3rd Marine Infantry Regiment
Especially as French Regiments have been battalion sized since WW2

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Not sure what game it's from but it does have that GDW feel.(As Tim P pointed out)
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If "16" is the movement allowance, might we assume the counter is from a tactical scale game?
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Looks like 3rd Marine Battalion of some sort...
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It's from the 3W game Port Stanley: Battle for the Falklands - third row, third from the left:

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jrtracy wrote:
It's from the 3W game Port Stanley: Battle for the Falklands - third row, third from the left:
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Well spotted

OMG...and I have/had that game too
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jrtracy wrote:
It's from the 3W game Port Stanley: Battle for the Falklands - third row, third from the left:



Que bueno!
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2 and 1/2 hours to identify a random counter? We're slipping!
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Meisterchow wrote:
2 and 1/2 hours to identify a random counter? We're slipping!


Well, it took at least an hour for the clipping.
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JR, well spotted! Thanks.
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Argentine Marines! Great job, this had me puzzled!
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I have the game too..like many 3W magazine games of this era it had problems mainly relating to poor rules writing and crude graphics..but I always thought that this particular game with a bit of effort on the player's part had distinct possibilities
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This counter looked familiar to me and I spent an hour last night looking through scans from my games. It resembles some counters in Sealords: The Vietnam War in the Mekong Delta...but resembles only. Your sleuthing skills are way beyond mine, J R!

The tufts of cardboard on three of the four corners displayed in the OP image Are Making Me Crazy. Must....look.......away

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Fixed it for you



Is that clipped enough for you ?
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I am not sure if this has been done here, but it would be neat if we had more of these "identifying counter" challenges. I know web grognards use to do it. We could get some real obscure counters and see how long it takes someone to identify it.
Anyway it's just a thought.
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How did you know that, JR?

I have that game, I have a good memory for counters, you have more games than me, and I didn't have a clue - so...how did you remember?
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Scotty Dave wrote:
How did you know that, JR?

I have that game, I have a good memory for counters, you have more games than me, and I didn't have a clue - so...how did you remember?


It looked familiar but I couldn't immediately identify it. The superscript '4' made me think "air defense" for some reason (ironically it has nothing to do with AD - I think it's actually a morale/effectiveness rating) so I figured it was a modern-ish subject. The counter graphics read 1980s to me, but don't correspond to a particular 'house style' for any of the big shops of the era (AH, GDW, VG) except maybe SPI, and I know all those games by heart. Finally, 3rd Marine Battalion was an important bit - I'd expect a regimental designation for US, British, or French Marines, so this was something a little further afield.

So, with all that, I took an educated guess at the conflict, and came up with the Falklands - the Argentines had Marines, and the color even suits. I tried to remember what games I had on the topic, and Port Stanley was the first one that popped into my head. I pulled up the countersheet image from BGG and there it was! I admit I was a bit surprised to find it so quickly - I haven't looked at the game itself for close to 30 years.

I dug out my copy last night. Like Steve, I remember a flawed but interesting game, possibly salvageable with judicious surgery. There's a lot in the queue between it and the table but now my interest is piqued!

JR
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