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Since this game is being discontinued, I thought why not make the expansions the DIY way.

The plan is this:

1. Buy https://www.amazon.com/NT-Aluminum-Die-Cast-Heavy-Duty-C-300...

2. Cut 53mm, 63mm and 82mm discs out of 2mm mechanical pulp board (also known as mechanical woodpulp board or "puupahvi" in Finnish)

3. Trim disc sides and top with scissors if needed. Fiskars is the best brand for scissors.

5. Ask me for a data file in a PM and then go to https://mikkovihonen.github.io/disken/ (with Google Chrome) for your disc graphics needs

5. Print disc graphics on whole sheet label paper so that the print overflows the disc area.

6. Cut prints from label paper.

7. Attach prints on both sides of the cardboard discs.

8. Trim prints with scissors.

Photos later in the thread.

EDIT: More detailed instructions and better header.
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Very eager to see some photos!
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While I don't have tepmlates ready, I would recommend printing armies first, glueing them to cardboard and in the last step cut out disks. While it's a bit more precision work to align fronts and backs, you save a lot of cutting work. And the cutter looks like it could handle it. Also interested in photos.
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Are there any online outfits that offer image prints on 2mm cardboard?
 
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Without any better templates to try I just printed copies of a photo I took of a random disc to a whole sheet label paper. I edited the photo so that the red area would extend over edges of the disc.

Since the label paper has its own adhesive I simply attached it to the disc and trimmed the excess off with scissors. Then I did the same for the other side of the disc.

The colors are off and text is not as sharp as on the original, but the end result is definitely a playable disc.

It is not possible to cut the discs when the label is attached on the disc, because the circle cutter will punch a hole in the middle and tear the label off from the edges. The process above works better and allows for trimming the cardboard discs with scissors so that the disc is flat. The hole in the center is also covered by the label.

Here are some pics of the discs:

Raw cardboard disc and pieces of the whole sheet label paper waiting to be cut (notice the hole in the center of the disc and some tearing around the edges)


Closeup on two discs, original on left side


All discs stacked


All discs side by side
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Those look amazing! Did youuse a special type of cardboard? That looks like thin mdm! Where can I find cardboard like that?

Also, any luck with a higher quality template?

Thanks!
 
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The cardboard I used was apparently not cardboard, but according to Google Translate "mechanical pulp board". It was sold in a crafts store.

I spent some time making vector templates for the disorder discs, but it will take a long time before anything is ready that way. Let's see how that will turn out.
 
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These are fantastic! I love this idea so much.
Of course, now that the game is (probably) completely dead, what I'd *really* love to see is if maybe this community couldn't get together and come up with some new original units. There's tons of stuff in the WFB army books that this game never touched.
 
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Is there a way to design new discs, i mean templates that we could use for order and destruction.

I would love to design dark elves, but scanning doesn't really give quality.
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The vectorised templates are now ready and then some. Ask me for a data file in a PM and then go(with Google Chrome) to:
https://mikkovihonen.github.io/disken/
 
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@Ohmani: There's now a solution for the template :)
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Do you think you could do a quick summery of how to use this. I had assumed that I simply went to the site in chrome and selected the appropriate json file however when I do so it continuously tells me it's loading without ever getting to an image.
 
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The idea is that you upload the entire zip, not just .json files. This is due to fact that the zip contains other resources that are needed to generate the discs such as illustration, decoration, backgrounds and so on.

I made the file handling more robust so you'll get an error message when it fails (at least when the data file is not a .zip file) and do not have to refresh in browser to make it work.

If you are feeling adventurous it is possible edit the data file by unzipping, editing the json file, adding new graphics and then rezipping it again.

However, I'm thinking that maybe I'd add an editor into the app so that one could add/remove/edit things and save the zip back to disk all in the browser instead of working on the data files directly. This might take some time, though.

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