- what's the best way to hold these, while turning the dial? - and, is the same info avail on a ship card (or somewhere else) that's much easier to read/see? (the print on the dials is very small, and you really can't read anything without picking up the mini and rotating it all around)
To answer the original question: grasp the top portion of the base with thumb and middle finger, while turning the bottom portion of the base with your other hand.
Do NOT hold onto the stem while trying to rotate the base.
We mark the current setting on the card with a cube, but also rotate the bases. It's easier for the opponent to pick up your ships to see the setting than look all the way across the table and read your upside down cards.