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Jim Walden
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My first BGG post.

Playing a solo Main Event game and thought I would share how I keep up with which units have been activated.

I bought a box of wooden push pins and removed the pins. I put a pin top on a unit after activation.

They fit perfectly and are easily removed when it's time for the next factions operations phase.

Jim



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I use the wooden workers from Puerto Rico.l, the game comes with extra pieces, but your idea is way better.

Will have to try it.
 
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Interesting, maybe I'll experiment with something like that.

I just rotate the counters 90 degrees, but it's a bit of a chore to return them back to normal.
 
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Daemou wrote:

I just rotate the counters 90 degrees, but it's a bit of a chore to return them back to normal.


I used to do this at first, but as you state is a pain to straight everything up.

The P Rico pieces are better, but they require some precision to pick up.
 
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I always have a box of small translucent coloured counters next to me when I play any wargame - really useful for marking all sorts of things
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TrotskyTrotsky wrote:
I always have a box of small translucent coloured counters next to me when I play any wargame - really useful for marking all sorts of things


I use colored tile spacers for the same purpose. As with tanslucent counters, you can make out the stats of the counter below it, which can be useful.
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I find that it's just as easy to rotate the counter 45 degrees to indicate that it's completed its activation. You can see how this person does it 7:45 minutes into this YouTube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hnEgOxIxd4
 
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Bob.Gibson wrote:
I find that it's just as easy to rotate the counter 45 degrees to indicate that it's completed its activation. You can see how this person does it 7:45 minutes into this YouTube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=9hnEgOxIxd4


But you still have to rotate them back... To each his own, I guess
 
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jwwj wrote:


I bought a box of wooden push pins and removed the pins.


May I ask how specifically do you remove the pins?

Bought a box of plastic push pins and although I expect some may brake from the head, two out of two is not a good average...
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rubendario5 wrote:
jwwj wrote:


I bought a box of wooden push pins and removed the pins.


May I ask how specifically do you remove the pins?

Bought a box of plastic push pins and although I expect some may brake from the head, two out of two is not a good average...



I'm not sure how hard plastic ones would be, but with the wooden head pins, I just held the head and used pliers to pull the pins out.
 
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