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Any preferred way you like to keep track of what ships you already moved during your turn?

I am a new player and find it can be easy to forget some moves due to all the counters on the board in later turns.

Just curious how you approach ship movements (without using any home made “move” markers if possible )
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If I have a lot of movable groups to keep track of, I tend to rotate them all 90° at the start of each turn, and rotate each one back after I've moved it.

It's a bit of extra busywork but it does the job.
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Yup, I just rotate the stacks to mark them moved.
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I sometimes try to work from left to right. I find there are often several distinct areas of operation, so in that case, I move the ships in one before moving on to the next area.
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I turn them 45 degrees so they are more noticible.
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Robertthegamer wrote:
I turn them 45 degrees so they are more noticible.


45 deg for me too. It would make sense to leave them in the 45 deg position and just rotate 45 deg back one the following move. But my OCD gets the better of me. As soon as I finish my move, I straightening them ready to go again.
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Nath1975 wrote:
Robertthegamer wrote:
I turn them 45 degrees so they are more noticible.


45 deg for me too. It would make sense to leave them in the 45 deg position and just rotate 45 deg back one the following move. But my OCD gets the better of me. As soon as I finish my move, I straightening them ready to go again.


I go back and straighten them also, but that helps keep track of what's happening.
Especially on big boards with lots of action going on, and trying to remember what ship is where!
 
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Rotating works best, but I've also used cubes. I have cubes left over from my completed game of Pandemic Legacy. There are red, blue, and yellow. Green has to use black, but it works. Just drop a cube on the stacks or hexes that have finished moving.

I haven't run out of cubes, even when marking stacks.
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hyzer wrote:
Rotating works best, but I've also used cubes. I have cubes left over from my completed game of Pandemic Legacy. There are red, blue, and yellow. Green has to use black, but it works. Just drop a cube on the stacks or hexes that have finished moving.

I haven't run out of cubes, even when marking stacks.

I'm using wooden cubes instead of MS Pipelines already but got mine from spielmaterial.de.
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Another cube user here too. I have an old copy of Age of Mythology: The Boardgame that I never play and I ended up getting extra fancy resources and "animeeples" for use with my copy of Agricola so I have a bunch of leftover cubes and small wooden discs that are perfect for all my wargaming needs like marking stacks, battle locations, etc. - easier to see too!
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Those original RISK game wooden cubes are great!

I also use the black ones to note MINERS mining nebulae for GOLD!


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I use cubes too.. mine are tiny dice! 😊
 
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cajuntechie wrote:
I use cubes too.. mine are tiny dice! 😊


I've done that too - plus you can use them to show values from 1 to 6. I have a bunch of miniature d6's I use with Warhammer 40K with my sons. You can get a bunch of Chessex miniature d6's for pretty cheap and they're good with "buckets o' dice" games too!
 
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