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What tricks do folks use to mark their active units?

In general, its easy enough just to remember, especially when just one unit is involved, but there are interesting situations (e.g. when a group gets split and needs to be used in separate actions, or when new units are added to a group of active units) where it can get complex.
 
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Can't say I've had a situation where it was that complex that I couldn't remember. So I've never used any way of marking them. I suppose little stones or something could work if you really needed it.
 
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Paraguay wrote:
I urinate on the corners.

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So THAT'S why people clip them!
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I just use the extra APs counter...so there is one on the game board and one on the chart ...

and none left if there is a second player on the same side.
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Aldaron wrote:
What tricks do folks use to mark their active units?

In general, its easy enough just to remember, especially when just one unit is involved, but there are interesting situations (e.g. when a group gets split and needs to be used in separate actions, or when new units are added to a group of active units) where it can get complex.


Only played three times, and haven't bothered with that yet. I guess a wooden cube would do the trick. I keep meaning to toss some cubes in the box to make a solitaire "hidden forces" pool.
 
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For solitaire play I have some plastic chips to mark the active unit or group. Never needed that in FTF games. In solitaire I also use a control marker to note the active side.
 
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I use a pair of red dice for the Ruskies and the provided pair of black dice for the Krauts. When solitairing and leaving the game for a spell, I put the appropriate pair of dice on the map to mark the active side. If in the middle of an activation, I put one of the dice on the active unit.
 
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How about http://www.memorygood.com/ cool
 
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I borrow the markers from GMT's Kutuzov.http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/20077 or other markers that marked with numbers to indicate how many hex an activate unit/group has been moved from its starting hex.
 
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An azure glass bead (they were a common tool when playing Magic, so I've still a few around).
It is small enough to cover just the picture of the counter and yet it cannot be missed.
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I use a few small squares of transparent plastic, slightly tinted. Can't remember where I got them from. Probably from some Hippy-Dippy Festival of Mind Body Spirit and Small Plastic Squares...

It's handy to mark your currently activated units if you suddenly have to stop playing and don't come back to the game for an hour or so-

Like if your neighbour's cat is on fire, it's only neighbourly to run out with a bucket of water and douse it straight away, rather than finish your activation first!.
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Paraguay wrote:
I urinate on the corners.

Steve


really? I do something else
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