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I am looking for somewhere to purchase wood blocks in different colors to use for making some counters for wargames (20mm - 24mm size, slightly larger would work, but no smaller than 20mm).

Does anyone have any good resources to purchase any from? I found some available at Columbia Games, but before I jumped in and made a purchase, I'd like to explore any other alternatives that there may be.

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

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I've had good service from Casey's wood products:

http://www.caseyswood.com/shoppingcart/zen-cart/

However, just looking at their stuff, the smallest square is 1 inch, way bigger than 24mm. They do have a 1/2 inch cube though.

Of course,you'll have to paint them yourself...

Looney Labs sells little black acrylic squares (called ELBS), but it is not clear what their size is. See:

http://store.looneylabs.com/MegaELBS?sc=2&category=771


Good luck!

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Hardware stores sell square wooden dowels that could be cut up into cubes.
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Thanks for the replies... the ELBS look great and are a nice price, but without knowing the size they may not work. I'll try to email the company for an answer, if anyone who is reading this knows, please post it here!

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I don't know if you want your blocks to stand up, but if you are looking just for thick wooden counters you may check those:

http://www.spielmaterial.de/english/pawns___other_figures_sh...

Scroll down and you'll find 24x24x4 mm squares, though only in red and yellow. I have bought blocks from Columbia, but would be interested in cheaper/better alternatives too!
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franchi wrote:
have bought blocks from Columbia, but would be interested in cheaper/better alternatives too!

Blocks of what?
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http://www.columbiagames.com/cgi-bin/query/cfg/bits.cfg

I used them for my Napoleon version:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/324445

I bought the 20mm blocks, I think they are all 10mm thick. If you want the bigger 24mm ones, they are about thrice the price of the spielmaterial ones, but they can stand up. That's why I asked if the OP wanted just thick counters that lay flat.
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andre_sand wrote:
I've had good service from Casey's wood products:

http://www.caseyswood.com/shoppingcart/zen-cart/

However, just looking at their stuff, the smallest square is 1 inch, way bigger than 24mm. They do have a 1/2 inch cube though.





1" = 25.4mm
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Lol! That hit me as I woke up this morning. I was thinking 24mm = 0.24 cm, which of course is horribly wrong.

So, a 1 inch square is close enough to 24 mm that it would be hard to tell the difference.

As for me, don't worry... I'll be fine...honest... (goes back to padded cell)....



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1.4mm could be way too big in some instances, though I didn't think it applied here hehe.
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