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1. What do you use for your terrain tiles? A thicker card stock I presume?

2. What are those stackable "buttons" I have seen in the pictures that you use for damage (I assume)? Where can one get a hold of those?

3. Any other suggestions anyone would like to give me in preperation I would appreciate.

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1. Terrain tiles - I mounted am going to mount my tiles to chipboard.
http://www.dickblick.com/products/all-purpose-chipboard/#des...

2. Tiles for the units (if you want) and the stackable counters:
http://www.eaieducation.com/531024.html
http://www.eaieducation.com/530841.html

(If you just wanted a few stackable counters, I could sell you some of mine. It would be cheaper than the [whole bucket + shipping])

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-Print the counters to full page label sheets.
-Don't forget which back goes to which counter blush
-I printed my cards, and then sleeved in penny sleeves (actually, mine were only half a penny).
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I've not worked with chipboard before. I've been mounting my maps on foamcore. It's easy to cut but also easy to dent. What's the best way to cut it? Seems pretty dense.
 
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ScottE wrote:
I've not worked with chipboard before. I've been mounting my maps on foamcore. It's easy to cut but also easy to dent. What's the best way to cut it? Seems pretty dense.


Is foamcore different than foam board? I have foam board and it doesn't cut evenly.

I cut chipboard with a rotary cutter. 60mm, Fiskars. It takes a couple passes. I use a steel ruler and a cutting mat as well.
 
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UndeadViking wrote:
1. What do you use for your terrain tiles? A thicker card stock I presume?

2. What are those stackable "buttons" I have seen in the pictures that you use for damage (I assume)? Where can one get a hold of those?


1. I used PVC tiles, but those can be hard to come by. I lucked upon mine.

2. I use the buttons to keep track of city HP's. With the new art files you can print out the cities that have HP's on them like the units. Then you do not need the counters. I just like the counters b/c they are less fiddly.
 
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Howitzer_120mm wrote:
ScottE wrote:
I've not worked with chipboard before. I've been mounting my maps on foamcore. It's easy to cut but also easy to dent. What's the best way to cut it? Seems pretty dense.


Is foamcore different than foam board? I have foam board and it doesn't cut evenly.

I cut chipboard with a rotary cutter. 60mm, Fiskars. It takes a couple passes. I use a steel ruler and a cutting mat as well.

Yeah, its the same. It is hard to cut staight. I use a metal mat ruler and very sharp xacto knife on a cutting board which works pretty well. Though I sometimes have to do it twice.

You can see my tools in this shot. The map is above mounted on foamcore.

 
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my playtest copy is up for trade in the current math trade if anybody is interested. It will save you a lot of time

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/43775/item/978594#item...

just FYI
 
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TGov wrote:
my playtest copy is up for trade in the current math trade if anybody is interested. It will save you a lot of time

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/43775/item/978594#item...

just FYI


My B+W prototype traded last trade (side trade). Good luck!
 
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Alternatively, there's a sweet article on Avalanche Press with some good ideas for making counters for their PnP games. It probably costs extra over the other methods, but the results are plain to see.

Here's the method I use for PnP games:

http://www.avalanchepress.com/making_counters.php

Enjoy.
 
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