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Enrico Viglino
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What company's counters bring you the most pleasure to clip?

For me, it's the SPI ones, which are thin enough to be
almost effortless, and definitely showed an improvement/
value gained.

Add to that the matte finish (so rare - I don't know of anything
else with that elegance), and the tactile and visual advantages
outstrip everything else for me.
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Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! – Kursk 1943 comes with perfectly rounded counters;
they just pop out clean.
How come it is not the norm?
Is it more expensive to produce?
Or clipping addicts prefer the other way?
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calandale wrote:
What company's counters bring you the most pleasure to clip?

For me, it's the SPI ones, which are thin enough to be
almost effortless, and definitely showed an improvement/
value gained.

Add to that the matte finish (so rare - I don't know of anything
else with that elegance), and the tactile and visual advantages
outstrip everything else for me.


Wow, I miss the matte-finish SPI counters...no glare!
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sullafelix wrote:
Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! – Kursk 1943 comes with perfectly rounded counters;
they just pop out clean.
How come it is not the norm?
Is it more expensive to produce?


Yes, the die blades are more expensive. In additional, more sheet stock is necessary to produce the same number/size of counters also an additional cost.
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Man, I loved clipping the counters for World in Flames. They give very satisfying nubs, the counters look vastly better, and it's not like you'll run out of counters to clip too quickly!
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My second choice is AWE counters - but they are so thin that they're
not quite as satisfying.
 
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usrlocal wrote:


:laugh:


There are people who say the same about wargaming in general.

counter-clippers are just at a higher plane.
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usrlocal wrote:
calandale wrote:
...counter-clippers are just at a higher plane.


Counter clippers and their tool fetishes!





That's a tool for FOOT fetishists.
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calandale wrote:
What company's counters bring you the most pleasure to clip?
Then? GDW. Now? VPG.
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Ah just when I was thinking you guys were slacking off, there was no clipping thread on the front page.

Thread delivers.
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Legion Wargames because no clipping is needed!
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Legion's counters are gorgeous. They're like counters from the not to distant future.
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calandale wrote:
Add to that the matte finish (so rare - I don't know of anything
else with that elegance), and the tactile and visual advantages
outstrip everything else for me.


Yet another reason to love The Killing Ground. The counters in that are very reminiscent of SPI (at least those SPI games I've played).
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My LEAST favorite (was going to do another thread on this :devil:)
were the West End/TSR ultra glossy, not very pretty, SIDE MOUNTED
pieces of garbage.

Although I like The Gamer's counters overall, they are a bitch to clip.
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Well I just finished my first clipping project ever! I clipped my first counter last night! Space Empires 4x by GMT so right now GMT is my favorite.
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GMT's; generally evenly die-cut from high quality material, so they cut crisply.
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sullafelix wrote:
Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! – Kursk 1943 comes with perfectly rounded counters;
they just pop out clean.
How come it is not the norm?
Is it more expensive to produce?
Or clipping addicts prefer the other way?


Well.. I'm fighting hard for this to be the norm. Of course it will probably work only with large counters.

I have asked GMT specifically to publish my first game with these rounded counters, BTW. I am sure there will be more coming.



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usrlocal wrote:


laugh


Oh come ON!

This is a HOBBY, so it doesn't count. But watching Star Strek re-runs does, I guess.

Hobby: An activity or interest pursued outside one's regular occupation and engaged in primarily for pleasure.

P.S: Please no easy sexual jokes! LOL!
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Shawn350 wrote:
Well I just finished my first clipping project ever! I clipped my first counter last night! Space Empires 4x by GMT so right now GMT is my favorite.


Congrats!
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Shawn350 wrote:
Well I just finished my first clipping project ever! I clipped my first counter last night! Space Empires 4x by GMT so right now GMT is my favorite.


Lucky guy! I plan to clip mine this week-end. Good thing I have this nice tool:

http://www.daveking-c4.com/the_c4_corner_cutter
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usrlocal wrote:
Wargaming is life. Counter clipping is a hobby. cool


LOL! Well met! I can relate to that. cool
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usrlocal wrote:


Wargaming is life. Counter clipping is a hobby. :cool:


that's like calling heroin a 'hobby'.
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calandale wrote:
usrlocal wrote:


Wargaming is life. Counter clipping is a hobby. cool


that's like calling heroin a 'hobby'.


But you can indeed sniff counter clippings.
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licinius wrote:
calandale wrote:
usrlocal wrote:


Wargaming is life. Counter clipping is a hobby. cool


that's like calling heroin a 'hobby'.


But you can indeed sniff counter clippings.

Or inject directly into your vein! whistle
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sullafelix wrote:
Or inject directly into your vein! whistle


Sorry not possible: the clippings are much too coarse to pass through an I.V. needle.
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