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Subject: Forceps? Tweezers? What do you use to move counters? rss

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Ron
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I use plastic tweezers and my fingers meeple

Don't use metal ones - they scratch your counters & boards!
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Fingers mostly, but for tricky ones I use a little suction cup and bulb device.
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Fingers and metal forceps (straight-billed, serated, slightly modified so to allow the surfaces to be parallel at about the width of a counter). Otherwise I use a bulldozer counter.
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Fingers and a bobby pin to shift stacks around. Totally ghetto.
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Bobby pin on one side and finger on the opposite?

I use metal forceps, with my best one having rubber coating on the business ends....
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Usually fingers. Sometimes tweezers.
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I use my wifes eyebrow tweezers bent to be slightly wider than an infantry counter with a blob of blu tack on the other end which is great for getting counters out of storage boxes, tight areas on the board, or off the top of stacks. They are not serrated as the counters are made of compressed card and i think they might get damaged around the edges.
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tornadojake wrote:
They are not serrated as the counters are made of compressed card and i think they might get damaged around the edges.


They don't get damaged (unless you have the touch of an elephant in using the hemostat).
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http://www.micromark.com/model-pal-vacuum-pickup-tool,7851.h...

You need this! It is the best thing for picking up individual counters.
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hank__hill wrote:
http://www.micromark.com/model-pal-vacuum-pickup-tool,7851.h...

You need this! It is the best thing for picking up individual counters.


That's the one I use. Thanks for finding a link.
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It might be useful, if you expect a high density of counters (e.g. in an essential multi-level building, like RB L5 or St Edouard's Sanatorium in KGP), to make as many level maps as necessary, keeping the counters aside from the board (and enabling easy LOS checks).

Apart from this, I use some thin, rigid piece of plastic (not of the DC type) to shift the stack aside, facilitating its exploration. A rectangular casino chip fills the bill.
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