Mark Patman
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Hi everyone, simple question as per the subject line. I have recently seen a video that talks about clipping you wargame pieces. Why is this done and if I was to use nail clippers, how much do you take off and how do you get them uniform?

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Todd Pytel
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mpatman wrote:
Why is this done?

Because it keeps the corners of counters from bumping into nearby stacks. This is more helpful for ASL than many other games, since ASL has small hexes and often has high counter density.

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If I was to use nail clippers, how much do you take off?

Tastes vary. I take off about a millimeter.

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And how do you get them uniform?

Most folks use a jig of some sort, though some manage freehand. I use a simple jig made from the clear plastic part of a CD case, with the corner filed off to leave a gap.
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This new tool is pretty popular too.
Implementing the Perfect Solution... to counter clipping
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Note that SK1 has no 5/8" counters, so clipping, at that level, is more aesthetical than usefull.
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Robin wrote:
Note that SK1 has no 5/8" counters, so clipping, at that level, is more aesthetical than usefull.


We wargamers are bound by aesthetics.
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marticabre wrote:
Robin wrote:
Note that SK1 has no 5/8" counters, so clipping, at that level, is more aesthetical than usefull.


We wargamers are bound by aesthetics.
Less than figurinists.whistle
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Robin wrote:
marticabre wrote:
Robin wrote:
Note that SK1 has no 5/8" counters, so clipping, at that level, is more aesthetical than usefull.


We wargamers are bound by aesthetics.
Less than figurinists.whistle


Touché.
 
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BTW, this is a costly clipper :
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I recommend photocopying your maps and increasing the size by 20% to fit A3. Mine are all laminated too. Makes it all so much easier and you don't need to clip 7 billion counters!
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thelivekennedy wrote:


I just posted a picture of what an ASL counter looks like with the new tool. It's the rightmost one in this picture. Left is unclipped and the middle on is clipped with a popular tool C4 Corner Cutter. Obviously I prefer the perfect rounding that the new tool makes.

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I don't clip my counters, but I do remove the "fluffy" cardboard in the corners of the counters.
 
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