More Markers for Chain of Command and Command & Colors Romans

This is a follow-on from the post two weeks show some more Chain of Command markers I need to play the game.  These are the ones I have done (for other markers go here):

  • Patrol Markers – done, see below.
  • Suppression fire – done, see below.

Patrol Markers

John Bond has a good guide on doing patrol markers and I was going to do them in this fashion using poker chips and then put stickers on – elegant and what you need (link here).

Having read the guide I got myself some Poker chips and found some Finnish and Sovietic symbols on the net to make the stickers from. I then thought that it would be cool to add some skiers on the finish ones and then it all went in another direction, adding stumps, trees and bushes.  Overkill – perhaps, but why not? Difficult to turn these around to indicate that they are locked down!  Had great fun doing them.

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The Finnish Patrol Markers on Blue Poker Chips

 

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“Should I take out the platoon now or tell the others?” (Battle Front Miniature with a twig and some trees)
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“Can’t wait for this patrol phase to be over so I can get into the Sauna again!” (Peter Pig German Ski Trooper with some trees)
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“I wished the Russians could have moved Leningrad instead of the border” (Peter Pig German Ski Trooper with a Piece of Clump Foliage pretending to be a bush)
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“Finally it is a little bit downhill!” (Peter Pig German Skitrooper with clump foliage and twig)
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“The Officer said that the wolves will eat well this winter – I get it now”, (You guessed it another Peter Pig German Ski trooper with a tree).
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The Sovietic Patrol Markers
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“Do not worry about the yellow snow, it was me. I see Finns over there” (Battlefront Miniatures with Peter Pig Russian Early Helmet head swap, a twig and some clump foliage).
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“Look they are cooking Sausages!” (Battlefront Miniatures , a twig and some clump foliage)
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“Forward comrade, for the Motherland” (Battlefront Miniatures , a tree and some clump foliage).
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“Aren’t we a little expose here Comrade?” (Battlefront Miniatures and a twig).
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“There is something moving over that field” (Battlefront Miniatures , a twig and a tree).

Suppression Fire

I made these from 10mm wide strips of some wood I had lying around – I suppose I could have used lollipop sticks as well. I added some twigs, green foam, stones and winterises and added some fluffy stuffing mixed with pva glue and some white paint. The last part to stimulate snow flying as shots are being fired.

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Bases before snow is added

 

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With snow and flying snow, to indicate areas that are being subject to firing.

I am going to make the suppression markers the same, but smaller.

Romans for Command & Colors

I also had my order in from Marching in Colours (link here) of some various miniatures – excellent as always.  I spent the weekend basing and a very limited amount of detailing a large lot of Roman (and allied) infantry that I will be using for my Command and Colors game (see more here although I have changed some of the proposed basing conventions).  I will do a write up of progress so far next week and also discuss the amount of bases and hexagons needed for this project. I am also working on the forces that will serve under the Barca family, but that will take some time to complete as I will need to focus on the Great Northern War stuff for the next few months.

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The Republican War Machine. I am doing 2 bases per Command & Color unit. Loose one get a dead parrot marker, loose two give it back and loose a base. loose three get the dead parrot marker again, etc. 50 by 20mm bases!
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Hastati/Princeps/Triari
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Velites
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Samnite Warriors
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Auxilia (Italian Allies)

/ Hope that was of some interest

2 thoughts on “More Markers for Chain of Command and Command & Colors Romans

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