After spending last couple of days on preparation for next weekend’s game, I feel I deserve to bump up the post count with this “short and sweet” troop review.
On a slightly serious note though… I’ve been experimenting for a couple of years now with how to best identify individual untis on the battlefield. Another issue I’ve been playing around with is how much information to press into those identification markers. This is my conclusion so far:
- Unit name is pretty much the only information players use during the game. Initial number of figures, unit quality and such… I get the impression that it’s either not noticed or ‘discarded’ by players while the game goes on.
- It seems to be of help to enable both sides to easily identify all units, also those of the opponent.
- Being a staunch believer in color coding, this time around I added differently colored frames to the labels. Frames identify individual brigades.
- Labels are somewhat labour-intensive, but they have an added bonus of easy identification of units in after action reports.
Pictures below show “troop review” of forces that will participate in next week’s game. It will be yet another scenario from the book that keeps on giving – “Heartland” scenario booklet from Caliver Books.