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« on: 02 March 2015, 11:21:09 AM »


hey all, I have a bunch of 10mm fantasy that I started to base up for WM but never finished, and now Warband has me raring to get them based for that and have a go at it!

However, while vaguely planning my bases in my head, I'm wondering about how many dice frames to put on them ....

For command and magic I'm intending to put 2 - 1 to track morale hits and the other for CP & MP respectively

For the others, I was planning on 1 - to track morale - but now I'm wondering whether to use 2 with the 2nd for CPs used on that unit.

Would anyone who's actually played the game give me an idea as to whether it would be worth doing that? or is it easy enough to use counters, dice without a frame or something else?

Thanks in advance, Colin
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« Reply #1 on: 02 March 2015, 12:04:06 PM »

Good questions cmnash!

I would suggest:

1 Dice frame on the Commander and magic user for the CP/MP die.
1 Dice frame on each unit for Morale (either loss or accrual depending on your preference).

However, i do think there's an argument to be made for an additional dice frame to mark 'hits' during a turn.  During play testing we used counters or markers for these.

Ultimately it will come down to personal preference, and how much 'battlefield clutter' you want to avoid by herding up this record keeping onto your base.

What do people think?  What are you planning to do?

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« Reply #2 on: 02 March 2015, 06:00:33 PM »

I like the idea of tracking MP and CP using extra dice frames but wouldn't they need to be D8's for certain levels of commander or magician?

Can you get a small enough D8?
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« Reply #3 on: 02 March 2015, 08:53:49 PM »

And can we get triangular dice frames for them ?  Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: 02 March 2015, 08:57:59 PM »

And can we get triangular dice frames for them ?  Undecided

Laughed when I saw that but then thought about it and it's a really good idea  Thumbs up

Would have to be sold with the d8 to ensure the angles are right.
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« Reply #5 on: 02 March 2015, 09:35:30 PM »

I not sure if it would work with a D8, you need an upright side to fit within the frame and hold it in place.  The D8's might slide around or fall off as they wouldn't be held as tightly?
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« Reply #6 on: 02 March 2015, 10:04:14 PM »

It's a tricky one, but being able to track up to 8 MP/CP using a die on the base would be so nice.

Then there's the question of the size of the dice. Is it possible to get small D8's ?
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« Reply #7 on: 02 March 2015, 10:05:38 PM »

It's a tricky one, but being able to track up to 8 MP/CP using a die on the base would be so nice.

Then there's the question of the size of the dice. Is it possible to get small D8's ?

I think Leon's right; they'd fall off.  I've never seen mini d8s though.
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« Reply #8 on: 02 March 2015, 10:07:16 PM »

Two 5mm dice frames wouldn't take up much more space and would let you track up to 12 points?
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« Reply #9 on: 02 March 2015, 10:09:22 PM »

Or swap colour of die once you hit 7!
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« Reply #10 on: 02 March 2015, 10:10:50 PM »

Two 5mm dice frames wouldn't take up much more space and would let you track up to 12 points?

Or swap colour of die once you hit 7!

Great ideas.  Will's would take some discipline though  Undecided
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« Reply #11 on: 02 March 2015, 10:27:56 PM »

One thing that I think would be really useful would be dice that weren't so brightly coloured. Sort of a mid green rather than the bright green, red etc that seem to be available. That would help them blend into the bases a bit more Undecided
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« Reply #12 on: 02 March 2015, 10:29:44 PM »

One thing that I think would be really useful would be dice that weren't so brightly coloured. Sort of a mid green rather than the bright green, red etc that seem to be available. That would help them blend into the bases a bit more Undecided

See where you're going with that but,  for me,  I need the buggers to stand out or I forget.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: 02 March 2015, 10:54:11 PM »

Or swap colour of die once you hit 7!

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« Reply #14 on: 02 March 2015, 11:15:35 PM »

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