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Dr Dave
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« on: 06 October 2019, 12:20:18 PM »

So I've played BKC for years and years. All of my North Africa stuff is based on mdf, 2mm thick. Occasionally I want to play Rommel. These really require unit stats on the base. So I tried post-it notes cut to size with a cm or so sticking out the rear edge to record the strength / type of unit etc. It was OK but not as robust as I'd like. Ideally I'll like thick card on the back edge with the relevant details showing. So I was thinking of a crap glue (like post its) that leaves no residue so I can bin the "stat. card" base and go back to BKC as and when.

Has anyone used anything like this? Is there a better way?

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« Reply #1 on: 06 October 2019, 12:23:04 PM »

2 small holes in the back, and add cocktail sticks with stats on a banner might work


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« Reply #2 on: 06 October 2019, 12:36:38 PM »

Could you mount them on a sabot base, with the stats on this?

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« Reply #3 on: 06 October 2019, 01:04:15 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: 06 October 2019, 01:34:36 PM »

What I do is print the stats on to normal paper, in a strip about 7-10mm deep, then cut these out, leaving a generous amount of paper to go under the base. Then I use prit-stick to glue the labels in place. This holds well for a game, and can be removed pretty easily afterwards.

I do something similar for FKaP.

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« Reply #5 on: 06 October 2019, 02:23:11 PM »

Hi Dave

Whenever I have to use labels on the back of bases I use MS excel for the label itself, print off on thin card, cover with see through sticky back plastic (yes, I did watch Blue Peter back in the day) and attach to the base with a small piece of something called 'Invisible Tape' from Tesco. I also put a bit of gloss varnish on the underside of the base just where I attach the label this helps a lot when peeling the label off. The sticky back plastic on the label means I can use non-permanent pens to mark off 'hits' etc and simply wipe off and use them again and again. Hope that helps.

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« Reply #7 on: 06 October 2019, 11:11:15 PM »


Thats the stuff...relabelled half the Covenanter army units l used in our last game in about 5 minutes by just blu-tacking pre-prepared labels on them.

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