Monday, March 06, 2017

Kings of War Hits Tracker

One of the nice things about Kings of War is that you do not remove figures from a unit to represent casualty, but at the same time this obliges you to track hits on a unit somehow. I looked at the many ways other gamers have used, and decided I wanted a system that kept the markers within the footprint of the unit. As my figures are all currently mostly singly-based and used with movement trays, I figured it was simply a matter of replacing one or two figures with Hits Tracker base occupying the same area.

As I had several dice holders left over from a purchase from Warbases, I decided to make use of them for this little project. It was simply a matter of gluing one of these dice cells onto a cavalry base and adding some battlefield litter and scenic tufts to blend the base to the unit.

The 3-cell frame is a little too large for one or even two infantry bases though, so I had to remove the the divisions between the outline and also one end of the frame.

The result is a precise fit for three dice, although in retrospect having two cells would actually be sufficient for most infantry units, and would have allowed me to add stuff on the base for decoration.

I made enough bases for my WOTR army, so the next question is whether I should do the same for my Night Goblin army, which I am planning to expand (just by 90 or so figures, nothing much...) to make up a 2000 points KOW army. And whether I should get fancy coloured dice for each of my two armies...


Rodger said...

I don't think, yes make more. And, yes get fancy coloured dice!

The Kiwi said...

Awesome stuff. Cheers

Stephen Holmes said...

I like the look of the adapted frame.
A snug fit for 3 dice.

I don't know whether specific colours are necessary, but appropriate coloured blocks of the same size (e.g Yello and red) might indicate disordered and wavering units.

captain arjun said...

That's a great idea! I wish I had thought of it earlier.

Most wooden cubes for boardgames are 8mm, but I think some 12mm ones can be found at craft shops.