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Old 09-25-2017, 01:33 PM   #11
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Oh, and instead of the shrink stuff, you can always just buy clear shelf paper at the dollar store and use that for "laminating" the counters.
True, but the shrink stuff has a nice solid feel to it
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Old 09-26-2017, 07:35 AM   #12
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Regarding clear counters: http://toltrin.blogspot.com/2011/11/...-units_29.html

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So if you remove the text, why not make the images bigger? Seems like the next logiical progression. Just my $0.02.
Good idea.
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:04 AM   #13
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Regarding clear counters: http://toltrin.blogspot.com/2011/11/...-units_29.html



Good idea.
I am impressed. If you're looking for an easy way to cut them may I suggest a Brother Scan and Cut. Even the CM250 will cut up to 1.5mm while later model will do 2mm materials. Basically vector scans pretty much anything.
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:48 AM   #14
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I think if you were going to do a flat counter with no stats on it, an overhead view of the unit (such as you see with the ODE counters) would look better. It would really be almost like having flat miniatures at that point.

Also, the stand-up counters are cool, and they make maneuvering the units a lot easier than flat counters. But unless your hexes are ginormous, they make stacking units a PITA.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:56 PM   #15
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Love the binder clips!!! You can get them in different colors besides black, right?
Yes - Amazon will happily sell you multicolored binder clips.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:07 PM   #16
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I think if you were going to do a flat counter with no stats on it, an overhead view of the unit (such as you see with the ODE counters) would look better. It would really be almost like having flat miniatures at that point.
I find the profile and 3/4 ground views better than overhead, as the units have more unique silhouettes than they do top-down appearance.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:10 PM   #17
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I find the profile and 3/4 ground views better than overhead, as the units have more unique silhouettes than they do top-down appearance.
I fully agree. I don't like the ODE counters at all, chiefly for that reason (but also the wacky shape).

I never use the word iconic but it fits here: the original silhouettes are iconic, and never to be topped as representations of the units..
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:42 PM   #18
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I fully agree. I don't like the ODE counters at all, chiefly for that reason (but also the wacky shape).

I never use the word iconic but it fits here: the original silhouettes are iconic, and never to be topped as representations of the units..
Which is why the classic counter set is awesome :-)
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:06 AM   #19
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Which is why the classic counter set is awesome :-)
Which is why I bought it already! The classic counters are too iconic to be ignored, even from newbies like myself.
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:42 PM   #20
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And I can remember putting those counters together on a little light table . . .
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