Saturday, February 18, 2012

More Smoke Markers

I decided version one was a bit dark and so made another 8 markers this morning.

This time I spray painted them a dull red then black on top- and did the same for all the original ones too.

Artillery bombardment Markers- version 1
Not totally happy with these, the next version will have the bursts closer together. But this is an idea I got from a Wargames illustrated about WWI and is something I've been meaning to do for a while. One thing that is hard to represent in the photos of FoW games is where artillery strikes happen. WWPD uses a 2 dimensional template which looks pretty good but I thought that the wrecked tank smoke markers system could be adapted to use. V2 will no doubt be better but these are not bad for a first attempt. The idea is to put these markers were artillery bombardments occur to make it easier to tell in photos of games. 

 The smoke is mean to represent shell burst occurring- not quite there but they'll do.