Thursday, 9 January 2014

Elizabethan Small Wars: Part 5: Irregular Wars – Temporary counter armies

Keen to start playing Irregular Wars while the 15mm metal figures are being released, collected and painted, I knocked out a couple of counter armies (Royal English and Mere Irish). The counters were made from 30mm square pieces of MDF.

The designs were created in CorelDRAW and printed on A4 labels. As these counters are supposed to be only temporary I used simple geometric designs to represent the 15mm figures which the 'real' armies will have.
The labels were cut up and attached to 30mm square pieces of MDF.  The MDF were old mechanically-sawn bases with rather rough and hairy edges. I now buy only laser-cut ones.
Two armies in an old hummus tub. The hardest part of this exercise was cleaning the tub.

You can download copies of the counters in PDF format here.

9 comments:

  1. Have you thought of making these counters available online? If you want I can host these for you. Keep up the good work.

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    1. What an interesting suggestion and thanks for the offer! I will probably take a look at file sharing options because there are other files (PDFs) which I'd like to share.

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    2. I can recommend gDocs for hosting pdfs and Picasa web albums for images. As you already have a Google account these options would be easy-peasy. Good luck.

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    3. Thanks, I'll give that a try.

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    4. All done and link added to the end of the post.

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    5. Great. Have flagged this up on http://facebook.vexillia.ltd.uk and will add to my news page in the next 15 minutes. Thanks.

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    6. Thanks for the link - I expect to be adding a lot more posts about Irregular Wars in the future.

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  2. That is fantastic work Doc! I'm very impressed.

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    1. Even though I haven't actually started playing the game yet, I'm convinced it's a good one and deserves as much publicity as it can get.

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