Quick Hint #54

Identifying Figures on the Tabletop

One of the worse things during a game is wasting time trying to identify which figure in a squad is armed with a special weapon or is the squad leader. In many games most figures are almost identical, apart from small details, or the figures are a small scale (such as my 15mm Gruntz army), this can be quite a challenge, especially on a larger table.

A quick and easy solution to this problem is to paint the base edges in a different colour from the regular troops. Depending upon the game system you can be as subtle of bold as you like with this, as long as it is noticeable under a quick scrutiny.

Base Colours

My Bolt Action Colour Scheme
Regular; Special Weapons; Squad Commanders; Army Commander

About Jarec

Long term Wargamer and dice hugger. My preferences tend towards Fantasy and Sci-Fi but I have a strong interest in the WWII and Vietnam gaming eras.
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