Friday, May 18, 2012
Custom Objective Markers
So what's a wargamer to do, just go online and buy some? No, I say!
Umm…well okay, you could, but where's the fun in that?
Enter the Custom Objective Marker. This little beauty fits right in with your army, and can be proudly displayed alongside the greenest of Orks, or even the sternest of Chaplains. Why, it can slice, dice, chop and pur…
Sorry, one too many late-night infomercials on in the background while I paint.
Use the Same Base
Is your army based in an Urban Rubble theme? Maybe a desert, or alien world? Then why would the objectives that same army is fighting over be based any differently?
Make the Objective Make Sense for the Army
You wouldn't see Marines fighting over run-down piece of Ork equipment, nor would Eldar want anything to do with an ancient Khornate Icon. Keep in mine what your forces would want to fight for, what they would die for, and that's what you need to place on that 40mm base.
Marines don't always have to be fighting over ordinance and ammunition, even though it seems mine usually do… The objective markers for the Black Templar-Wing I painted last year were left-over Terminators that didn't get used in the force, painted as ethereal ghosts and based in calf-deep snow. It was a good use of left over figures, and the piled up snow on the objective markers, versus the sporadic snow on the rest of the army helped set them apart.
Use the Same Base
Yes, yes i know I already covered this point, but it bears repeating. This is truly how you can make nearly anything fit the theme of the army you are playing. if it looks like it belongs with the army, then it does when you pay the same attention to the bases for the objective markers as you do your general, it pays off.
…and it'll save you losing those quarters you might use instead.