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I’m working on my set of Imperial Assault figures and I’m running into a problem that I thought I would throw out to everyone!

For my Troopers, I want to make it clear which figure is number 1, which guy is number 2, and which is number 3. I put dots on the back edge of the figures’ bases but I can’t see the dots very easily when we’re playing the game. I tried painting 1, 2, and 3 stripes on their shoulder pads thinking that would make it more clear but you can’t really tell between number 2 and 3.

so how have you distinguished the figures in your groups? What works?

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I make trapez (?) shaped markings (in unit color) on the flat of the base, 1-2-3 for indicating the number. I found that I was oftentimes hard pressed to see my markings on the side of the base (but also didn't want to use too heavy a color).

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5 hours ago, aermet69 said:

I make trapez (?) shaped markings (in unit color) on the flat of the base, 1-2-3 for indicating the number. I found that I was oftentimes hard pressed to see my markings on the side of the base (but also didn't want to use too heavy a color).

Do you paint them freehand or use decals or something else?

I like the low-profile element of having the dots on the back of each base but they're just so hard to see that I wonder about stripes. I'll have to think more about that...

Anyone have pictures they can share of their system?

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I'll try and and get something up, I did at one point think of extending the stripes onto the top of the bases by about 2/3mm (so its a bit easier to see when busy... but I haven't  yet :)

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29 minutes ago, 54NCH32 said:

I'll try and and get something up, I did at one point think of extending the stripes onto the top of the bases by about 2/3mm (so its a bit easier to see when busy... but I haven't  yet :)

Ooh, I like that idea. I might give it a try to see how it looks. What color of stripe do you use?

Part of why my dots aren't easy to see could be because I used Silver on all of them but some of the base rings I painted with purple and light blue. So the contrast isn't very high. So did you use a high-contrast color?

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Interesting. I like the larger section so I might do that as well. I'm thinking I'll continue the line onto the base because that will certainly make it easier to see.

Thanks for sharing.

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12 hours ago, rasmussen81 said:

Do you paint them freehand or use decals or something else?

I like the low-profile element of having the dots on the back of each base but they're just so hard to see that I wonder about stripes. I'll have to think more about that...

Anyone have pictures they can share of their system?

Free hand. I'll take some pics soon.

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I paint the rim of the base for each of the token colours (which also match the stickers), plus white and black (I have a few squads of Stormies - but really 4 colours is probably more than adequate), then use roman Numerals on each member (I, II, and III).

There's a basic template available where the Unit card is placed on it and there are three stripes for each of the unit figures. I printed and laminated it, so I can track wounds on each squad member easier.

I run Imperial Guard in the previous version of 40k and have 30 squads of Imperial Guard (and extras) that needed to be easily identified by squad and platoon.

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I use marking on the top of the base, and try to theme them a little bit so they don't look overly 'functional'.

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