Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Gameplay Aids

These are two kinds of game play aids that I've made with my laser for my Uncle, who's also a wargamer. The left is an arc of fire gauge and the right is a 45-degree wheel guide to help new players. Both can be used for several different wargames. I'm going to let my uncle test these out to see if they need to be re-sized, lettered in a lighter color or otherwise adjusted. Once we're happy with them I may decide to sell them. They're made from 1/8" thick fluorescent green acrylic. I chose this material because the light catches the edges which highlights them. I thought this was a particularly useful feature considering that it's important to be able to accurately see the edges of both guides. We'll give them a try-out at our monthly game night this Friday and see how they work. Below is an additional photo which shows how transparent the acrylic is.



Alfrik said...

With the play aide placed infront of the unit someone would still have to remind the game aide user: "you said you were wheeling to your OTHER left.."

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

I was tempted to make one for each direction, just for the wise guy who didn't want to flip it upside down!

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

..or left handed players.... :o))

Seriously - they look good - I'd be interested... especially if we could have a 15' arc as well (for Regimental Fire and Fury)

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Steve, drop me an e-mail. We'll work out the details to do a dedicated F&F Regimental one.