Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tall Top-down Tokens

Today I have made another experiment with top-down tokens. It is nothing really new but I wanted to see what kind of result I could get with my monochrome laser printer.

The tokens are glued to a 2mm thick EVA ("foamies") sheet. I print out the tokens and also some templates to cut extra pieces and stack them to varying heights. This way, obstacles that grant cover are 1 layer tall, infantry uses 2 layers, vehicles use 3 layers and buildings are 4 layers tall (in the test building in the picture, there are additional bits glued on top of it.)

The result is not very fancy but the different heights are helpful in understanding what each piece is, and add some "three dimensional feel" to an otherwise flat board. I might make a portable set this way, only using black foam as green is a little distracting (especially on the buildings.)

3 comments:

Fitz-Badger said...

Interesting idea. (in a good way)

Ivan Sorensen said...

Very interesting.

Back when I used to play Crossfire a lot, we talked about printing out photo's of ww2 units, laminating them and using them instead of miniatures.

Mitchell F. said...

Love it! I have always been intrigued by the idea of something in between hex/chits wargames and full-on miniatures game and terrain. I would love to see more coverage on this in the future.