Thursday, 25 April 2013
Universal Objective Markers
Being as most games are now objective based, I wanted to create some objective markers. This is simply because I don't like the Games Workshop dice or want to buy any and I believe the gaming table looks better with modelled objectives on rather than a dice carrying servo skull. I do want to make some themed objective markers to go with specific armies, but I have not yet got around to getting the materials that I require. So here are the Universal Objective Markers with a little tutorial on how I created them.
First off, get hold of six 25mm bases or your desired size.
Get hold of six Oil / Fuel drums. I got these really cheap from ebay but can otherwise be purchased from Games Workshop 'Here'.
Glue the Oil drums to the bases; make sure you get them the right way around so they are universal.
Paint your Objective Markers whatever colour you like. I have gone for an industrial kind of look, but it is really down to your own taste.
Your now almost done. I finished off the Objective Markers by numbering each one using spare Space marine Vehicle Transfers. This is so they can be used for The Scouring Mission. They are numbered as per below
1 - Number One
2 - Number Two's
2 - Number Three's
1 - Number Four
This will give you the numbers required. After that, add a little damage and chips to them completing the look.
Base you Objective Markers. I have chosen to base them the same as my other armies, just so that universal them continues. You can read how I base them 'Here' or by heading over the 'The Forge' page.
That's it, you're done. A complete set of Universal Objective markers. For setting them up in the Scouring Mission, just turn them upside down so the numbers are hidden then shuffle them around. This will keep the number hidden until it is time to reveal them.
They are really easy to make and still look good on the battlefield As to what's contained in them and why you would be fighting for them, well that's entirely up to you. How about they contain liquid used in the Life Eater Virus, or fuel that you need to keep from the enemy. Let your imagination go wild.
PPS - 12
~ Success is measured in Blood; Yours or your enemy's ~