Hey everybody! Adam, from TFG Radio, here to help you make me hate you* less!
Through all the editions there have been a few constants. One of them is that you will usually have multiples of certain units. This can be 3 of a certain unit, due to force org limitations, or they may be that you need a certain number of the same unit in order to fulfill your required unit slot. I’m not sure about you but I am not a fan of batch painting, as there are usually a lot of models that need to be painted when you have a lot of the same unit being used in your army. It can be very tiring and, more importantly, very boring. One issue I have noticed is that it can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between the different squads, when on the battlefield, in the middle of a game.
I shouldn’t really have to explain why it’s important to differentiate between similar squads. Knowing which unit is which helps to better understand the greater picture on the battlefield and helps to determine what to do next. When you mark your units in a minor way, because maybe you really like your paint scheme and don’t want to ruin it, it really doesn’t help. Your opponent still won’t be able to see that small mark you put on the models. Another issue may be that you chose a color that is either similar to the color scheme of the army, or too similar to the marks you put on the other squads. In any case, seeing a mass of bodies, all the same colors, without any way to tell who is who, almost makes it seem like you are trying to cheat, or you just like me asking you the same questions every 5 seconds, “What models are in this squad?”
Look, I’m not as young as I used to be, I admit that. Don’t try to sell me, though, the fact that there are marks clearly on the models to tell them apart. Of course they are obvious to you, you’re the one that put them on there. I shouldn’t have to use a magnifying glass to inspect each of your models in order to tell your units apart. There should be a very obvious, to me, mark or color that helps me identify each unit. There are plenty of tricks and useful tools out today that help with organizing, and identifying your army. Just paint the rim of the bases a different color, or buy Squad Marks, that clip on the bottom of your model’s bases and just paint the lip. Its not that difficult, so I don’t know why you have to make it difficult on my eyes.
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