Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Hot Spots!

For those of you expecting top tips for hip night spots...sorry!

Those of you who play Force on Force, then you will know what I'm referring to. Hot Spot markers;



These are used in FoF/Ambush Alley games to represent 'spawning' areas for insurgent reinforcements. Numbered one to five, they are located on the playing area, and when ever the insurgent/irregular player roles for reinforcements they then make a further die role to find out where the group will arrive on table.






I have used oil drums, to represent the number of each base. Went with an animal theme, and used red (dish) colour for the oil drums to signify a hot spot!  In game terms I never count Hot Spots as intervening terrain but wanted them to fit in with the ramshackle/worn look I'm attempting to create for all the terrain I'm building for this project. 

They can make an important objective for the regular player during asymmetrical engagements. By occupying and removing the Hot Spot then no reinforcements can appear there, but the marker still has to be rolled for. If unlucky enough to role the corresponding number for the 'captured' location then the reinforcements are lost! 

Now I'm really going to turn up the heat!

Jersey barriers. An item of terrain no self respecting modern gamer should be without!

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These are resin pieces from Brengun, available from Lone Wulf Models.

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8 comments:

  1. Great looking markers! Using the oil drums as the number is genius and nice work on all the critters.

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  2. Very nice - I love how the number for the hotspot is the number of drums - brilliant!

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  3. Those are sensational Mark and such a clever idea with the numbering.

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    1. Brian, Tim & Michael-thank you for the supportive comments. Glad you like them. Regards Mark

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  4. love this sort of little addition, improves the look of the tabletop

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    1. Al, thank you. I agree when ever I view other's gaming tables it's little details which stand out for me. Why I'm putting extra effort in with this project. Regards Mark

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  5. Great idea to use oil drums for the Hot Spot numbers! Fantastic attention to detail on these scenic pieces.

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like them.

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