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Just wondering what people do to mark their squads, specifically shoulder wise.
Do you use a system of numbers at all? If you do what is it? I've got an idea for one but it would result in a model being number 000 which may look a bit odd. I suppose I could stick something else on them, seeing as it would be my company commander he deserves something special.
Last edited by Dheorl; March 12th, 2010 at 18:29.
well..im with you too i dont know what too put on my squad marking but for my vetransi have 2 lighting bolts on my left sholder pads i also have a yellow sholder lightning markings for my CCS but part from that in clueless .....
I just don't bother because I think it looks kinda tacky. The only thing I will slap a symbol on though is on my tanks.
Yer i can see where you are comming from i would want to but a symbol on ma vets and CCS as they are high ranking units and the tanks of couse
The Cadian boxes come with (or maybe used to?) decals made specifically for this. One of the older IG codexes even spelled out the system. Infantry squads get a 3-digit number. While command squads get a 2-digit number with a skull between the digits. I think company commands had a zero as the first digit or something.
Anyway, it's what I've used on my Tallarns' shoulderpads.
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My old paint scheme was that way...with the first digit in the three digit numbers denoting what platoon they belong to. And I had a zero in place of the skull in command squads. Except the HQ command squad. That had two digits with no zero in between. To each his own. My new scheme has no squad markings on infantry, but does have "bumper numbers" on the turrets of my vehicles, which the old scheme didn't have. So I guess I traded one for the other.
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Imperial guard used to come with a waterslide transfer sheet that had the number 1,2,3 & C in a circle in white, 10each /sheet in 2 sizes. The smaller ones were great for putting squad identifers on your troops, at least for squads 1,2,3 the PCS & CCS.Unfortunately I think you need to paint or draw 4s & 5s on freehand.I'm planning on descriminating between platoons by using different colours of headscarf (Tallerns) & using different colour sashes (belts) for ranks: white conscripts, cream squadie, yellow veteran, orange sergeant, red junior officer, violet senior officer. But you could use the colours for squads instead of the numbers.
Whatever I do it will be freehand painting. It will probably be quicker and enable me to do exactly what I want.
I was planning on having three numbers on the left shoulder, with the first being platoon, second being squad and third being individual, although having an individual number seems kinda odd.
0 would indicate command so...
Company commander would be 000 with his squad being 00X
First platoon commander would be 100 with his squad being 10X
Sergeant of the first squad of the first platoon would be 110, with his squad being 11X
6th guardsman of the 4th squad from the 2nd platoon would be 246
Seems kinda logical, but I think having all people in the squad with the same number may be better. I could just knock off the last number.
I do remember seeing that thing about numbers in a previous codex though. I'll go back and have a look at it.
I just color their shoulderpads by squad, platoon, and company. That way I only have to glance to see which guy belongs to which squad. Useful when you have multiple squads in close proximity.
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I go more for looks than gaming praticality. I'm doing an all infantry force so I'll run out of distinctive colours as well.