Free Download: Tokens for Phil West’s ‘Budget Battle’

The action-packed 'Moved and Shot' token.
The action-packed ‘Moved and Shot’ token.

One of the suggestions made during yesterday’s review of Phil West’s Budget Battle wargame rules was that the game would play more smoothly if there was a set of tokens to identify units that have already acted during a turn.

Since we plan on doing a Pirates vs. Ninjas battle report using these rules in the near future, we thought we may as well go ahead and design those tokens, which can be downloaded here, or through our Free Downloads Page.

Most of the tokens are round, and one inch across. They can be cut out with scissors or, with minimal investment, punched out with a 1″ round scrapbooking punch. We often buy 1-1/4″ steel washers, then attach our paper tokens to the washers with glue sticks for long-term durability.

The tokens represent figures that have already moved, already shot, or already moved and shot during a turn, as well as tokens that identify pirate figures that carry grenades or ninja figures who are considered hidden. The second page features a cut-out template that accurately depicts a flamethrower’s arc of fire, so it is easy to see which enemies nay be affected.

Did we leave any token concepts out of our design? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll update the document!

Downloads page added

Download_Camo_TransYou’ll notice that, in the navigation bar just aboveĀ our site title, and in the navbar at right, a new downloads page has been added. That’s where we plan to place any media files that accompany our blog posts or YouTube videos. We’ve started things off with two single-sheet PDFs of alternate counters for Combat Storm, Second Edition, my primary rule set for 54mm army men gaming.

These tokens were made using Token Tool from RP Tools. Token Tool is a java-based application, and I used it to create one-inch diameter round tokens for the game, which I punched out with a one-inch scrapbooking hole punch and glued to 1 and 1/4 inch washers for durability.

The tokens aren’t exactly matches for those you download from the Combat Storm website after purchase. I altered the insignia for the People’s Coalition Front to depict crossed AK-47 assault rifles, I didn’t bother making military vehicle tokens (I use regular squad tokens instead), and I created a generic reload token instead of specifying light or heavy reload. Other than those changes, the tokens are the same.