Today we are taking a look at the Hull Point and Wound Markers available from Laser Cut Card, a company who produce a range of great value wargaming accessories. Their kits are laser cut and predominantly consist of a thick and durable card, but may also include components made of other materials. After a quick look on their website to see the cool stuff they are doing with card, we contacted Neal at Laser Cut Card and he kindly sent over these markers for our review.
Here you can see that our Hull Point and Wound Markers arrived in a neat little retail pack, we were especially surprised to see this since these packs of markers are extremely low cost, and come with free postage, so it’s a nice touch. For $3.14 (£2.04) you get a set of both Hull Point and Wound Markers (24 counters in total) delivered to your door.
Inside the pack we found 2 sheets of a durable 1mm thick card. 1 sheet for Wound Markers and 1 sheet for Hull Point Markers.
Just to give you an idea of the size of these, here are the 2 sheets shown with a 28mm Warhammer 40k Ork Boy from Games Workshop. The round Wound Markers are approx 10mm in diameter and the Hull Points around 11mm.
When we asked Neal at Laser Cut Card why he chooses to work with card rather than MDF, he had 2 good reasons. We’re used to most laser cut kits being cut from 3mm MDF, but Neal explained he’s able to get a much greater amount of detail in 1mm construction card and is able to build up layers of this detail. In addition, this allows Neal to keep the kits to be very affordable. The picture below demonstrates the excellent detail available in the kits as shown in the tiny off cuts from these markers
This is the sheet with parts that make up the 12 Wound Markers. These markers are detailed with a single large drop of blood, to help you keep track of how badly wounded your warriors are.
This is the sheet with the parts to make the 12 Hull Point Markers, each one is detailed with a broken spanner signifying repair is needed!
When putting the Wound Markers together, you can discard the blood drop shaped cut-out on the left, or maybe save them up for a Blood Angels player to use as details on their vehicles or fortifications. We can then take the two larger circular pieces and glue them together with superglue.
Here is an example of an assembled Wound Marker, it’s now 2mm thick, 10mm in diameter and has a large blood drop symbol to make it easy to keep track of a models wounds.
Markers we’ve used in the past have often been a little big for keeping track of wounds and sometimes clutter the battlefield, but as you can see with the Ork Boy from Warhammer 40k,the wound marker is small but still very visible, and easily sits on the models base.
It’s a very similar process for the Hull Point Markers, the small off-cuts on the left of the picture below can be discarded, or maybe saved as details for a vehicle or building. The two larger hexagonal pieces can then be glued together with superglue.
Here is what an assembled Hull Point Marker looks like, it’s now 2mm thick, around 11mm wide and has the broken tool symbol to symbolise a vehicle or structure in need of repair.
These Hull Point Markers are perfect for use in our games of 40k, where we’re often fielding a selection of vehicles and need to keep track of all of their hull points. As you can see these markers fit nicely on the base of this Space Marine Dreadnought from Warhammer 40k, or just as easily could be placed on top of a tank or similar vehicle.
To finish these off we gave them and extremely quick paint job (less than 2 minutes!), they’re easy to paint due to the different layers on the marker.
Here we can see the Ork Boy with a Wound Marker. This painted version stands out even more so than before, so is a great way to track models with multiple wounds in your army.
The Hull Points also really stand out now that they’re painted and provide an easy way to see how much damage this Space Marine Dreadnought has taken.
Overall we’re extremely happy with these markers, they’re very affordable, plenty durable, and are a nice size for use in games. A single pack of these will probably be enough for most standard sized armies, but at this price we plan to order a couple more packs so that we’ve got plenty, even for Apocalypse sized games of 40k. If you’d like to see what else Laser Cut Card have come up with, head over to http://www.lasercutcard.co.za/