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How do you show your model wounds?
I show wounds remaining on dice. (count down from full health) 63% [ 83 ]
I show wounds taken on dice. (count up from 0 wounds) 20% [ 26 ]
I use counters to show wounds remaining. (count down from full health) 6% [ 8 ]
I use counters to show wounds taken. (count up from 0 wounds) 9% [ 12 ]
A combination of above. 2% [ 3 ]
Total Votes : 132
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Dispassionate Imperial Judge

HATE Club, East London


A really simple notched arrow marker with a ring that moves up and down. It’s impossible to accidentally knock over and lose score.

A friend invented them for a Kickstarter earlier this year and now all is fulfilled he’s started selling them online - https://www.woundwang.com

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Awesome Autarch

I can appreciate the idea, but when I've seen them used the table's aesthetic is ruined completely - they're far too big and obvious (and I don't even love having dice on the board). Far too visible. But, to each their own.

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Frenzied Juggernaut

ft. Bragg

I use wound markers counting how many they have taken. These are the ones I have

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Gargantuan Gargant

Anything but pen and paper is heresy in my eyes. Too much of a chance for a dice to "slip" and add a wound back now and then.

Disclaimer: My YMDC answers are from a "What the rules, as written in the rulebook, actually say" perspective, not a "What I wish the rules said" perspective.
Because some people get their knickers in a twist, I'll list these RaW 'oddities' in my sig. Sadly GW's promise of fixing their broken rules has itself been broken. RaW you cannot advance and then fire assault weapons, you can't shoot pistols if within 1" of an enemy; "minimum" ranges don't work; Seraphim have to re-roll saves that "fail" pre-re-roll; the game simply breaks if you ever have more than one wounded model in a unit; the game also breaks if a single rule ever tries to do multiple things simultaneously; Khârn punches himself in the face if he's not near some meatshields; Librarians on Bikes are locked to the Index power list, Howling Banshees can't declare a charge further than 12"; Spore Mines have an infinite range; Shroudpsalm technically doesn't do anything, only enemy models, not friendly models, have permission to move on top of a Skyshield Landing Pad; T'au have access to stackable Ignore Wounds (albeit against Mortal Wounds only); the T'au Early Warning Override Support System only works if a unit is "teleporting to the battlefield", not just arriving mid-battle; you can only ever use the Deathwatch Teleportarium Stratagem "once", and then never again in any battle after you use it; if a model splits fire, each weapon must target a different unit; a Tyrant Guard with Lashwhip can absorb an infinite amount of damage via Shieldwall between the time they die and the time they fight; Chapter Tactics on Successor Chapters don't actually do anything; Codex Leman Russ's can take an infinite amount of Hunter-Killer Missiles, Storm Bolters and Heavy Stubbers; Imothekh's 'Lord of the Storm' ability hits the "target unit" twice; "Airborne" units can't be charged by non-FLY units, but can be Heroically Intervened into, piled into, or consolidated into just fine by non-FLY units; Wave Serpents cannot be legally charged at by any model with a standard base; and Slab Shields, along with the 'Take Cover!' stratagem no longer have any effect.
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Dispassionate Imperial Judge

HATE Club, East London

 Elbows wrote:
I can appreciate the idea, but when I've seen them used the table's aesthetic is ruined completely - they're far too big and obvious (and I don't even love having dice on the board). Far too visible. But, to each their own.

Yeah, I can see that.

Personally, I'm someone who wants a clear table except for models and scenery - no books, paper, cards, drinks, etc. And I always clear my dice back to the sides after rolling. Anything else is really distracting to me. When I DO have markers, I want them all to look uniform, which is kinda why I use the wangs. All my wound markers are exactly the same colour, etc. If you're gonna have markers, have uniform 'clean' ones!

Spare dice littering the table and psychic cards sitting under/next to units are my big OCD bugbears...!

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Building a blood in water scent

 supreme overlord wrote:
if you dont do number 1, you're wrong

I count up from zero wounds taken, because in KoW, units waver or break on a roll of 2D6 + wounds taken. Counting down would be needlessly complicated.

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Pre Heresy Black Templar Librarian

North of Chicago, IL USA

 greatbigtree wrote:

In 8th edition, it is normally more useful to count down, with the way monsters and vehicles degrade. My collection of dice comes from all manner of sources. I'm a die scrounger. I pick up some dice here and there and everywhere.

You know, that makes more sense to do it that way. I hadn't thought of how much easier it makes wound-degrading easier to keep up with.
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Dipping With Wood Stain

San Francisco, CA

I have these awesome metal skulls from Macrocosm miniatures, from an old kickstarter of theirs. They have nice heft, and are great tokens!

But I don't see them available any more...

I play...


Who am I kidding? I only paint these days... 
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