So that preamble was just a way of showing some covering fire 'markers' that I've created to indicate where that fire is, but also add some colour to the table. A single team can lay covering fire 4" in width, a section can cover 9" so there are markers in both lengths. The bursts of gun fire are over dramatised and would be more at home in a war comic or Hollywood movie. Nonetheless they do look a lot better than plastic beads or other markers. As covering fire lasts for the phase it was placed and the following phase these will sit on the table for a while so I wanted something that would blend in well.
Simple construction - flocked strips of MDF with a few pieces of wire hot glued into holes. The wire is painted black and then livened up with some red and yellow (I know, I know, bullets don't explode like this, but hey, it looks good). The smoke is white polyester soft toy stuffing painted with acrylic paint.
|4" and 9" covering fire markers|
|The 4" marker|