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Whippy sticks or Tape measure?
View Poll Results: I like using.....
...whippysticks 5 7.04%
...tape measure 52 73.24%
...both 12 16.90%
...other!!!! (state in post) 2 2.82%
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Old 11 Jul 2006, 20:08   #1 (permalink)
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Default Whippy sticks or Tape measure?

I went into a GW on the weekend just looking and everyone was using tape measures, no a single whippy stick/measuring stick (don't know what they really are called ???). Tend to have a whippy stick for my troops movement and such and a tape measure for other weapons (like lascannons).

What do you guys do?
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Old 11 Jul 2006, 20:15   #2 (permalink)
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I use my little red canes, because they came free with the rulebook :P
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Default Re: Whippy sticks or Tape measure?

i use my red beatin' sticks, more becuase of the fact that im too cheap to buy a tape measure. and because i can whip people who try to touch my models.(grabing my models is usually followed by a comment on how poorley painted they are, so no one touches them.)
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With me the red sticks are only used for mock swordfights and poking people. Someone actually discovered once that the whole red stick is about 1/2 an inch too short
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Old 11 Jul 2006, 21:06   #5 (permalink)
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i use my red beatin' sticks, more becuase of the fact that im too cheap to buy a tape measure. and because i can whip people who try to touch my models.(grabing my models is usually followed by a comment on how poorley painted they are, so no one touches them.)
Same - I hate people touching my models with a passion.
It literally makes me want to hurt people, but for the most part I'm too polite.
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With me the red sticks are only used for mock swordfights and poking people. Someone actually discovered once that the whole red stick is about 1/2 an inch too short
Thats because GW is trying to save money on plastic costs. Cheap ba****ds.
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Old 11 Jul 2006, 21:09   #7 (permalink)
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I use both. I have a red stick, which I have affectionately named "Richard the Pain" as I constantly hit people's arms with it. Good fun!
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The good old red sticks of our gaming group were used back in the day to fire eldar and dark eldar models at each other, Quite literally, you can get a good hit on the models, and the DE especially hurt (V spiky)
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Old 11 Jul 2006, 21:42   #9 (permalink)
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Here's my "other"....

My bro-in-law is a plumber and shows me this thing that is about the size of a small flashlight. What it does is project a laser beam and then there is a digital display on the top that shows the distance from the end of the device to the point where the laser hits.

Of course, to me, the immediate application of such a device was for 40K...

The added bonus is that if you can get the head of the device right by your units at the right angle, it doubles in effectiveness in measuring line of sight to your target. (I am trying to find a more compact version so that I can do this all the time...)

Let's see those flimsy red noodles do that! :P
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Ah, but can you fence with it? no didnt think so

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