Welcome to "Adventures in Lead", a blog dedicated to the hobby of miniature wargaming. The figures and terrain on this site are mainly for a campaign set in exotic "Indostan", a distant land bearing remarkable similarities to 18th century India during the Seven Years War. Bits and pieces from other projects may pop up here as well from time to time, including colonials, gladiators, pirates, dinosaur-hunting and even some RPG'ing.
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Sunday, October 20, 2019

"The Petite Race for Africa" Encounter Tokens

Our game at MOAB included encounters scattered around the table for players to discover and/or stumble upon. Counters were required to indicate the locations of these encounter areas and rather than just using numbered discs I chose to represent the encounters with little skull totems.
Each encounter token had a different number of skulls, one through eight, with each indicating a specific encounter.
The tokens were based on mdf discs, piled with some rocks and the odd clay urn, and some baboo skewer stakes, upon which the skulls were placed. I also added some copper wire here and there to represent rope.
I looked at many manufacturers of 28mm skulls but in the end, surprisingly, I found the box of Citadel Skulls were the best proportioned and value for money.

The finished encounter tokens

The tokens before painting
Citadel SKULLS


  1. They worked a treat too - a great way of avoiding unsightly tokens

  2. They look marvellous, love the rope effect.

    1. Thanks Michael. Your own post https://28mmvictorianwarfare.blogspot.com/2017/12/totems-and-tokens-and-traps-oh-my.html was a big inspiration on this build.

  3. these are wonderful, Frank. I love markers on the table - just a wonderful way of bringing the game to life, as well as being very useful in the game itself!

    1. Thanks Sir Sidney - they don't compare to your vignettes mate but I totally agree that they bring the games to life.

  4. Hmmm you got any head hunters in the game?

  5. Surprisingly not Captain - but from the look of things there are some around!