Hollandazed: Thoughts, Ideas, and Miscellany — With It Or On It

COUNTERFACTUAL: WITH IT OR ON IT (by Tom Russell)

COUNTERFACTUAL: WITH IT OR ON IT (by Tom Russell)

I usually handle the counter layout for our games - I can count the exceptions on one hand - but, NATO symbols aside, it's usually someone else doing the hard stuff, drawing the soldier or the horsey or the cannons. Each of those illustrations naturally increases the art budget and pushes our break-even point further down the line. One of the appeals of doing a series like Shields & Swords II is that we could pay for unit illustrations one time and then reuse them in subsequent volumes. In fact, even though the first release, The Grunwald Swords, only used...