Quick Tip of the day - building your own custom measuring stick for gaming.
You would never find a tape measure on a Napoleonic battlefield, but you would find coloured rods used for measuring and sighting guns.
Here is a converted chopstick from the chinese take away, shaped like an RSM's batton, and coloured like an artillery sighting stick.
Useful and cool at the same time.
Divisions on the stick are measured out in cm, and painted in bands on the chopstick.
The green band is for skirmisher ranges :
3cm = poor
5cm = average
8cm = excellent
The yellow band is for artillery ranges bands :
In clear ground :
Infantry bases move the length of the stick during a 40min turn.
Cavalry bases move the length of the stick + 15cm during a 40min turn.
In rough ground :
Infantry bases move up to the 12cm yellow artillery band during a 40min turn.
Cavalry bases move the length of the stick during a 40min turn.
Simple, easy, and looks cool.