|Blow Gun Darts|
My wife knows that when we make a trip to the hardware store, only part of the trip will be devoted to shopping for household improvement items. Almost always, a reconnaissance for items to be pressed into service on the hobby front is included in the shopping trip.
While this post is not about a recent hardware recon, it is about maintaining vigilance for items that can be useful in the never ending pursuit of hobby paraphernalia. Case in point is a recent thread on TMP requesting information on sources for spears and pikes. As an alternative to Nortstar's excellent product, blow gun darts were mentioned. What? Blow gun darts? That piqued my curiosity.
|50 pack darts|
First task was to compare the size of the Predator darts with Northstar. As shown in the comparison photo below, the Predator darts are almost exactly the same size as the Northstar 100mm pikes but slight less in length than the Northstar spears. Insignificant difference. The gauge of steel looks the same size as well. A good match!
In addition to the 50 steel darts, included are 50 colored cones for the darts. Well! These colored cones are an interesting bonus. I can envision these colored cones being pressed into service as morale markers, unit status markers, or any of a number of game markers. Great stuff!
In what other game functions could these colored cones prove useful?