My game last weekend drove home that I needed some markers to indicate that a unit was battered. Something better than the red rubber caps we used.
For games of Lion Rampant I have a selection of both 11th and 15th century casualty figures to mark a unit as battered. But nothing appropriate to Middle Earth.
So I sat down with some washers and my bits box and made these:
Spare shields and weapons were then glued in place to represent the broken flotsam of a field of battle.
After a week of letting things set up properly, it was a simple matter of painting and flocking, mixing both Evil and Free shield motifs. I used a few flower and grass tufts to help them pop.