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  Do you just have to have the lot! Fri, 04 September 2009 16:27
I wonder how many of you are like me and just have to have all the expansions for completeness?

I bought the original game and liked it so much I decided to expand, so I bought the terrain pack.

But then I asked everyone what order to buy things in and decided to go for the Eastern Front, (because I had just watched "Enemy at the Gates"), and the Air pack (because whats a WWII battle without air power?).

For completeness I wanted the Winter/Desert board to go with the Eastern Front.

By now I had lots of boxes, so could justify to myself buying the Campaign Bag.

At this point I had to get the Mediterranean Theatre pack to go with the other half of the winter/desert board. Of course this meant I only needed the Pacific Theatre to complete the army sets.

Today I ordered the Campaign Book......because it has a nice shiny cover!

I have almost convinced myself that I don't need to go down the Overlord route............but those Tiger Tanks and Trucks look so inviting..........oh bugger!

Am I alone in this?

Vulch

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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Fri, 04 September 2009 16:36
You're not! Very Happy

I bought the game last year, and expanded it with EF, TP, AP, custom made W/D Board, MT, PT and of course the Campaign Book Very Happy, and I love them!
Even those Tigers and Trucks look very promising, I won't get them, due to my geographical situation: DoW doesn't ships here, and no shops are selling neither the TitS (Razz) and HH.

I've decided to buy ToI, so I can get my hands on some nice 1/144 figures. That's my only chance, I fear.

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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Fri, 04 September 2009 17:00
LOL! Very Happy I just bought memoir 44 a week ago. I loved the game and just had to get Eastern Front to play Russians and Germans. Also wanting to expand I had to get the terrain pack. You just can't play an eastern front scenario without a winter board. Then since I acquired so many boxes I needed to get the Campaign Bag.

You are not alone in your obsession, I just think that all of us that like this game suffer the same compulsion. Laughing
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Fri, 04 September 2009 20:03
Vulch wrote on Fri, 04 September 2009 15:27

I wonder how many of you are like me and just have to have all the expansions for completeness?

Am I alone in this?

Vulch


Nope! But you are lucky that currently every expansion is available in the UK. I had to wait almost a year to get my hands on the Winter / Desert board because it was out of print. Sad So I bought two! Laughing

I now have everything available (no regrets at all) but only one Med. Pack becasuse of the lack of Med / Italy Overlord scenarios.

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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Sat, 05 September 2009 13:01
It is nice to have it all because it gives you greater versability.
I also have two of everything (including the bag (keeping the other one as a spare)),
and is even thinking about buying additional sets of some expansions -
simply for the sake of being able to use the Terrain tiles for new stuff (like the missing railroad tracks on hills).
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Sat, 05 September 2009 20:12
Since we are talking about having everything has there been any talk about whats next for Memoir 44. I'm sure there could be more but honestly I'm tapped for ideas.
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Sat, 05 September 2009 20:30
I got it all except for the campaign bag and book. I want to make sure that I'll be able to play F2F for a long time, before I eventually buy the book.

The only reason, for me, to get the bag is the breakthrough format, which I can easily do without. I play most of my games at my place, and I have sorted all the components into smart storage containers that don't fit into the bag.

I can only hope that if they intend to release pre-printed breakthrough format scenarios, they will also offer a blank map WITHOUT the bag.
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Sun, 06 September 2009 08:08
My wish is plain and simple: pre-painted miniatures!
Dow did it with the Knights for Shadows over Camelot and the airplanes, so the wish is not completely unrealistic. Rolling Eyes

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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Wed, 23 September 2009 02:32
I have all the expansion and I am waiting for new ones! and maybe I will paint my figures...I don't know I don't want to make a big mistake on a tiger, because it needs lot of precision!!!
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Wed, 23 September 2009 07:18
i'm thinking of a booklet of overlord battle maps, imagine we're having like 20 official Overlord maps in a bundle and ready to be played by skipping the 30-minutes of setup Smile
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Wed, 23 September 2009 12:13
Am now bidding on some second hand copies of the base game on ebay, if I win one at a reasonable price, then I will buy the overlord expansion and maps.

DOW should sell small optional extras like landing craft and other vehicles, that just come with a set of add on instructions.

Four vehicles and a couple of movement cards could fit in a small package for a very modest price. I am sure they would sell?
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Thu, 24 September 2009 00:48
Steve Nightrain wrote on Wed, 23 September 2009 01:18

i'm thinking of a booklet of overlord battle maps, imagine we're having like 20 official Overlord maps in a bundle and ready to be played by skipping the 30-minutes of setup Smile




I'm all for that!
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Thu, 24 September 2009 00:56
Steve Nightrain wrote on Tue, 22 September 2009 22:18

i'm thinking of a booklet of overlord battle maps, imagine we're having like 20 official Overlord maps in a bundle and ready to be played by skipping the 30-minutes of setup Smile


I'm confused. Would this be a book of 20 pre-printed maps, or just a book of Overlord maps (kind of like the Air Pack book, but with Overlord Maps)? Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Thu, 24 September 2009 09:47
i'm thinking of 20 pre-printed overlord maps so you won't need to spend 30 minutes of setting up pieces by pieces Very Happy

btw, is the Overlord Expansion still available or already OOP ?
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Thu, 24 September 2009 10:36
Steve Nightrain wrote on Thu, 24 September 2009 08:47

btw, is the Overlord Expansion still available or already OOP ?



Still available in the UK.
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Fri, 25 September 2009 16:28
Steve Nightrain wrote on Thu, 24 September 2009 00:47

i'm thinking of 20 pre-printed overlord maps so you won't need to spend 30 minutes of setting up pieces by pieces Very Happy

btw, is the Overlord Expansion still available or already OOP ?


You must be rich! Laughing Very Happy

If a single pre-printed map is $18 but we drop, say $8 since the expansion of pre-printed maps wouldn't come with figures, then we're looking at maybe each map costing $10. If the packet comes with 20 maps, you'll be paying $200 for that expansion! Razz That's a little rich for my blood. Cool
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Fri, 25 September 2009 18:23
Actually 20 maps could be printed on 10 sheets of paper (one map on each side)so only $100.
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Fri, 25 September 2009 18:27
You have to think in terms of time savings. If you play each scenario once and save 30 minutes each, that is 10 hours. That's 10 hours to play more scenarios. Razz

Now, figure what your time is worth per hour and how long it would take to recoup your investment. It could make good sense if you play a lot of overlord scenarios face-to-face.

The other option is to buy the next 18 that are issued at $18 a piece and then you have 20 and have spent more ($360). Very Happy

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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Fri, 25 September 2009 18:37
stevens wrote on Fri, 25 September 2009 18:23

Actually 20 maps could be printed on 10 sheets of paper (one map on each side)so only $100.
Laughing Laughing Laughing


Not the way it has been done until now.
Unless, of course, you would be satisfied with all the info made available in FRENCH only.
Twisted Evil

But a set of maps would certainly be much less expensive than individual maps. It isn't the printing cost that is expensive, it is the shipping, storage and handling.

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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Fri, 25 September 2009 22:45
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Unless, of course, you would be satisfied with all the info made available in FRENCH only.




Aucun problème, cela ne me dérangerais pas!!! Very Happy (No problem, it won't bother me.)

Because memoir44 is a historical game, it will of course lack on ideas later. The most important battle and theme are already on sale (east front, west pacific etc) There may be a at least 6 potential other grand campain, but I wonder if memoir44 will always have new stuff in the next years. Hopefully the game has a lot of possibility because you can create your own battle so it gives a lot more possibilities. Maybe there will be a memoir18? Razz
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Sat, 26 September 2009 00:40
GreatDane wrote on Fri, 25 September 2009 09:37



Not the way it has been done until now.
Unless, of course, you would be satisfied with all the info made available in FRENCH only.
Twisted Evil


That's not how the maps are now. The maps are double sided (a different map on each side) and the language is just different in each corner of the map.

So 20 maps would fit on 10 sheets of paper! Rolling Eyes It still might prove to be too rich for me at $100...I don't think I could convince my wife that I need the maps for that much. Very Happy

But I can convince her that $18 is worth it every few months, even though the final bill is more! Razz
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Sat, 26 September 2009 04:46
stevens wrote on Fri, 25 September 2009 23:23

Actually 20 maps could be printed on 10 sheets of paper (one map on each side)so only $100.
Laughing Laughing Laughing


and if you're printing in bulk, maybe you can get a 40% discount, so it's only $60 Very Happy
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Sat, 26 September 2009 04:47
Vulch wrote on Thu, 24 September 2009 15:36

Steve Nightrain wrote on Thu, 24 September 2009 08:47

btw, is the Overlord Expansion still available or already OOP ?



Still available in the UK.


i just realized that let's say you have 1 base game, and you bought the overlord expansion, can you still play the overlord game since the expansion doesn't give you an additional folded map ?
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Sat, 26 September 2009 05:14
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i just realized that let's say you have 1 base game, and you bought the overlord expansion, can you still play the overlord game since the expansion doesn't give you an additional folded map ?



In that case it will be useless because the overlord pack is for overlord battle only. The cards and rules are especialy made this way, unlike the basic game.
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Sun, 04 October 2009 05:41
Just picked up my last expansion today: Med Front. Now i finally have one of everything (plus second base set)! Started painting my tigers tonight, can't wait for the next expansion!
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Sun, 04 October 2009 15:53
gp_man wrote on Sun, 04 October 2009 05:41

Just picked up my last expansion today: Med Front. Now i finally have one of everything (plus second base set)! Started painting my tigers tonight, can't wait for the next expansion!


I already bought the Med. Expansion, 2 weeks ago bought the Campaign Book, only left are the two battlemaps, Overlord and the 2nd Base Game which I am aching to get. Thereafter I will probably buy the two battlemaps together with the Overlord Expansion (card deck +miniatures from battlemaps Very Happy)

Have fun with the Med. Expansion, it is really worth it (especially the AT-Guns and the new figures)

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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Sun, 04 October 2009 17:43
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Have fun with the Med. Expansion, it is really worth it (especially the AT-Guns and the new figures)



you forgot the tank battle Smile
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Sun, 04 October 2009 20:17
Indeed Embarassed one of the best things in the Med. Expansion Razz Already played it and won as the British....

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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Sun, 04 October 2009 22:49
I played it also...but won as the German!! Twisted Evil hehehehehe
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Mon, 05 October 2009 17:14
having a blast! Can't believe it took me this long to get this one
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Tue, 06 October 2009 13:56
Dake21 wrote on Fri, 25 September 2009 22:45

Because memoir44 is a historical game, it will of course lack on ideas later. The most important battle and theme are already on sale (east front, west pacific etc) There may be a at least 6 potential other grand campain, but I wonder if memoir44 will always have new stuff in the next years.


Not that I wouldn't enjoy other modern wars to be added to the system, WWII is far from being covered.

Not only can the different battles be covered on several scales, there are still myriads of engagements of various sizes to be designed.
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Tue, 06 October 2009 19:05
Indeed, lets take Operation market Garden for example, there is a battle map, some official scenarios and a lot of unofficial scenarios + an unofficial campaign...

And still the subject market garden is not exhausted as within the operation there are a lot of smaller and bigger battles...

Tim
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Tue, 06 October 2009 19:26
Surely there are still unmade scenarios about little skirmishes between the advancing Allies and the Germans.

P.S. Players of the unofficial campaign may not feel the same excitement while playing the Overlord version of the battle, but it can offer them a great time!
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Tue, 06 October 2009 19:42
I'm not at all worried about material for Memoir '44 running out! I read once that World War II was the largest war but is also the most widely written about, dramatized, researched, and commemorated.

I see a bright future for Memoir '44 with lots of possibilities still out there for World War II! Cool
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Tue, 06 October 2009 19:52
Give us maps, information, and you really shouldn't be worried about running out of materiel. Very Happy
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Tue, 06 October 2009 19:54
rasmussen81 wrote on Tue, 06 October 2009 13:42

I'm not at all worried about material for Memoir '44 running out! I read once that World War II was the largest war but is also the most widely written about, dramatized, researched, and commemorated.

I see a bright future for Memoir '44 with lots of possibilities still out there for World War II! Cool


I don't know about you guys, but I have not even come close to playing all the official scenarios and there are a ton of really good looking unofficial ones I have never played. Even if DOW stopped making new expansions/scenarios now, I would still have at least 5 years worth of novel play left and then I could play it all again one more time. Laughing

Memoir '44 is not one board game, it's actually hundreds of games.

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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Wed, 07 October 2009 00:58
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I'm not at all worried about material for Memoir '44 running out! I read once that World War II was the largest war but is also the most widely written about, dramatized, researched, and commemorated.

I see a bright future for Memoir '44 with lots of possibilities still out there for World War II!



I don't know about you guys, but I have not even come close to playing all the official scenarios and there are a ton of really good looking unofficial ones I have never played. Even if DOW stopped making new expansions/scenarios now, I would still have at least 5 years worth of novel play left and then I could play it all again one more time.

Memoir '44 is not one board game, it's actually hundreds of games.
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Good news then. I was just worrying about it so I was sharing you my tough.

Hey I got an idea! Memoir44 game's concept has changed since the campaign map (great campaing add a lot of tactics and even some strategy)has been released. Indeed a new scale has been added to the game. So why not making some country maps that will allow you to deploy your army on the operation and campain you want and after that you play the great campaing, campaign and battle etc. This would add another game scale.

Do You guys got my point?
      
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Good news then. I was just worrying about it so I was sharing you my tough.

Hey I got an idea! Memoir44 game's concept has changed since the campaign map (great campaing add a lot of tactics and even some strategy)has been released. Indeed a new scale has been added to the game. So why not making some country maps that will allow you to deploy your army on the operation and campain you want and after that you play the great campaing, campaign and battle etc. This would add another game scale.

Do You guys got my point?


So basically what you are saying is, draw a big map of Europe (or any other continent like Asia or Africa) put in a lot of hexes (probably with some reference symbols on it) and place figures/tokes on it, command your army in some way (either through cards or rules) and engage your enemy on a hex, grab a memoir 44 scenario from that area and play...?

I think it will become too big to really control and your probably running in some other problems too. Maybe it is not Memoir 44 really anymore, but I would say work it out and give it a try...but my wishlist would include a new army expansion, Campaign Book or new maps/ terrain pack first....Razz

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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Wed, 07 October 2009 15:20
I think you misunderstood Dake, Timmuilwijk. I think, that only a map should be printed about a certain area of operations (ex. Normandy) and it's movement system should be like in "Shifting Sands" (only key areas should be available for movement). In this manner, commanders would have again turns, little plastic figures (put on from the base game) which would represent armies moving on the map. Certain battles should be added for certain areas, which should be played on the Memoir battlefield. I would certainly buy it, because I think it would be easy to learn, and it wouldn't be a different game.

Have fun!
      
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Re:Do you just have to have the lot! Wed, 07 October 2009 16:18
I have always said that we should have a breakthrough map with an island and at least three hex rows of ocean all around it, and some more aircraft carriers and destroyers, and maybe a battleship or two, and a couple of amtracs that can move up on the beach, and have a large island battle complete with ship bombardment, air bombardment, and landing troops. (but I do think that the caves should provide some protection from ship bombardment and bombs, because they did at Iwo Jima!)

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