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Vulch
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Memoir 44 storage Thu, 15 October 2009 13:20
Started a new thread to avoid hijacking the Breakthrough map discussion.

I have the campaign bag, two base games and one of every expansion. They all fit in the campaign bag in their original boxes, but its a bit of a squeeze and the expansion boxes are getting squashed. Plus the planes in the air pack keep falling out of their little indentations and I am worried they are going to get broken. So I need to reorganise, but still keep everything together in the campaign bag.

Many of you have decanted your items into partitioned craft boxes and the like. Some of you have put all terrain tiles into one box, coded by terrain type. Others have kept them separated in their expansion sets.

What about other items like cards. For instance do you keep all the summary cards together from all expansions and base set, or do you keep them all separated by expansion? What about the odd cards like the ones that came with the campaign book? Do you keep them to use only with the book.

Reason I ask is that although I have every expansion, I haven't yet played them all, so I don't want to mix everything together (or split them all up in new boxes) and then find that creates problem when you come to play.

Do you keep all army figures in one box (divided up of course), or separate boxes by expansion?

Do you keep all tokens together or seperated by expansion?

Do you keep all rectangular tiles like bunkers, etc together?

Any feedback on what people have tried and what works or doesn't work would be useful.

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Cheng
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Re:Memoir 44 storage Thu, 15 October 2009 14:08
I've already mentioned that my tiles are in one Plano box.

I have two army boxes - one for Axis and one for Allies. Since tokens often have Axis on one side and Allies on the other, they are more or less evenly distributed between the boxes.

Once you own the Air Pack, the base game reference cards are no longer needed, so all the other reference cards fit in a large Deck Box (although it's tight with the addition of the Med Theater. I've been meaning to look for another one). I made a tuck box for command cards, but someday when I'm at a game shop I'll look for a smaller Deck Box. They are nice and sturdy.

When I setup for a game, I separate the reference cards into stacks by type and place them next to the board(which takes about 10 seconds, since they're kept in order in the Deck Box).

Some pictures of my storage gear are on my profile page.
      
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Re:Memoir 44 storage Thu, 15 October 2009 17:12
I use Plano type boxes and a self made wood crate... And have almost out grown it all... My wife is not happy Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Memoir 44 storage Thu, 15 October 2009 17:45
Like I said, I keep everything separated by expansion with different storage boxes. But as I read through your questions, I saw one that I can address directly: what to do with your cards.

I put all of the Summary Cards in a baseball collection sleeve sheet (10 to a page) and I keep them in order just like they are on the Official Card Compendium online and the Official FAQ Book. All of the other cards are in different tuck boxes that I've created to hold them. You can download the boxes from my User Page and make them yourself! Cool
      
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Re:Memoir 44 storage Thu, 15 October 2009 17:53
As I said, I keep everything in a single plano tackle box (pictures and description on my user page).

Of course my units from each expansion are in separate sections. And I try to keep the two base sets of Memoir '44 separate (mainly because my second set had really aweful printing: the colors are very pale in the tiles and markers and don't even closely match any of the other expansions).

I still keep all the markers (badges, battle stars, bunkers etc.) in separate plastic bags, but might just throw them altogether at some point. The only thing keeping me from doing that are the mines, which differ somewhat in each expansion, but I suppose the roll call sheets (which I printed out) would help identify which ones to use.

I also keep the terrain tiles separated by expansion at this point, just to make it easier to find what I need.

I keep all the summary cards together, in order since they are numbered. When I play a scenario, I take out only those cards that are needed by the scenario and that I haven't already memorized, and lay them out near the board (not unlike the battle maps).
      
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Re:Memoir 44 storage Thu, 15 October 2009 18:45
In case you accidentally mix up your different expansions, I have a roll call (a list of what you should have) for each expansion on my User Page.

Personally, I don't use the Summary cards very often. Instead, I've printed off my Player Aid which lists all of the terrain, units, and rules in one document. You can find mine on my User Page or Brummbar's over on the Goodies Page for Memoir '44.

I hope these are helpful. Cool
      
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Re:Memoir 44 storage Thu, 15 October 2009 22:54
I have modified the Operaion Overlord box. It stores all the chits, the Tigers and the Supply trucks.
And I have printed out a tuckbox(Made by Jesse) to store what came with the Campaign book.
Besides that everything is in the original DoW boxes in the Campaign bag.
      
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Re:Memoir 44 storage Fri, 16 October 2009 03:05
I have the storage solution! Check this out, it is also on boardgamegeek.com

http://www.amazon.com/Akro-Mils-05905-Large-Storage/dp/B000B QPZDK

This box is big enough for the Med, EF, AND PT expansions, in my second box is the air pack, TP, and campaign book expansions.

      
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Re:Memoir 44 storage Fri, 16 October 2009 05:00
...never mind...couldn't get link to work, but it was my problem...

[Updated on: Fri, 16 October 2009 05:05]

      
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Re:Memoir 44 storage Fri, 16 October 2009 05:12
How about this one?
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/309383

I hope that works, let me know if it doesn't!

      
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Re:Memoir 44 storage Fri, 16 October 2009 05:47
Yep, that works. It looks good. Just the right size. I might need one to supplement my Plano if DOW releases another large expansion.
      
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Re:Memoir 44 storage Fri, 16 October 2009 05:50
Sgt Storm wrote on Thu, 15 October 2009 22:47

Yep, that works. It looks good. Just the right size. I might need one to supplement my Plano if DOW releases another large expansion.


Maybe tomorrow, I will post a pic of how I used it. I have two rows of Med terrain and units, two rows of Pacific terrain and units, and two rows of EF terrain and units. (think columns).

Right now, I'm just too sleepy.
Confused Bored Bored

      
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Re:Memoir 44 storage Fri, 16 October 2009 11:37
I use the official Memoir'44 bag.
In it I have two large Plano-type boxes (but different manufacturer) which have rooms that matches the size of the hex-tiles. In these I have all tiles from two sets of everything plus all sets of cards, including Overlord and player aids. I also have room for all the guns and most markers - except for the badges, which are pain to sort anyway, as each set intermingles with just about any other set possble Sad so these are kept in a plastic bag in one of the outer pockets together with separate bags for each set of army miniatures and all the plastic obstacles (which are painted by the way) plus the 4 sets of card stands.

One side pocket holds 16 dice.
the front pocket holds 4 sets of mounted maps.
Inside, under the strap have I the papermaps, the rules and a binder with the FAQ plus a selection of SFTF scenarios. So far I have 4 binders filled, but they are too heavy to carry around.

Finally I have a large dice tray.

All in all too heavy to carry comfortably, although I have proper shoulder pad instead of the toy one supplied with the bag.

[Updated on: Fri, 16 October 2009 11:37]

      
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Re:Memoir 44 storage Fri, 16 October 2009 18:31
GreatDane wrote on Fri, 16 October 2009 05:37

I use the official Memoir'44 bag.
In it I have two large Plano-type boxes (but different manufacturer) which have rooms that matches the size of the hex-tiles. In these I have all tiles from two sets of everything plus all sets of cards, including Overlord and player aids. I also have room for all the guns and most markers - except for the badges, which are pain to sort anyway, as each set intermingles with just about any other set possble Sad so these are kept in a plastic bag in one of the outer pockets together with separate bags for each set of army miniatures and all the plastic obstacles (which are painted by the way) plus the 4 sets of card stands.

One side pocket holds 16 dice.
the front pocket holds 4 sets of mounted maps.
Inside, under the strap have I the papermaps, the rules and a binder with the FAQ plus a selection of SFTF scenarios. So far I have 4 binders filled, but they are too heavy to carry around.

Finally I have a large dice tray.

All in all too heavy to carry comfortably, although I have proper shoulder pad instead of the toy one supplied with the bag.



You know I was thinking that instead of making a tote bag they should have made it a backpack - this would have been easier to haul around than the tote bag. With all the stuff I had in mine it made it a bit too heavy and very cumbersome to carry around, especially in a crowded convention area.

I still use the Camapign bag but now carry it around in a wheeled duffel bag.

[Updated on: Fri, 16 October 2009 18:31]

      
    
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