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Mighty Jim 83
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Keeping score Mon, 01 March 2010 13:05
At the end of the day, whichever scenario you play in memoir, it comes down to how many medals you win.

Increasingly with the expansions, there are scenarios requiring larger and larger numbers of medals, and often several placed on the board to mark objectives.

Which is all very well, but where we supposed to get the things?

The original game obviously had a few, but not enough for even a closely contested 6 medal scenario, and the addition of Soviet, Italian and British medals in the various theatre expansions was a nice touch, but there just weren't enough.

Now obviously, there's no practical reason that after exhausting their own supply of medals, the Soviets can't be rewarded with a Victoria Cross, a Star, or even a landmine, but it does seem to spoil the aesthetics of an otherwise brilliantly presented game.

Given that it would require no design of new components, how hard would it be to make a little pack of extra medals for people who like to keep things matching?

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Re:Keeping score Mon, 01 March 2010 13:44
I think there may have been a scenario or two at some point that exceeded the available quantity of something, but in general, that hasn't been an issue with the official scenarios.

The scenario editor is programmed with the quantity of each component that is included in each set. When you build a scenario in it, you specify which expansions are to be used, and if your scenario uses too many of something, it gives you a warning.

Of course, a Battle Map, like Hedgerow Hell, can print unlimited numbers of any terrain type.
      
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Re:Keeping score Mon, 01 March 2010 15:46
Mighty Jim, which scenarios are you running out of the medals for? I can't think of any that require that many medals off the top of my head except Overlord battles (in which case you would normally be playing with two sets of the needed expansions and thus have double the number of medals).
      
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Re:Keeping score Mon, 01 March 2010 16:22
Are you running out of medals to put on the medal track for elliminated units? In that case I understand.

I just put one figure down for each elliminated unit.
      
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Re:Keeping score Mon, 01 March 2010 17:06
ad79 wrote on Mon, 01 March 2010 07:22

Are you running out of medals to put on the medal track for elliminated units? In that case I understand.

I just put one figure down for each elliminated unit.


Ah, that would make sense! Smile I hadn't even thought about using the medals to mark defeated units. The rules say that the when the last figure of a unit is eliminated, the figure becomes a medal on the medal track. But to each man, his own, I guess. Cool
      
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Re:Keeping score Mon, 01 March 2010 18:59
Suddenly it all makes sense!

yes I had indeed been putting medals down on the medal track - it seemed the obvious thing to do, what with them looking identical.

Clearly the moral of the story is "read the rules properly"

sorry...
      
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Re:Keeping score Mon, 01 March 2010 19:15
Mighty Jim 83 wrote on Mon, 01 March 2010 09:59

Suddenly it all makes sense!

yes I had indeed been putting medals down on the medal track - it seemed the obvious thing to do, what with them looking identical.

Clearly the moral of the story is "read the rules properly"

sorry...


No worries! I'm glad we were able to help out. Very Happy Cool
      
    
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