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Storing the Tiles Mon, 07 June 2010 19:40
If you have all the expansions and don't keep them in the original boxes, how do you store your terrain tiles?

I keep them separate; Med, Terrain Pack, Air Pack, Far East, 2nd Base Pack, etc. But I read some people prefer to keep them all together, sorted by terrain type.

Just wondering on people's thoughts as to which is best?
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Mon, 07 June 2010 20:18
I have mine in separate compartements in a box. I'll might have to post pictures later.

This is the box. The largest one holds all the terrain tiles and some of the card decks.

A similar box holds all the units.
http://clasohlson.no/Product/Product.aspx?id=146990901
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Mon, 07 June 2010 22:56
Vulch wrote on Mon, 07 June 2010 12:40

If you have all the expansions and don't keep them in the original boxes, how do you store your terrain tiles?

I keep them separate; Med, Terrain Pack, Air Pack, Far East, 2nd Base Pack, etc. But I read some people prefer to keep them all together, sorted by terrain type.

Just wondering on people's thoughts as to which is best?


I've posted the picture before, but you didn't see it apparently. The boxes from Akron-Mills work just fine for this. Check this out:
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg214/ronh51/Games/M44003.jpg
As you can see, I have the Med, Pacific, and Eastern Front expansions all in one box. I have another for the Terrain Pack and Air Pack.

      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Mon, 07 June 2010 23:15
50th wrote on Mon, 07 June 2010 21:56

As you can see, I have the Med, Pacific, and Eastern Front expansions all in one box. I have another for the Terrain Pack and Air Pack.




But you keep the tiles for each expansion seperate?

That's what I was asking, rather than about the actual box (sorry if I didn't make that clear). You dont mix all the terrain tiles up in one compartment, you keep them seperate in their expansions?
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Mon, 07 June 2010 23:17
Yes, I like to keep them all separate so that when I am putting together a scenario from a specific theater, I don't have to hunt through them all to find the terrain that I need. I hope this helps.

      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Tue, 08 June 2010 13:36
Vulch wrote on Mon, 07 June 2010 13:40

If you have all the expansions and don't keep them in the original boxes, how do you store your terrain tiles?

I keep them separate; Med, Terrain Pack, Air Pack, Far East, 2nd Base Pack, etc. But I read some people prefer to keep them all together, sorted by terrain type.

Just wondering on people's thoughts as to which is best?



I keep all my tiles together, sorted by terrian type. I house them in 3 stackable containers.

I do not know how to post a pic here, but here is the link to my pics on my user page:

http://www.daysofwonder.com/en/mypage/34328/m44/gallery



[Updated on: Tue, 08 June 2010 13:38]

      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Tue, 08 June 2010 13:48
50th wrote on Mon, 07 June 2010 22:17

Yes, I like to keep them all separate so that when I am putting together a scenario from a specific theater, I don't have to hunt through them all to find the terrain that I need. I hope this helps.





So how easy is it to seperate the basic tiles from the expansion tiles after the game? How do you identify which are which?

I did think of putting a small letter in the corner of each tile. B for base set, E for Eastern Front, M for Med, etc. But I don't really want to draw all over my tiles.

I saw a thread on BGG about colouring the edge of the tile with a felt tip or the like. So when you stack them you can instantly see which set are which. One colour for each expansion.

What do you think?
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Tue, 08 June 2010 13:58
Hi.

Well, I have a master list that I go by. It is fairly easy for me to find the tiles that I need for a scenario from that.

I have marked my tiles, so putting them away is just as easy.

      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Tue, 08 June 2010 15:58
I use plano boxes for every thing, they all fit in the bag very well with room for the breakthrough boards as well.. kinda got tight but works.

For the tiles I use a couple of deep plano boxes, the tiles sit on their side. I have each expansion color coded on the edge of the tile with marker. basic set one is all black, set two is black with a silver mark in the middle. Terrain pack was yellow, pacific was brown, and so on... Easy to separate and store.
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Tue, 08 June 2010 23:43
I have a master list of which tiles are where in the box. I can look at the list and know exactly where that tile I'm looking for is. Plus I have the illustrated contents lists.

      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Wed, 09 June 2010 17:27
Hey 50th, where did you get those boxes you posted the picture from, I searched for them but couldnt find anything.
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Wed, 09 June 2010 17:42
I keep all of my tiles organized by the expansion they came in. I store all of them in different viewtainers and it works really, really well. I bought the 2.75" by 8" viewtainer for the Terrain Pack and I have a 2.75" x 5" viewtainer for each of the other expansions. Cool
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Wed, 09 June 2010 20:31
In the UK the plano boxes are only sold in fishing tackle shops and are really expensive. Cheaper boxes are sold in hobby shops.

I keep all my cards and tiles in clear ones of these:
http://direct.hobbycraft.co.uk/ProductDetail.asp?ProductCata logue=286467
They are not as big as they look in the picture.
The overlord cards fit in one of these exactly.
All the terrain and other information cards fit in one exactly.
An expansions worth of tiles fit in one of these exactly.
You can get four of them into each front pocket of the Campaign Bag. So thats all the tiles and cards in the front pockets.

My figures are kept in these:
http://direct.hobbycraft.co.uk/ProductDetail.asp?ProductCata logue=279657
You can get two expansion worth of figures in one of these.
You can get the airpack, tigers, trucks etc in one half of one.
I also have one of these with all the tokens in.
Finally I have the slightly bigger one of these with a complete 2nd base set of figures in it, including card holders.

All the containers are clear plastic, so I write on the lids what is in the bit under the writing.

In the main part of the Campaign bag I have one base set in it's original box, all the figure containers, Med/Winter board, and Breakthrough Kit. Finally the Campaign Book and Battle Maps all fit neatly in the rear map pocket of the bag.

So that's every expansion available and two base sets (one in it's proper box), all fitting easily into the Campaign Bag.

Of course, if they keep bringing out new expansions I am buggered Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Wed, 09 June 2010 21:07
Vulch wrote on Wed, 09 June 2010 19:31

In the UK the plano boxes are only sold in fishing tackle shops and are really expensive. Cheaper boxes are sold in hobby shops.


Yep, I use the "really useful" boxes too. They also stack well.

[Updated on: Wed, 09 June 2010 21:07]

      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Thu, 10 June 2010 00:09
Funlerz wrote on Wed, 09 June 2010 10:27

Hey 50th, where did you get those boxes you posted the picture from, I searched for them but couldnt find anything.


Akro-Mils #5905 Large Plastic Parts Storage Case on Amazon.com
Or check this link:
http://www.amazon.com/Akro-Mils-5905-Plastic-Storage-Hardwar e/dp/B000BQPZDK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=12761211 84&sr=1-5

I hope this helps. These boxes are great!

      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Wed, 23 June 2010 21:46
Finally got round to some photos of my kit.

I have two base sets and every expansion. They all fit into the campaign bag.

Pictures here: http://www.vulch.50g.com/rugby/
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Thu, 24 June 2010 10:57
http://images.boardgamegeek.com/images/pic645643.jpg
http://images.boardgamegeek.com/images/pic645642.jpg
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Thu, 24 June 2010 20:46
So Great Dane, you gona torment us by making us guess what type of boxes those are, or did you forget what type they are?
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Fri, 25 June 2010 13:34
Funlerz wrote on Thu, 24 June 2010 20:46

So Great Dane, you gona torment us by making us guess what type of boxes those are, or did you forget what type they are?

No, I know what they are - and have even written about here in this forum before.
However, you may still feel tormented when I tell you that these SmartStore products
are from Sweden: http://www.hammarplast.com


http://www.hammarplast.com/C4/img/thumbs/7332462009646-330x330.jpg
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Fri, 25 June 2010 18:44
oh, thats too bad, but I dont feel like paying shipping from Sweden to USA Crying or Very Sad
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Fri, 25 June 2010 22:10
Funlerz wrote on Fri, 25 June 2010 11:44

oh, thats too bad, but I dont feel like paying shipping from Sweden to USA Crying or Very Sad


So get the Akro-Mils boxes from Amazon.com Or there may be a plano box out there somewhere that works. I think I've seen them, but the stores around here in small town Missouri didn't have anything with big enough compartments.

      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Sat, 26 June 2010 14:24
I will probably be getting the akro-boxes from ebay once I have a need for it (just one expansion doesnt really cut it)
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Sat, 26 June 2010 15:39
Funlerz wrote on Sat, 26 June 2010 08:24

I will probably be getting the akro-boxes from ebay once I have a need for it (just one expansion doesnt really cut it)


These are also available in the Crafts section of most Wal-Marts. That's where I got all but one of mine (I now use 4). They can also be ordered directly from Akro Mils.

Edit: Fixed nincompoopery

[Updated on: Sat, 26 June 2010 15:42]

      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Tue, 06 July 2010 17:47
Vulch wrote on Tue, 08 June 2010 07:48


So how easy is it to seperate the basic tiles from the expansion tiles after the game? How do you identify which are which?

I took a bunch of Sharpie markers, stacked the tiles by expansion, and made a fine color-coded line down the side of each stack. Green for terrain pack, red for Eastern Front, etc.

You don't even realize they're there unless I point them out to you, but it makes it very, very each to see what tiles go with which pack when you stack 'em up.
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Tue, 06 July 2010 17:50
I'm using bead / sewing supply organizers I got from AC Moore. Just a few bucks each.

http://images.acmoore.com/ProductImages/071/071299_1.jpg

Not using that exact model. The ones I'm using are adjustable, so it was a cinch to configure them how I like. Have the entire game and all expansions, including books but sans boards, in three of them.

I'll try to get some photos posted when I get home.
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Tue, 06 July 2010 19:12
Achtung Panzer wrote on Wed, 09 June 2010 14:07

Vulch wrote on Wed, 09 June 2010 19:31

In the UK the plano boxes are only sold in fishing tackle shops and are really expensive. Cheaper boxes are sold in hobby shops.


Yep, I use the "really useful" boxes too. They also stack well.




I just purchased some of those "really usefull boxes". Love them. The card-sized boxes are perfect, and I keep the counters in a slightly larger one.
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Sat, 10 July 2010 02:06
These storage boxes work great for many gaming components. Don't forget to check out the major chain craft stores like Michael's....look in the beading section and the scrap book isles.
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Sat, 10 July 2010 20:56
I don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but two good places to get Plano storage boxes is Lowes and Home Depot. Some of the sizes they have there fit into their larger tackle boxes. Smile
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Wed, 21 July 2010 22:40
Whiterook wrote on Fri, 09 July 2010 20:06

These storage boxes work great for many gaming components.

They really do. My son and I transferred Memoir 44, HeroScape, BattleLore, and Battle Cry to organizers like these. Saved us lots of space, made cleanup and setup easier, and made transportation easier. PLUS they do a better job of protecting the components. A worthwhile investment.
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Wed, 21 July 2010 22:59
My storage solution is a single two-level Plano tackle box which stores everything from all expansions except boards and rule books:

http://www.daysofwonder.com/uploads/userpages/287923/_1335_web.jpg

BTW I have the Plano 1155 Two-Tiered Satchel:

http://www.planomolding.com/fishing/fishing-products/

(More images on my user pages.)
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Fri, 23 July 2010 22:37
Vulch wrote on Wed, 23 June 2010 20:46

Finally got round to some photos of my kit.

I have two base sets and every expansion. They all fit into the campaign bag.

Pictures here: http://www.vulch.50g.com/rugby/


Impressive final photo! We should show it to every new Memoir '44 Forum member - to show them what they've got themselves into! Very Happy
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Sun, 25 July 2010 05:07
Hey... I got one of those boxes, I use it for screws and drill bits... fill it with metal and they get heavy...
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Sun, 25 July 2010 10:59
Achtung Panzer wrote on Fri, 23 July 2010 21:37

Vulch wrote on Wed, 23 June 2010 20:46

Finally got round to some photos of my kit.

I have two base sets and every expansion. They all fit into the campaign bag.

Pictures here: http://www.vulch.50g.com/rugby/


Impressive final photo! We should show it to every new Memoir '44 Forum member - to show them what they've got themselves into! Very Happy



Yes it amazed me as I laid it all out. Not only the huge amount of M44 stuff I have, but also that it all manages to fit into the campaign bag. Shocked

Since the photo was taken I have bought some French Resistance for the odd scenario that uses them.
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=798

I reckon I still have room for the new Disaster at Dieppe, but after that ??????????
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Sun, 25 July 2010 19:19
Vulch wrote on Sun, 25 July 2010 09:59

Achtung Panzer wrote on Fri, 23 July 2010 21:37

Vulch wrote on Wed, 23 June 2010 20:46

Finally got round to some photos of my kit.

I have two base sets and every expansion. They all fit into the campaign bag.

Pictures here: http://www.vulch.50g.com/rugby/


Impressive final photo! We should show it to every new Memoir '44 Forum member - to show them what they've got themselves into! Very Happy



Since the photo was taken I have bought some French Resistance for the odd scenario that uses them.
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=798



I have a pack of these French resistance figures too. They add real flavour to the Surrender of Elster's Column Breakthrough scenario and any Warsaw Uprising games! Very Happy
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Sat, 04 September 2010 16:43
Since I do not have any storage containers yet, I have indexed everything that could reasonable be called a tile and listed them alphabetically in an xls-file with details of the expansion pack in which they are found (I have all the expansions but the Dieppe one). I am quite willing to make this list available, but cannot find a way to upload that file (if that is allowed in the first place ...)
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Sat, 04 September 2010 22:19
Dear Boyd,
You can become a member of Board Game Geek

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/10630/memoir-44

They allow you to submit files. They will review them and then put them on their server if they find them helpful. I have used this to publish some of my game helps for Memoir 44.

Days of Wonder also encourages you to create helps and share them with the community. So you might also consider sending the files to DOW. However, they are so busy trying to get the Memoir 44 Online up and running. I would try Boardgamegeek first.

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Re:Storing the Tiles Sun, 05 September 2010 15:50
Ta for the suggestion. Never thought of BGG although I have been a member for ages. Have just uploaded the file.
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Wed, 15 September 2010 17:51
Boardgam Geek have just published the index I mentioned in a previous mail.
      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Wed, 15 September 2010 21:59
Hey Boyd,
Downloaded the file from BoardGameGeek
http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/58709/memoir-44-index-of-t iles

Thanks for all your effort in assembling this information. I have placed it in my Memoir 44 Helps Binder.

[Updated on: Wed, 15 September 2010 22:01]

      
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Re:Storing the Tiles Mon, 20 September 2010 18:09
Storage solutions like these have been GREAT for M44, BattleLore, and other games like it. Those expansion boxes really add up! Much better to get a good organization system together, get all the gear in one spot, and put the boxes in storage.

I first started ding this with Axis & Allies. Between two base games, Pacific and Europe, and three unofficial expansions complete with new sets of units, plus a few unofficial map/rules expansions, it became a lot to manage. Combined them all, got each nation's bazillion units into organizers, and it's worked great.

(Not sure if I'll be adding the stuff from the awesome new A&A Europe 1940 and Pacific 1940, but I doubt it.)
      
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