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Fred the Obscure
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Buying Breakthrough stuff in London Sun, 12 September 2010 19:19
Greetings All,

I live in South Africa, and it's a pain in the, yes, just there, getting hold of Memoir stuff.

However I have a buddy visiting London for a few days and I can send him off on a mission of purchase.

Anybody have any leads for shops stocking Memoir.?
I'm looking for Breakthrough stuff.
Preferably in the central London area.

I have two base sets and the Nations/terrain /air pack expansions and Breakthrough looks more tempting than Overlord.
Well, to me anyway.

Anybody out there who can help?

Ta,
      
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Re:Buying Breakthrough stuff in London Sun, 12 September 2010 19:58
Try to find London in this list. That might help.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/120302/flgs-of-the-world -a-list-of-game-store-advice-on
      
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Re:Buying Breakthrough stuff in London Sun, 12 September 2010 22:24
I get my Memoir stuff from The Orc's Nest shop, just off Shaftsbury Avenue: http://www.orcsnest.com/ search using keyword Memoir. They normally carry quite a bit of memoir stock. There's also a boardgames shop on nearby Museum Street but I can't remember it's name.

But don't let your friend go until I've been first to buy the new Battle Map - hopefully this week Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Buying Breakthrough stuff in London Tue, 14 September 2010 19:35
Achtung Panzer wrote on Sun, 12 September 2010 22:24

I get my Memoir stuff from The Orc's Nest shop, just off Shaftsbury Avenue: http://www.orcsnest.com/ search using keyword Memoir. They normally carry quite a bit of memoir stock. There's also a boardgames shop on nearby Museum Street but I can't remember it's name.

But don't let your friend go until I've been first to buy the new Battle Map - hopefully this week Rolling Eyes



Just to add ... the shop in Museum Street closed down 2 or 3 months ago Sad Not sure if it re-located tho' ...

Orcs Nest is a viable option, although they don't hold a lot of Memoir stuff to be honest, one of each Memoir item at the most from what I recall.

      
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Re:Buying Breakthrough stuff in London Tue, 14 September 2010 21:36
Jaykay2010 wrote on Tue, 14 September 2010 18:35

Achtung Panzer wrote on Sun, 12 September 2010 22:24

I get my Memoir stuff from The Orc's Nest shop, just off Shaftsbury Avenue: http://www.orcsnest.com/ search using keyword Memoir. They normally carry quite a bit of memoir stock. There's also a boardgames shop on nearby Museum Street but I can't remember it's name.

But don't let your friend go until I've been first to buy the new Battle Map - hopefully this week Rolling Eyes



Just to add ... the shop in Museum Street closed down 2 or 3 months ago Sad Not sure if it re-located tho' ...

Orcs Nest is a viable option, although they don't hold a lot of Memoir stuff to be honest, one of each Memoir item at the most from what I recall.


Orc's nest currently have 12 items listed - but not yet the new Battle Map Sad
      
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Re:Buying Breakthrough stuff in London Sat, 06 November 2010 21:10
Thank you Gentlemen, and appologies for my delayed response to you replies.

My buddy eneded up at Orc's Nest and bought me a "Raid on Dieppe" Overlord. Not being a multiplayer type I would have prefered a Breakthrough set. Ah well, life is full of trials.

Half tracks and jeeps look fun though - I'm looking forward to Raid on Barce ( North Africa is my favorite theatre) and I remember reading David Sterling - LRDG - "Phantom Major" years ago and thoughly enjoying it, so to play it will be really fun.

A BIG "THANK YOU" to the MEMOIR Community that supports all the silly questions and brings us together as a "Band of Brothers"

Ta,
Fred the Obscure
      
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Re:Buying Breakthrough stuff in London Sat, 06 November 2010 21:57
You're welcome Fred ... glad you managed to add to your collection. Hope you get hold of the breakthrough stuff another time .. the scenarios for that are excellent, and with the new Breakthrough Deck included with the Winter Wars expansion, even more playable than before ! Smile

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Re:Buying Breakthrough stuff in London Sun, 07 November 2010 08:52
Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you. But Overlord is very fun as 2-player too.

From the Dieppe battlemap I really like "Panzers in the Atlas" scenario. It might look like your standad Med. Tank frenzy, but there are supprising amounts of strategy in there after the initial tank skirmish.

Fred, if you want to try Breakthrough with the stuff you have
"COunter-attack of the BEF" works great.
http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=5142
Overlap the two standard boards and the railroad tiles in that scenario will work perfect as they will cover up the overlap.


Stig Morten

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Re:Buying Breakthrough stuff in London Sun, 07 November 2010 15:52
Greetings Stig,

Thanks for the pointer to a Breakthrough scenario.
I'll check it out.

From my limited reading through the Forum it appears that putting two decks together is the way to go.

I'm assuming any other rules and things I'll need can be downloaded.

Hmmm, my wife said she was going away on a Womens weekend in about two weeks time. Sounds ideal for a long dedicated Memoir session. Very Happy

May your fountain be blessed,
Fred
      
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Re:Buying Breakthrough stuff in London Sun, 07 November 2010 18:02
THere are no new rules for Breakthrough scenarios compared to standard scenarios, only the board is different.

DOW have recommended that you shuffle 2 decks together when you play Breakthrough. I can echo this, as I think two decks make for more fun.
      
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Re:Buying Breakthrough stuff in London Sun, 07 November 2010 21:21
ad79 wrote on Sun, 07 November 2010 17:02

DOW have recommended that you shuffle 2 decks together when you play Breakthrough. I can echo this, as I think two decks make for more fun.


They most certainly do! Very Happy
      
    
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