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Blackthorne
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How to keep your big maps Thu, 10 March 2011 05:26
I am relatively new to Memoir 44 receiving it as a Christmas gift last year. Then the obsession began. So I now have all the expansions and have some concerns over the paper maps and durability. I am contemplating lamination but since I have the campaign bag, they will not longer fit in it for storage purposes.

Just curious what others have done with the large, paper maps.
      
Erik Uitdebroeck
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Re:How to keep your big maps Thu, 10 March 2011 06:58
I leave them folded as they are.
When I play them, I put a piece of plexiglas on it, just the same size as the map. Works pretty well.
      
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Re:How to keep your big maps Thu, 10 March 2011 18:27
I do the same as Erik. They live in their original envelope, and only see duty through a piece of plexi.
      
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Re:How to keep your big maps Fri, 11 March 2011 00:34
I'm a plexiglass man as well

In fact i have different sizes so that all of my games have plexiglass over the tiles

This really helps as it keeps the tiles from moving and spoiling the visual look of the game
      
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Re:How to keep your big maps Fri, 11 March 2011 00:51
I have made my own maps in MDF wood normal sized and breakthrough size.

It's a bit difficult to transport but STRONG Smile

You can see it on my pages perso
      
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Re:How to keep your big maps Fri, 11 March 2011 17:12
And I thought I was the first to use the plexiglas. Bought mine year before last for standard maps, and last year for breakthrough. It works great.

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg214/ronh51/Games/2010Sept-09-11_14.jpg
      
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Re:How to keep your big maps Fri, 11 March 2011 23:40
Plexiglass rocks for paper maps.
In between games, you can safely roll the maps up and keep them in artist's tubes available from an art supply store. The tubes have caps to prevent the contents from slipping out, and the plexiglass will hold them down flat so they don't curl.
Oh, and the caps protect the maps if you are carrying the tube around on rainy days, too!
      
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Re:How to keep your big maps Sat, 12 March 2011 02:42
Plexiglass is great. We've got 3 sheets - poster size - from a craft store. They are pretty inexpensive - we just remove the black plastic frames and use the 3 sheets. Perfect for an Overlord map.

Also.. it keeps the map safe from... beverage spills.
      
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Re:How to keep your big maps Sat, 12 March 2011 05:03
I've considered lamination but have decided against it for a few reasons:

1) For the quoted costs I've received I could just as easily buy a map again
2) I've heard that if you roll your laminated maps you have to unroll them periodically or they curl
3) I've also heard reports that in some cases the lamination doesn't stick well to dark parts of maps leaving pockets and warping

Not what I've experienced but what I've heard from a few sources.

Seems like this crew is all for the plexi which I will have to try.
      
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Re:How to keep your big maps Sun, 13 March 2011 19:32
Many stores carry Plexiglas and do poster framing for pictures... you could have your map framed and mounted and hang it on the wall to keep it out of the way???? Then bring it down to play on???

      
Blackthorne
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Re:How to keep your big maps Sun, 13 March 2011 21:24
Some very good ideas.
Thank you all.
      
    
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