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chrisgmay
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Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Fri, 18 May 2012 22:57
I am new to this forum and somewhat new to Memoir '44. I owned the game back in 2005 played it a few times and sold it off. (because of board game collection overload) Now I have gotten back into it through a friend and the breakthrough scenarios.

Over the last two months I have tracked down every expansion except for tigers in the snow and now I'm wondering:


What are the future plans for memoir? Is there anything printed coming? I have played online and like it ok. But for me it will never replace f2f gaming.


So I'm just curious if an interview in a magazine or on a blog somewhere has given any indication of future plans.

Thanks and I'm sorry if this question is asked too much. I didn't see any threads that seemed to be about this topic.

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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Fri, 18 May 2012 23:11
Welcome, welcome, welcome.

DoW do not generally announce expansions in advance.
I suspect this is to avoid disappointment in production is delayed.
This avoids building expectations that can't be met.

We have been assured good things are coming Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation
      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sat, 19 May 2012 00:07
Hello,

there is an interview somewhere at BBG and from there you can guess something is about to come. But there is no real evidence to say when or what.

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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sat, 19 May 2012 02:06
Almilcar wrote on Sat, 19 May 2012 00:07

Hello,

there is an interview somewhere at BBG and from there you can guess something is about to come. But there is no real evidence to say when or what.

Cheers


and you can link us there ? Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sat, 19 May 2012 08:08
Also, in the most upper topic on This forum there is soms kind of hint:) bit again nothing specific
      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sat, 19 May 2012 08:19
Antoi wrote on Sat, 19 May 2012 10:08

Also, in the most upper topic on This forum there is soms kind of hint:) bit again nothing specific


What is the hint?! Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sat, 19 May 2012 08:26
Flemish_Havy wrote on Sat, 19 May 2012 02:06


and you can link us there ? Rolling Eyes



There you go (Mr. Google did the trick Razz)

You have to go over the 5 pages and infer your own conclusions about what/when Memoir 44 will grow.

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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sat, 19 May 2012 14:02
rasmussen81 wrote on Sat, 19 May 2012 08:19

Antoi wrote on Sat, 19 May 2012 10:08

Also, in the most upper topic on This forum there is soms kind of hint:) bit again nothing specific


What is the hint?! Rolling Eyes


sorry, it isn't always the first topic Very Happy

Eric said something in the topic about not answering questions about the rules for some while.
http://http://www.daysofwonder.com/en/msg/?th=25209&star t=0

eric wrote on Fri, 11 May 2012 02:36



We are doing this not as the result of lack of interest on our part, but rather to preserve Richard's and our time, which we'd rather spend designing some great new expansions.

Thank you for your understanding.Eric

[Updated on: Sat, 19 May 2012 14:03]

      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sat, 19 May 2012 18:14
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/744394/bgg-wargame-designer- of-the-month-richard-borg/page/1

This interview was done online via question and answer chat in January 2012.

Read and enjoy and draw your own conclusions!
Clips from the BGG interview with Richard Borg:

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And the question I need to ask even if I know you can't answer: How much more Memoir do you have for us?

Stig Morten


(RB) You are correct Stig, I cannot say much about anything except there are some very cool expansions coming for Memoir in 2012 and beyond.


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I do apologize in advance, I cannot answer nor should I answer or may I give any specifics about a future game release. I also cannot comment on future plans of a company. If, however, a game company has already made an announcement about a game I may be able to give out some information, but these details may also be limited. Again I do apologize.

I may also not have the opportunity to answer specifically each and every one of your questions. Please don't feel slighted, they are all important to me. I will try my best.

Richard Borg



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Work is being done on a number of Commands & Colors games. Currently you can, however, play Memoir '44 and Battle Cry on line. But because of the complex nature of Commands & Colors it may take some time before anything is ready for the iPad.

Richard Borg



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Do you plan to release any new scenarios for Memoir to celebrate being wargame designer of the month?


New Memoir scenarios because being the wargame designer of the month, No! BUT there are lots more scenarios in the works because there is still a lot more WWII to be covered.
(RB)




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1. Could Memoir be expanded towards post WWII-warfare (Vietnam,WWIII (Cold War), Iraq,...) and WWI-warfare as well?
2. Will there be new miniature-expansions for Memoir (French army during Blitzkrieg,...)


(RB) Yes Very Happy



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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sun, 20 May 2012 01:44
stevens wrote on Sat, 19 May 2012 11:44




Quote:

Quote:

1. Could Memoir be expanded towards post WWII-warfare (Vietnam,WWIII (Cold War), Iraq,...) and WWI-warfare as well?
2. Will there be new miniature-expansions for Memoir (French army during Blitzkrieg,...)


(RB) Yes Very Happy







Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

1/72 french troops buying on hold!!!
      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sun, 20 May 2012 05:23
red_zebra wrote on Sun, 20 May 2012 03:44

stevens wrote on Sat, 19 May 2012 11:44




Quote:

Quote:

1. Could Memoir be expanded towards post WWII-warfare (Vietnam,WWIII (Cold War), Iraq,...) and WWI-warfare as well?
2. Will there be new miniature-expansions for Memoir (French army during Blitzkrieg,...)


(RB) Yes Very Happy







Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

1/72 french troops buying on hold!!!


Hopefully he was saying "Yes" to the second question and not the first one... Rolling Eyes Laughing
      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sun, 20 May 2012 09:31
Indeed. Memoir has to stay at ww2. Otherwise hou miss the point off "memoir" the war.

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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sun, 20 May 2012 09:38
Antoi wrote on Sun, 20 May 2012 11:31

Indeed. Memoir had to stay at ww2. Otherwise hou miss the point off "memoir" the war.


Good point. Personally, I think there are lots of different expansions that could still be done and I've never been disapointed with the creativity of Richard Borg and his expansions! I look forward to great new things for this game in the years to come...whatever they end up being! Very Happy
      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sun, 20 May 2012 09:39
Not necessarily. Post- and Pre-WWII Memoir (especially Vietnam or hypothetical East vs West Cool ) seems just OK for me... Most of WW2 has been already covered, anyway...
      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sun, 20 May 2012 10:52
nemesszili wrote on Sun, 20 May 2012 11:39

... Most of WW2 has been already covered, anyway...


I have to dissagree!! There are still tons of battles and campaigns that haven't been done. I think Memoir '44 can keep going for a good long time, not to worry. Cool

Richard Borg is not a man to sit around resting on the expansions he has created! I bet he's constantly thinking, planning, perfecting and playing to create more expansions for Memoir '44 and I'll bet he'll only stop when fans are no longer buying the game...which could be a very long time from now! Very Happy

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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sun, 20 May 2012 18:19
Post WW2 could be "Command and Colours: Cold Wars"

WW1 could be "C & C: Trench Wars"

Memoir 44 should stay WW2, maybe some pre WW2 like Spanish Civil War, or Japanese vs China.

There are still lots of campaign to be done for Memoir44.
For Example, there are lots of scenarios for North Africa, but no campaign yet.

And lots of battles are begging for the Overlord treatment!
      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sun, 20 May 2012 18:58
red_zebra wrote on Sun, 20 May 2012 20:19

There are still lots of campaign to be done for Memoir44.
For Example, there are lots of scenarios for North Africa, but no campaign yet.


Great idea. I enjoy the North Africa battles and would love seeing a North African Campaign Book. Maybe it could include at least one Breakthrough Campaign in the desert! Smile
      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sun, 20 May 2012 20:21
red_zebra wrote on Sun, 20 May 2012 12:19

And lots of battles are begging for the Overlord treatment!



Amen, Overlord is the red haired step child of Memoir it seems. Overlord has been around for 7+ years with less than 1/2 the scenarios of breakthrough which is about 2 years old now.

More Overlord please!
      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sun, 20 May 2012 20:37
Nordiskanc wrote on Sun, 20 May 2012 22:21

red_zebra wrote on Sun, 20 May 2012 12:19

And lots of battles are begging for the Overlord treatment!



Amen, Overlord is the red haired step child of Memoir it seems. Overlord has been around for 7+ years with less than 1/2 the scenarios of breakthrough which is about 2 years old now.

More Overlord please!


Laughing Laughing I don't think it's an issue of DoW not liking Overlord as much...I think they just look at their population of customers and don't see as many people who play Memoir '44 in groups of 8. They see lots of people who play with one other person, and so the 2-player variants get more attention.

But I do love me a good Overlord battle, so I'll add to your call..."More Overlord Please!" Razz Very Happy
      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sun, 20 May 2012 21:35
rasmussen81 wrote on Sun, 20 May 2012 20:37


Laughing Laughing I don't think it's an issue of DoW not liking Overlord as much...I think they just look at their population of customers and don't see as many people who play Memoir '44 in groups of 8. They see lots of people who play with one other person, and so the 2-player variants get more attention.

But I do love me a good Overlord battle, so I'll add to your call..."More Overlord Please!" Razz Very Happy


I started playing M44 back in August'11. I've got almost every available expansion since then. I showed my friends/playmates the game and 2 of them liked so much that they got the core game + eastern front, and they are planning to get more expansions next month.

We had our first Overlord a few weeks ago "Bastogne Overlord" in a 3 vs 3 thrilling/amazing/funny game.

They don't want to play 1 vs 1 anymore Very Happy Laughing Next scheduled OL game is "Prokhorovka Overlord" and they want me to schedule any beach OL scenario for early June. So it looks like OL format is a win-win.

I know I'm lucky because having a persistent and consolidated group of playmates is hard to find. But I know there are only a few more of OL games to be played. I wish we had many more now we have discovered this format. Smile



      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Sun, 20 May 2012 22:50
Almilcar wrote on Sun, 20 May 2012 15:35

rasmussen81 wrote on Sun, 20 May 2012 20:37


Laughing Laughing I don't think it's an issue of DoW not liking Overlord as much...I think they just look at their population of customers and don't see as many people who play Memoir '44 in groups of 8. They see lots of people who play with one other person, and so the 2-player variants get more attention.

But I do love me a good Overlord battle, so I'll add to your call..."More Overlord Please!" Razz Very Happy


I started playing M44 back in August'11. I've got almost every available expansion since then. I showed my friends/playmates the game and 2 of them liked so much that they got the core game + eastern front, and they are planning to get more expansions next month.

We had our first Overlord a few weeks ago "Bastogne Overlord" in a 3 vs 3 thrilling/amazing/funny game.

They don't want to play 1 vs 1 anymore Very Happy Laughing Next scheduled OL game is "Prokhorovka Overlord" and they want me to schedule any beach OL scenario for early June. So it looks like OL format is a win-win.

I know I'm lucky because having a persistent and consolidated group of playmates is hard to find. But I know there are only a few more of OL games to be played. I wish we had many more now we have discovered this format. Smile





I know that feeling, everyone I play with, once they try Overlord they don't want to go back to 2 player. In the rare case of only two people playing, Overlord map/rules are still the superior way to play!
      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Mon, 21 May 2012 14:26
Most of WWII IS covered, though not officially. Please check my User Page for my Grand Grand Campaign of WWII. Hope you'll like it! Cool
      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Mon, 21 May 2012 14:46
nemesszili wrote on Mon, 21 May 2012 16:26

Most of WWII IS covered, though not officially. Please check my User Page for my Grand Grand Campaign of WWII. Hope you'll like it! Cool


That is a neat project!! Smile Thanks for putting it together and making it available to the community.

Are you saying that you don't want official campaigns or scenarios because there are similar ones in SFTF? I enjoy a good fan-created scenario now and then, but I really like Richard's battles and those made by the other big names out there.

I also love the production quality and the art that comes with official expansions! There's something wonderful about the glossy paper with World War II art shining up at you! Very Happy
      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Mon, 21 May 2012 22:52
would love to hear a little something from DoW about the next expansion...just a little hint to keep us at attention.

      
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Re:Any news I'm missing about upcoming Memoir products? Tue, 22 May 2012 09:31
rasmussen81 wrote on Mon, 21 May 2012 14:46


I also love the production quality and the art that comes with official expansions! There's something wonderful about the glossy paper with World War II art shining up at you! Very Happy


And I thought I was the only one who bought expensions for just the looks of it Very Happy
Just looking at the pages of the campaingbook makes me want tot play memoir44. Great artwork en stuff to read!
      
    
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