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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 10 April 2007 16:12
I vote for British Exp.
15-17

You can get a carry-case for less than £10 in Denmark that I'm sure will fit the game plus exp. modules for now!
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Wed, 11 April 2007 11:24
My vote goes to Carrying Case

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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Wed, 11 April 2007 15:51
Case for me too ! Cool

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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Sat, 14 April 2007 14:36
come on Brits

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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Sun, 15 April 2007 15:36
I wonder if the results would be the same on the French or German forums...
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Sun, 15 April 2007 16:13
I'd prefer the Brits meself, but if both have been approved, then why this forum?

Surely, if both are planned and done they could release both at the same time - don't see how it would affect DoW sales any??
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Sun, 15 April 2007 16:37
cptdmh wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 16:13

I'd prefer the Brits meself, but if both have been approved, then why this forum?

Surely, if both are planned and done they could release both at the same time - don't see how it would affect DoW sales any??


The Case Expansion was planned a year ago, but delayed due to problems finding someone able to make a suitably inexpensive, yet still solid, carrying case.

No other expansion has been officially announced yet, so the Brits and Italians expansions are pure speculation/wishful thinking.

Most effort at the moment seems to go into making the virtual versions of M'44 ready.

Combining sets does not seem to be a good idea. Not everybody wants - or can afford - to buy every expansion. I don't think DoW would have sold the same number of expansions if they had combined all 3 into a single expensive set.

Now some has bought everything (twice!), some have bought one or two expansions, and some have bought something first and later decided to buy som more.
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Mon, 16 April 2007 03:14
Brits 17-19. Very Happy
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Mon, 16 April 2007 22:44
Brits for me so 18-19.

Can someone please explain to me why it's preferable to have a box versus a whole bunch of new scenarios / new theatre / new pieces / new nationality. I don't get it...
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Mon, 16 April 2007 23:19
I think it is the Air Sortie rules and Aircraft Mini's that really have people salavating. I am going to be a little concerned if they don't include British Aircraft.

      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 17 April 2007 01:34
I think they should simply sell the air components as a seperate expansion from the carrying case.

If I understand it correctly DoW is delaying the carrying case release because of problems with the case itself. It's a pity that everyone has to wait forever for the air components because DoW insists on bundling it with a carrying case that people might not want to buy in first place.

[Updated on: Tue, 17 April 2007 01:35]

      
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  Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 17 April 2007 01:37
I have something that I use for a carrying case, all of the original boxes fit in my case nicely. I would love a Brits and Its expansion, so that makes it
brits 15 case 17

besides, when you think about it, just how long would a flight of aircraft be over your M44 board? I think they would only be there for one turn, and then have to turn around or go somewhere else. I think the airpower card works well for this. But I do think there should be more airpower cards in some scenarios than in others. For example, early in the war, or in the battle of the bulge. Later in the war, after the factories were bombed out, there should not be an airpower card. Just a thought! Smile
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 17 April 2007 03:24
50th by my count with your vote we are tied at 19-19. I agree that the planes without the case would be great and that it is a shame if we are waiting longer for the planes because the case is causing problems, especially since I don't care if I ever get the case.

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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 17 April 2007 11:30
Sniper wrote on Tue, 17 April 2007 03:24

50th by my count with your vote we are tied at 19-19. I agree that the planes without the case would be great and that it is a shame if we are waiting longer for the planes because the case is casuing problems, especially since I don't care if I ever get the case.

- which is exactly why DoW *have* to include some otherwise hard-to-get material. It will be too costly for them to make a special carrying case that doesn't sell in suficient numbers.

As I have said earlier am I not not too keen on the case either. The huge binder that contains all my scenarios will most likely not fit into the case, and I prefer a case large enough to fit everything - which I am beginning to think will have to be a suitcase (!)
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 17 April 2007 17:12
The thing is, the longer people has to wait for the case, the more they will shop for a substitute, and then they will see as having to pay too much for a some rules (that will surely be downloadable) and a couple of planes (there are plenty ww2 small scale manufacturers), since they already have a case. Confused Sad
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 17 April 2007 17:20
carrying case for me!

Brits 19 - Case 20
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 17 April 2007 19:02
Red Zebra may be onto something, it would be pretty easy to print the rules and find your own aircraft mini's. For that reason alone I think DOW should offer (1)the case with aircraft and (2) Aircraft without the case. I really have no desire to acquire the case and it could be the first M'44 expansion that I pass up. The more I think about the case and air sortie rules the less appealing they become.
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 17 April 2007 22:32
I agree that DoW might start losing loyal customers if they start trying to sell them things they don't want to buy just because they bundle some nice little toys (airplanes) with them.

Maybe that's the new marketing scheme at DoW.
They pulled a simular stunt with the promotianal creatures in Battlelore. If you didn't buy Battlelore from the retailer DoW preferred, you're left with the one lousy creature you get with the game itself.
Yet a big portion of the game (customized war councils) sort of relies on people having at least two creatures available.

Not that it matters a whole lot, but I will probably stay away from DoW products in the future if they start playing silly marketing tricks with Memoir too.
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Wed, 18 April 2007 01:12
Tie it up with the brits

20-20 all

      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Wed, 18 April 2007 15:17
ISOisNo1 wrote on Tue, 17 April 2007 21:32

...if they start playing silly marketing tricks...


Sound business practice IMHO.

My votes goes with what I know for certain Eric's team are working on... Carry Case.
[Com'on Eric - snap to it!!] Wink

20 - 21

[Updated on: Wed, 18 April 2007 15:17]

      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Thu, 03 May 2007 00:17
Pretty even so far, anyone else care to weigh in? Very Happy
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Sun, 06 May 2007 15:44
ww2 with out brits? american revishionist history? next thing you will tell me god made the earth was made in 6 days re carrying case make your own [i dont own memoir 44 and will not till the brits are represented
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Sun, 06 May 2007 17:01
21-21
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Sun, 06 May 2007 17:55
[quote title=player349930 wrote on Sun, 06 May 2007 14:44]ww2 with out brits? american revishionist history? next thing you will tell me god made the earth was made in 6 days re carrying case make your own [i dont own memoir 44 and will not till the brits are represented[/quote]


I wish they could have made the carrying case in six days...

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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Sun, 06 May 2007 19:47
Wee Sodjer schrieb am Sun, 06 May 2007 17:55

I wish they could have made the carrying case in six days...


Laughing Laughing
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Sun, 06 May 2007 20:07
While I would love to see a British expansion, I need the case to make all the M44 goodies accessible. In fact, I find myself playing the game less due to the hassle of all the scattered bits.

So, 21-22 case.
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Mon, 07 May 2007 21:56
okay sigh! why spend a zillion squid on a poxy box when you can make your own get! a shallow box EG a box file or choclet box, get some card cut it in to long strips then cut along the short ends
half way repet this all the way down the long strips then slot them together you shold now have a grid glue this grid to a card base that fits into your box raepet this till you have enuff trays
now give me brits now cos i cant make them

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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Mon, 07 May 2007 23:22
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 08 May 2007 00:36
no i cant av 2 votes 21-22 to the carry case

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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 08 May 2007 01:33
player349930 wrote on Sun, 06 May 2007 14:44

ww2 with out brits? american revishionist history? next thing you will tell me god made the earth was made in 6 days re carrying case make your own [i dont own memoir 44 and will not till the brits are represented]

It's not WW2 without the British- the British are well represented in the official scenarios. It's just a WW2 wargame with generic 'Allied' models represented by US pieces. If this is your reason for not buying M44 then I have to say that I believe you are cutting off your nose to spite your face.

More than that: if the much-called-for British expansion includes nothing more than British models with some new scenarios, then I think it'd be a wasted opportunity. What a 'British' expansion really needs IMO is a set of special nationality rules for the British, just like we saw for the Russians, the Japanese, and the USMC in the Eastern Front and Pacific Theatre expansions. But if you go that far for the British, then why not go the whole hog, and develop similar rules for the US Army and the Germans?

I would like to see these rules developed and released. Which is why I have to say that I believe that a premature release of a British expansion just for the sake of some nice models might not be the best way to develop M44. Wink
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 08 May 2007 12:48
I just bought the game myself along with all of the available expansions.

Now I need something to put all those cool pieces in so I can tote it over to my gaming friends.

Brits 21 -- Case 23

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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 08 May 2007 14:01
It's not WW2 without the British- the British are well represented in the official scenarios. It's just a WW2 wargame with generic 'Allied' models represented by US pieces.
if this is so why not use rectangel bloks you could use them to represent any army in history you could stand up on the short end to represt troops and lie them down to represent tanks,if its just
a "generic" game then M44 is not 4 me what makes WW2 so fasanating
is the rase of technolagy and how can you not have special rules 4 the the germans and americans?

AND MAKE YOUER OWN GOD DARN CARRY CASES !

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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 08 May 2007 14:07
how do i get a cool gliff to represent me ?
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 08 May 2007 14:40
player349930 wrote on Tue, 08 May 2007 14:07

how do i get a cool gliff to represent me ?


Not sure what a 'gliff' is - but if you mean the pictorial Avatar like my blue Great Dane plate, then you can upload one or use of the available DoW characters by opening your account (link in the upper right corner of the screen).
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 08 May 2007 17:16
Roobarb wrote on Tue, 08 May 2007 13:01

It's not WW2 without the British- the British are well represented in the official scenarios. It's just a WW2 wargame with generic 'Allied' models represented by US pieces.

if this is so why not use rectangel bloks you could use them to represent any army in history you could stand up on the short end to represt troops and lie them down to represent tanks,if its just
a "generic" game then M44 is not 4 me what makes WW2 so fasanating
is the rase of technolagy and how can you not have special rules 4 the the germans and americans?

AND MAKE YOUER OWN GOD DARN CARRY CASES !

It's true Roobarb: M44 could've been made with blocks, as GMT did with Richard Borg's Ancients version of the Commands and Colours system. It's just that DoW preferred to make the game with plastic models instead. And they only put 2 sets in the basic game because that made economic sense for them. Which is why American models have to stand in for the British right now.

And I agree with you that it's a shame that there aren't special nationality rules for the British, Germans and Americans. For whatever reason, Richard Borg and DoW decided not to include them in the basic M44 set. But that's not to say that M44 is a bland generic game. Far from it- it's a very exciting game, and the game I've played most since I bought it more than 2 years ago. And it's a game which could easily be developed by the addition of these special nationality rules.

In fact, I started a thread on this very subject not long ago. So who knows- maybe DoW will decide that this is an idea worth pursuing. I know I'm not the only one who hopes so. Wink

EDIT. Because player349930 is now Roobarb, so I changed the names to avoid confusion about who I was replying to.

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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 08 May 2007 18:46
nice one! mik or great dane
"IM NOT A NUMBER IM LITTEL RED GEEZA

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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 08 May 2007 19:10
its not that im saying its bland and i didnt mean to sound sarky i know the rules must be good 4 i av the barsteward brother BL and i love that game its just that im spoiled with my a&a minitures cossacs on horse back,my dirty 88 knockin shermans allover da shop
be4 they can get in range dam tommy cookers

ROLL BONES AN EM BASH BISHOPS!
sorry 4 any spelling mistakes im dislexic k.o.

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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 08 May 2007 22:53
Easily British North Africa Expansion for me.

The case would be difficult because you have a lot of people like me who own 2 sets of everything and the case available would likely be for only one set so you woul need to buy and carry around 2.

MYK
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Tue, 08 May 2007 23:22
I've already invested in a bunch of Planko boxes. They're only about $4 Canadian, so British Expansion gets my vote.

I believe my vote plus Mykalberta's brings the total to:

Brits 23 Case 23
      
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Re: Poll: Carrying Case or British Expansion? Wed, 09 May 2007 01:26
goober_357 wrote on Tue, 08 May 2007 17:22

I've already invested in a bunch of Planko boxes. They're only about $4 Canadian, so British Expansion gets my vote.

I believe my vote plus Mykalberta's brings the total to:

Brits 23 Case 23

what are "planko boxs " if this is the start of some home manerfacter then i take my hat off to you ! if not hers to u for takeing the inishitive . i bet your from B.C.
      
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