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Almilcar
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Memoir'44 chits - Track the ordered units! Thu, 14 February 2013 17:02
Hello,

sometimes it can be hard to track all of the units that are ordered in a single turn, mainly in the BT/OL format.

We decided to build a set of markers to keep tracking the units that were ordered, moved and finished its combat action. Simply flipping over the chit, you can see at a quick peek whats going on.

Here is what we have printed out for our games.
http://i45.tinypic.com/2popo2x.png

Hopefully some other players might find it useful. You may download the PDF file (15kbs) in my user pages http://www.daysofwonder.com/en/mypage/923131/m44/story#_inde x_10

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clexton27
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Re:Memoir'44 chits - Track the ordered units! Thu, 14 February 2013 17:10
I just use small colored tokens I got at a TEACHER Supply Store.

BLUE - Ordered
GREEN - Moved
YELLOW - Attacker
RED - Target

Just remove the token after moved if the unit cannot Battle.

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Re:Memoir'44 chits - Track the ordered units! Thu, 14 February 2013 22:38
I have been using these types of markers for a number of years. I found great ones about 3 years ago(a private vendor at WBC seels them). They are circles mounted on a circular base and made of plastic. They come in several different colors and I have labeled them to make it easier for players to know which color stands for what.

I mark units with both a green (move) and red (fire) marker when it is ordered. After it completes its move, the green marker is removed and if it can battle the fire marker remains until the combat phase. It is removed after the unit declares its attack.
I also use a yellow marker to mark the current target.

I also have white markers to mark Air Power targets and Black for Barrage. I use orange to indicate which units fire with +1 attack when units are ordered by Firefight, Close Assault, TFh ect. These come in real handy in OL games as units hwich have a bonus roll may be in the same area as units that fire normal.

I came up with the idea after seeing a few many players point in the general direction of a group of units which could fire and /or be a target to declare their attacks. This way you know for sure what is going on.
      
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Re:Memoir'44 chits - Track the ordered units! Thu, 14 February 2013 23:42
I use the chits that came with operation overlord or I just use dice.

I've never had a need to distinguish between ordered, moved and battled. That's because I don't play with separate Order and Move phases. I'm surprised anyone actually does that ( Shocked ) as it doesn't seem intuitive to me.

I simply order and move at the same time, placing a chit on each unit. When it comes to battle phase, simply remove the chit as each battle is resolved. Distinguishing the unit attacked seems overkill to me as everyone I've met simply points to the unit and rolls. But whatever... Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Memoir'44 chits - Track the ordered units! Fri, 15 February 2013 09:01
For overlord I use the Operation Overlord chits to mark units ordered.
When they move the chit stays with them if they are elligible to battle.
Once they have battled or moved in a way that they can't battle the marker goes of.
      
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Re:Memoir'44 chits - Track the ordered units! Fri, 15 February 2013 11:23
Sgt Storm wrote on Thu, 14 February 2013 17:42

Distinguishing the unit attacked seems overkill to me as everyone I've met simply points to the unit and rolls.


In many of the early OL games that I had run that turned out to be the problem. Some players would quickly point at groupings of units any one of which could be attacking or be the target. Many times play would be held up as players would ask for clarification of an attacking player's intentions.

Even at the WBC Memoir '44 tournament I have had to request that my opponent restate his attack (either firing unit and/or target) before he rolled the dice. I use my markers at this event and encouage my opponents to do likewise and many do.

In other words, not all players are very clear (one actually waved his hand at several units) as to what they are doing when attacking. I feel these markers save time and avoid confusion and keep the game flowing a bit better.
      
Erik Uitdebroeck
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Re:Memoir'44 chits - Track the ordered units! Fri, 15 February 2013 12:51
ad79 wrote on Fri, 15 February 2013 09:01

For overlord I use the Operation Overlord chits to mark units ordered.
When they move the chit stays with them if they are elligible to battle.
Once they have battled or moved in a way that they can't battle the marker goes of.



That's exactly the same way I do it.
      
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Re:Memoir'44 chits - Track the ordered units! Fri, 15 February 2013 22:02
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Even at the WBC Memoir '44 tournament I have had to request that my opponent restate his attack (either firing unit and/or target) before he rolled the dice. I use my markers at this event and encouage my opponents to do likewise and many do.



Yeah that happened to me a few times. I find it simpler (and less formal) to ask for clarification, but that's me.
      
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Re:Memoir'44 chits - Track the ordered units! Fri, 15 February 2013 22:04
That is, I'm simple and informal Laughing
      
    
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