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Reznik1234
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Which expansion to get next? Fri, 08 February 2013 05:11
I tried to do a search on this topic, but had no luck. I love games with expansions and after getting the base game and playing tonight, I want to start looking at the expansions.

Which one should I get next? I plan on getting them all at some point, but is ther a logical progression that I could take?

Thanks!
      
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Re:Which expansion to get next? Fri, 08 February 2013 06:55
Welcome to the best board game out there!! You're in for an exciting ride and we're glad you found your way to the forums. Here are a few things to think about when looking at expansions:

1) If you haven't already discovered it, check out the Online game. You can play about 25 free battles and try a few expansions (Eastern Front and Pacific Theater) to see if you like those before buying the physical copy.

2) Future expansions all depend on what part of World War II you're most interested in.

3) The Campaign Book #1 and the Air Pack are both out of print and available as PDF files. They could be inexpensive expansions that add some fun, if you want.

4) There are lots of helpful documents out there that outline which expansion goes with which other expansion...I'm sure other players will jump in with their ideas and suggestions as well.

Again, welcome to the community! It's great to have new fans of the game join us. Cool
      
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Re:Which expansion to get next? Fri, 08 February 2013 10:19
I think you can somewhat group the expansions.

Pacific theatre is an expansion that works well with just the base game.

With Mediterranean theatre and eastern front, it is best to have the winter/desert board, so these 3 go together.

With winter wars, it is best to buy the breakthrough boards. Breakthrough is much better with the deck of cards from winter wars, and winter wars has quite some breakthrough scenarios.
It is best to buy these only if you already own the army packs above, since you'll need the terrain and units for the breakthrough scenarios

It is best that you already own all the above before you buy the equipment pack to get the most from the scenarios that come with it.

If you can get enough players together, or you want a larger board, I recommend you the operation overlord expansion, a second base game and the still available battle maps.

If you can play multiple games against the same opponent, I recommend you the campaign book.

That's my take on it.
      
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Re:Which expansion to get next? Fri, 08 February 2013 11:51
When I started my interest in Memoir 44 I bough the expansions in the following order:


Terrain Pack
Pacific Front
Mediterranean Front & Eastern Front & Winter/Desert board
2nd Base game
The Battlemaps & Overlord expansion (because I had a number of friends also wanting to play)
Campaign Book 1
Breakthrough & Winter Wars expansion
Campaign Book 2
Air Pack
Equipment Pack

There is no correct way of going about it, however as some have mentioned, and as indicated above, certain expansions lend themselves to others.

Good luck in your gaming quest!

Jim
      
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Re:Which expansion to get next? Fri, 08 February 2013 12:04
This document might help you decide which expansion to get next.
Download it here: http://cdn.daysofwonder.com/uploads/userpages/272628/_5766.p df

It lists the rules, terrain tiles, and other items with each expansion.

      
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Re:Which expansion to get next? Fri, 08 February 2013 16:31
I bought mine in order of publishment.
      
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Re:Which expansion to get next? Fri, 08 February 2013 20:02
My first few purchases after the base game were:

Terrain Pack
Eastern Front
Pacific

I didn't buy the Winter/Desert board until after this, so you can play all eastern front scenarios without the winter map, if you can stand the sub-optimal aesthetics.
      
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  Re:Which expansion to get next? Sun, 10 February 2013 05:41
Skip a mortgage payment, buy doubles on most of it. Laughing

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Re:Which expansion to get next? Sun, 10 February 2013 15:42
lol Laughing Very Happy
      
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Re:Which expansion to get next? Sun, 17 February 2013 06:33
There was a post saying which scenarios he played more often than others.

I had 5 scenarios I've played 25x or more each. You're not likely to say that for face-to-face games, so buying Memoir'44 Online credits seems to be your best bet. It helps that it (nearly always) plays the rules correctly, so you can learn that way. I've played over a thousand games online, so by far it's the best "expansion".

For face-to-face play my count is as follows:
Winter Wars: 39 games with Winter Combat Cards.
Terrain Pack: ~37 games played with mines and tiles (e.g. mountains, roads, marshes);
Air Pack: ~30 games with Air Rules, whether or not the planes appeared. Note: I use the Air Pack reference cards with every face-to-face game.
Overlord: 14 games including 2 on Vassal. I didn't buy the expansion, but used the double-deck and two-sets method.
Stalingrad Battle Map: 8 games so far with Urban Combat Cards (incl. one on Vassal), or its scenarios.

Breakthrough: 30 games so far, including 9 with Winter Wars, 6 w/Air Rules, (25/30 used BT deck from Winter Wars).

Desert/Winter Board: 29 Winter games (with Winter Wars) & 8 Desert games (w/Mediterranean Theater components and scenarios from Disaster at Dieppe).

Mediterranean Theater Note: we played all the scenarios from the Med pack Online. There are scenarios in BT where some units use the British "Battle Back" while Americans do not, so you need to distinguish Allied figures.

Disaster at Dieppe Battle Map so far 3 games (included as Desert and OL above).

We got the Eastern Front Pack this December after we'd played a few games where we used desert towns to act as ruins and Target Markers for Sniper badges. Note: we played the EF scenarios Online.

We don't have the Pacific Theater. We played most PT scenarios Online. In a couple games we used Marshes for Rice Paddies and Forests for Jungles. PT and its scenarios has more Japanese infantry than there are German infantry in the Base Game; we came up short trying to substitute in the O-L game.

We don't have the Campaign Books. So far we've played 8 games in a campaign mode (bonuses for previous victory, running score, etc.).

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