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Eric Burden

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Hi,
Just looking for thoughts how others store their ASL counters once they are punched?

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Devon Harmon
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I am a firm believer in the Plano 3701.

I went through about 2-3 different organizational schemes before finally settling on the 3701. Here is a shot of what I was using before:


They are a bit thicker than they need to be, and there is a lot of dead space. The 3701s fit into the same bag, so I can carry around the entire order of battle if need be.
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Unpunched is pretty nice. Very flat, sorted and you keep a high resale value!
Kidding aside, there will be too many answers and none of them will be perfect for you
 
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Philip von Doomula
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You can always use this method:

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Mike Owens
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See this thread for some ideas:

Storing ASL counters
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J. R. Tracy
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I've seen many, many clever solutions to the storage question, and a few not-so-clever solutions too! Plano 3701 tackle boxes are a popular choice; Raaco, a Danish(?) company, makes some nifty carrying cases but they are pricey and tough to find in the States. Moving away from plastic storage boxes, I've seen folks used coin envelopes (very compact) and matchboxes (built into large 'bricks', surprisingly sturdy and also compact). Plastic baggies quickly get out of hand, so I haven't seen them used too often. Classic counter trays like those used by GMT are popular but are quickly overwhelmed by the sheer volume of a full ASL kit.

Most ridiculous storage system I've ever seen? Bob Bendis' notorious garbage bag o' counters! I gotta find a picture of that and post it here some day.

Meanwhile, I suggest you check out Mark Pitcavage's gallery of storage systems, found here:

http://www.desperationmorale.com/museum/aslmuseum-counters.h...

Enjoy, and good luck!

JR
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Andy Beaton
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My kit is optimized for portability. Counters go in nested ziploc bags - all the 4-6-7's go into a baggie, which goes into the German Infantry jumbo freezer bag, which goes into an even bigger bag which I take with me when I go out gaming.
I can stick some mapboards and scenarios in my rules binder, stick it in my backpack and add in a few freezer bags for the OB I want that day and I'm set to go.
Also - it's super cheap.
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Spencer Armstrong
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aiabx wrote:
My kit is optimized for portability. Counters go in nested ziploc bags - all the 4-6-7's go into a baggie, which goes into the German Infantry jumbo freezer bag, which goes into an even bigger bag which I take with me when I go out gaming.
I can stick some mapboards and scenarios in my rules binder, stick it in my backpack and add in a few freezer bags for the OB I want that day and I'm set to go.
Also - it's super cheap.


The other sensible thing Andy does:

He only cuts counters out when he's going to use them. I'm too OCD for it, but it makes a LOT of sense.

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Chris Drake
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3701's were never available around here so I have always gone with the 3700's. The compartments are deeper than the 3701's but they serve there purpose.

 
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Gamesmeister99 wrote:
3701's were never available around here so I have always gone with the 3700's. The compartments are deeper than the 3701's but they serve there purpose.



I order my 3701s from Amazon. I've never seen one for sale in an actual store.
 
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Lee Kennedy
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I found a local fishing supply store that carries them. Check some of those out if you don't want to order online.
 
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Shane Woyak
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Cabelas carries 3701s...
 
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swoyak wrote:
Cabelas carries 3701s...


Dick's sometimes does, too.

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Spencer Armstrong wrote:
swoyak wrote:
Cabelas carries 3701s...


Dick's sometimes does, too.

S


They also used to sell a "7 for the price of 6" deal, but now they just have a Pro-pack. I'm not sure if that's just 6 or 7.
 
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Rousseau Burton
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I did a lot of research on the matchbox method and posted a summary here

http://forums.gamesquad.com/showthread.php?99524-ASL-Storage...

(the linked picture is on consimworld which is currently down for a few days, here's another example picture)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/SlyFrog/MatchboxStorag...

The post has which matchbox size, where to buy them, and what size bricks to make (seen in the picture). Keep in mind that 5/8" vehicles, and possibly ordinance, are better handled with coin envelopes. The picture shows a Beyond Valor box neatly fill to the top with matchbox bricks holding a large percentage of the ASL 1/2" counters. I like this method as it's 100% cardboard which fits the game better than plastic, uses less space, is lighter, cheaper and easy to change around as new products come out.
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I thought they were just stored in a bath?
 
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I use bead sorters from Michaels. They're about $2 each and I use one for each country. Granted I only have a few games (BV, DB, FKaC, VotG) and the three Starter Kits, but it seems to work for me for the time being.
 
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KirkH wrote:
I use bead sorters from Michaels. They're about $2 each and I use one for each country. Granted I only have a few games (BV, DB, FKaC, VotG) and the three Starter Kits, but it seems to work for me for the time being.


"it seems to work for me"

Good enough.

When I no longer feel that, I reorganize.

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One suggestion no matter what system you use - label your storage. I use Plano's and have each bin labelled with their contents. Others use the lid as a chart or have a paper insert. Whatever works.

Helps me find vehicles, and helps others when they use my kit.
 
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This is what I use for vehicles





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Interesting. Do you have a picture of your entire system?
 
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Nice use of all those left over tape cases Brian.
 
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Hey Mark what are those cases and where can they be found?
 
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brodemir wrote:
Hey Mark what are those cases and where can they be found?


I get them at a local mall store in Metro Manila that sells all types of containers and bags, I think they're meant to carry pills and such.
 
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Interesting. Do you have a picture of your entire system?


I'll post a picture of the entire system when I'm done putting it together. I haven't yet done the U.S., Commonwealth, Japanese, and Chinese vehicles.
 
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