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Ryan Keane
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I'm pretty tired of sorting through hex tiles, even when they are relatively well organized in different plano sections.

I was thinking the ideal might be a binder with plastic protectors, like people use for CCG cards, since I could easily see both sides. At least for the more unusual tiles. Maybe pulling them in and out of the pockets would still eventually drive me crazy.

Anyone tried binder plastic protectors? If so, what size pockets is optimal for tiles?
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I'd measure the tile and get the closest fitting pocket I could . . .

It's probably the best organization you get and fast to set up with the downside of being expensive and possibly hard to find depending on the size of the tiles.
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the idea is good but not sure about the practicality

Packing up the game at the end of the evening would be a pain as you would have to individually place each tile in the protective slot, also ensuring you had the right page and position in order to make it easier to locate again on set up

I think that would drive me more nuts then picking up a stack of tiles and quickly sorting through them!
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I tried that but it was more work to me than it was worth. Instead, now I store them in tennis ball containers. With all of the expansions, I have them in three containers (keeping the Japanese, Winter Wars, and Russian Front tiles in their respective boxes. They all store easily into the M44 storage bag.
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Bob.Gibson wrote:
I tried that but it was more work to me than it was worth. Instead, now I store them in tennis ball containers. With all of the expansions, I have them in three containers (keeping the Japanese, Winter Wars, and Russian Front tiles in their respective boxes. They all store easily into the M44 storage bag.


How do you organise them? Or do you just tip them all out onto the table and root through?
 
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My storage is not coin pages except for the small tokens.

This is how I store my terrain tiles:


It is an Akro-Mils 05905.

The 6 spaces on the left are all of the winter tiles from Eastern Front and Winter Wars. The right 3 sections are the desert tiles from the Mediterranean expansion and the desert/green tiles from the terrain expansion. The middle 9 spaces are tiles from 2 base sets and the tiles that do not have winter or desert.

The only real difficulty is finding a tile that has only 1 copy such as the lighthouse.
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Top row to bottom row:

Dice (1), Winter Wars (4), Air Pack and custom snow/desert mountains (2)

Bunkers & the lot (1), Eastern Front (2), Pacific Theater (2), Mediterranean Theater (2)

Markers & Medals (1), Basic M44 (2), Terrain Pack (4)

Plastic obstacles & Mines, Card holders.

Edge of the Terrain are marked: light green for the Terrain Pack, Light Blue for Eastern Front, Dark Green for Pacific Theater, Orange for Mediterranean Theater
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hpgeek wrote:
My storage is not coin pages except for the small tokens.

This is how I store my terrain tiles:


It is an Akro-Mils 05905.

The 6 spaces on the left are all of the winter tiles from Eastern Front and Winter Wars. The right 3 sections are the desert tiles from the Mediterranean expansion and the desert/green tiles from the terrain expansion. The middle 9 spaces are tiles from 2 base sets and the tiles that do not have winter or desert.

The only real difficulty is finding a tile that has only 1 copy such as the lighthouse.


I currently have something like this, but my fingers have trouble pulling out a whole stack at a time, and I still have to go through a lot of stacks to find what I need. I can't remember what's from each expansion - I try to organize them by type, but since they're not consistently the same on both sides (e.g. all hill/forest), it's still a pain. A bigger plano like Victor's where I can stack them on their side and use labelled subdividers might be the way to go.
 
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I love Victor's idea of coloring the sides, although I don't think I'd do it by expansion, but rather come up with a system for the major tile types.
 
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You might see if a 12 pocket page fits the bill.

I do understand what you mean about finding the tiles. Once I switched to coin pages for the small tokens it became much easier to find what I was looking for. If you don't see it on one page just turn it to see the other side.
 
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