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Subject: Blocks and Map Board and Finishing. rss

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Soltan Gris
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I just purchased the game and expansions and was wondering if I should use 'Krylon Clear Matte Finish 1311' on the blocks?

I also thought is uding Krylon Clear Matte Finish 1311 on the Map Board? Any input? Advice?

How did it go and how long have you had the game since you finished them?





 
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This game is being played a lot, and I have not heard anybody claiming the need to add any finish coat on blocks or board. The board is a high quality mounted one.

And the blocks are not the fog-of-war style of typical block games, they are stickered on both sides, so even if edges of some are marked it doesn't matter. BTW, the dice are indented, so little wear on the faces too.
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Soltan Gris
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Thank you.
 
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Kent Reuber
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I've not had any problems with either the blocks or the boards. I sleeve the cards, but don't protect the other components.
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The stickers for the dice have worn out repeatedly on my Ancients and Napoleonics but I've played hundreds of games - I put it down to the tense games making my hands perspire - but GMT have been great about sending me replacement stickers (and that's "over the pond" to UK. I still think they could add some replacement dice stickers when they do expansion sheets. Enjoy!
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I found that applying a coat of Future acrylic floor polish with a Q-tip seals and protects the sticker faces of the dice very well. Used that method on the wonderful wooden dice from Valley Dice, too. Sad they're not around anymore. Don't know what those products are called over there, but I think you will find similar in your neighborhood.
 
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Soltan Gris
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To All.

I applied 3 light coats of 'Krylon Clear Matte Finish 1311' to the Carthage Blocks and found that 1 sticker peeled 1/4 off at the edge. I am thinking it is due to the Finish drying and shrinking, pulling, the picture side of the sticker...pulling it off. If you do this on plain paper, you will see it curl.

This was one of the things that I thought might happen.
Anyone else?

I also think I should have went Semi-Gloss or Gloss and then Matt.
 
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Protecting the dice stickers is a good thing.
 
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