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Subject: Counter Trays or Baggies? rss

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Steven Larsen
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NR:NAF doesn't have many components, but I was wondering if any commercially available counter trays will fit the box. It seems a pretty close call as it is with the top of the box lid barely fitting over the contents in the bottom portion. The the card would need to fit somewhere as well.

I literally have no games right now with any trays to test this on. Otherwise I could just use the baggies I suppose.
 
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I've got standard GMT trays (I think that's what they're called). Fits perfectly. The deeper boxes GMT is using for other games would be better, but NRNA is not as overstuffed as other games I have.
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Sometimes GMT trays need trimmed with scissors to fit in the boxes... But they're the best.
No Retreat Italian Front is the best for everything going back in the box.

Baggies are always worse than trays
 
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Baggies aren't always worse. A friend uses some deep trays for his games, the type often used for stowing things like sewing supplies. They're high quality trays, but he just won't listen to me when I tell him they're too deep for storing most wargaming bits.

This is particularly true for the COIN games. He had me set up his Falling Sky the other day. It was a pain in the @$$ getting those wood bits out of those deep trays. I find this particularly frustrating because I store the COIN faction wood bits in baggies. There's only a few types of bits for each faction, they dump out of baggies in an instant, and they're easily sorted. I pointed this out but he just won't listen to me.

Note I use shallow GMT trays for the COIN counters. I still think baggies are better for the wood bits.
 
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Baggies can work great for low counter games sometimes. It is a case by case issue.

I was wondering if you can still fit the cards in the No Retreat box with the GMT trays? I was trying to find something with a card well built in, but no luck.
 
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I find it's overstuffed just a bit, not anyway near as bad as, for example, Twilight Struggle. Note I bundle the NRNA and NR Crete cards separately. That helps limit the overstuffing.
 
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I always used GMT trays for my games. But I admit that for this game a series of baggies might just do the trick very well as there are not that many counters.
 
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