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I finally got a copy of this game. I am scared to punch it though until I can find the best way to keep it organized.

What has worked for my fellow BGGers?
 
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I use a GMT counter tray for each nationality and one for markers.
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chang1701 wrote:
I finally got a copy of this game. I am scared to punch it though until I can find the best way to keep it organized.

What has worked for my fellow BGGers?


Custom boxes per nationality.

May the Force Box Be With You!

GMT tray compatible but much trimmer and organized. And I have all of CCE.

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When I only had CC:E I was able to fit 3 GMT counter trays plus all the other materials and maps in the box. When I got CC:M, I switched to using 5 counter trays in 1 box (which holds all nationalities including CC:R counters) and the other box for all flat materials.

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I finally got a copy of this game. I am scared to punch it though until I can find the best way to keep it organized.

What has worked for my fellow BGGers?
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srmansfield wrote:
When I only had CC:E I was able to fit 3 GMT counter trays plus all the other materials and maps in the box. When I got CC:M, I switched to using 5 counter trays in 1 box (which holds all nationalities including CC:R counters) and the other box for all flat materials.

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I finally got a copy of this game. I am scared to punch it though until I can find the best way to keep it organized.

What has worked for my fellow BGGers?

With CC:E, CC:M, and battle packs 1 and 2, the following system has worked well for me:

CC:E box: maps, cards, player aids, laser sight, small boxes for VP and smoke counters
CC:M box: 4 GMT trays, holding the rest of the counters
3-ring binder: rules, scenario booklets and cards, reinforcement sheets
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This is, imo, the best way. I've been using it for 7 years, and have never been tempted to abandon it.

The beading boxes as counter trays, at least, you should strongly consider. One box for each nationality, and one for informational counters. HUGELY better than the flimsy, self-emptying GMT counter trays. You can fling 'em across the room and not a counter escapes.

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/5528675#5528675

And here is the proper link for the locking counter trays:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004N5MIF8/ref=sr_1_...

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Way too bulky for my tastes.

But thanks for sharing. Might work for me in other areas.

I've never had a GMT tray self empty unless I was dumb. 😀
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chicklewis wrote:
The beading boxes as counter trays, at least, you should strongly consider. One box for each nationality, and one for informational counters. HUGELY better than the flimsy, self-emptying GMT counter trays. You can fling 'em across the room and not a counter escapes.

I've never had a GMT counter tray self-empty.

This is perhaps because I don't fling mine across the room. (I'm weird that way!) I can see how flinging trays across the room might cause them to self-empty.
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Never had a GMT tray self empty either. Those clamshell Chessex trays, on the other hand....

To answer the OP, I put two nationalities in each GMT tray. So three trays for the 6 base armies (both CC:E and CC:M), one tray for all the other counters, string, etc. One box gets the four trays, the other box gets all the maps, cards, and rules. The scenarios and reference cards are kept in protector sheets in a 3-ring binder.
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I went and got a set of these -



https://www.amazon.com/Darice-2025-251-Clear-Container-Stora...

Each individual container has a screw on lid for holding the chits. It works great. You can find these at Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Jo Ann, so you can get them for about $6 each with coupons and a willingness to go back and get them one at a time.

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With all expansions I have:

One counter tray for each each nationality, with the French and Resistance consolidated into one tray, plus one tray for markers. Smoke and Objective chits go in small baggies for easy dumping into cups.

Marker tray, Germans, scenarios, rules, etc. go in the Europe box.

Rest of the counter trays in the Med box.

Maps in Resistance box.

Sleeved decks in 800ct. card box.

A small bag with three plastic ramekins and a ID badge reel that I have on my shelf for any wargame that needs cups and LOS string.
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This is from a year or so ago... The only change now is the counters are in my custom trays (noted above)

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