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Michael Ward
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I was wondering how others are storing their counters and terrain tiles.

I put my counters in a counter tray. They fit fine, including the ones from the F&I War expansion. I put the tray in the bottom of the box, with the board on top of it. Then it dawned on me, what am I going to do with the terrain tiles? Bagging them didn't seem to be the answer. I guess I half expected a couple of tile wells like the Memoir '44 box has. Right now they're just lying loose on top of the board, stacked about five high. That's not terrible. But it upsets my sense of order.
 
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Ziplock sandwich and snack bags for me.

For each nationality, square counters go in a snack ziplock, which joins the rectangular counters in a sandwich ziplock.

Terrian tiles go in a couple of the sandwich ziplocks.

When I set up the game, I stack the rectangular counters so I'm not fishing one out when a 3 goes to a 2, for example.

I may try a counter tray, but I'll probably keep the tiles ziplocked.
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I am bagging it, similar to BradyLS, for now. I am considering doing a custom box insert out of mat board. If I do it, I'll post about it here.
 
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I have a Plano container box, probably like you. Everything but the hex tiles fit fine. Because the hex tiles are made of a thick cardstock/cardboard/whatever, (the components in this game are first rate), I just rubber band them into several groups. When the container is in the gamebox and placed flush on one of its lengths, there is just enough room along the other length to fit the hex tiles standing up between the box side and container. You just need to split the tiles up into five or six groups. Voila, everything fits neatly into the gamebox!
 
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Clear, plastic zipper bags as above.
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Clear bags for this guy! The only way to go!arrrh
 
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Michael Ward
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What I finally decided to do was make a terrain tile tray. I cut down an old Norton Anti-Virus 2006 box. I ended up with was a cardboard tray 1/2" deep, 7.5" wide, and 10 3/4" long. This was deep enough to stack tiles up to seven high. Though I only needed to stack them four or five high. There is room for 20 stacks in a 4x5 arrangement. Yet I only made 19 stacks. I used #20 for the four dice. The overall width left enough wiggle room for me to get my fingers between the tray and the sides of the box bottom so I could easily pick up the tray by its sides. I stapled and taped the corners. My 84 tiles now have a nice orderly home that ought to be sturdy enough to hold up.
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Very ingenious! It's a great way to recycle materials, not to mention a good storage box! wow
 
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