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Subject: picking up the game tnite... do I need a plano box? rss

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Jason Gong
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looking to pick up the game tonight and was wondering if I should pick up a plano box to go with it? which plano box do you guys suggest?

To the geekers that have picked up this gem, how you guys feel about putting the chits in baggies? how annoying is it to separate the chits when you pour them out before you start a game? is it worth it to pick up the plano box?

Thanks ahead of time for the replies
 
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Kris Moulton
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I use baggies for the chits. The game comes with quite a few and you could even separate each chit type so there is no sorting involved.
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Dan
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I find two bags sufficient. Pour 'em out and it's not hard to find the denomination you need in a pile. No need to sort. That's for compulsive people. I promise I can get a chit faster than anyone can pull one out of a plano box (even a GMT chit tray!).

Card sleeves on the other hand...

I'd invest in some nice KMC clears to make shuffling easier.
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James Blogg
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Thanks for the tips - my version arrives via Fedex today also!
 
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Need? Not really, you can do it with baggies.

I use a small Plano box for each side, with the chits divided up 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5/6/7/8 and the die in the 6th spot. I don't know what the Plano # is, but it is small.
 
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Make sure the plano box is thin.

A GMT counter tray is another way to organize the counters, the problem is there is not a lot of space in the box with the fancy new deluxe map and a counter tray; all the cards will fit but they have to be stowed pretty tightly.

A few baggies will store the counters well enough.

Have fun with your new game. Don't forget to do Military Ops each turn

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I have most of my wargames in Planos or counter trays, but I didn't think it was necessary for this one. I think I used three of the provided baggies: one each for Russian and US influence markers and one for all the other ones. They all fit under the middle section of the insert and all my cards (sleeved in my case) fit at the ends of the insert. I might make a couple tuck boxes to make the cards a little neater, but this is one that I wouldn't bother to Plano.
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Quote:
I use a small Plano box for each side, with the chits divided up 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5/6/7/8 and the die in the 6th spot. I don't know what the Plano # is, but it is small.


I use this exact same box. I found mine in the fishing section of Walmart. Bought 2 of them, about $2 each.
 
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I use this exact same box. I found mine in the fishing section of Walmart. Bought 2 of them, about $2 each.

Yup - sounds like the ones I use, I use them for lots of games & buy 'em 8 or 10 at a time from Wally World.

They make the top of the box not quite fall all the way down over the bottom, but since 90% of my games are like that anyway, it doesn't bother me.
 
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i stick 'em in baggies. Once we're playing, I'll separate my chits into two piles for high/low denominations while it's my opponent's turn.
 
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I have my counters (old version) separated in three Fisherman's Friend metal boxes, like these:



Works really well, and doesn't take up too much space in the box.
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Baggies, nuff said.
 
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For TS I prefer a Plano box or chit tray because you're basically picking up the pieces during play, and all the sorting has been done for you. That said, good luck finding one that will fit in the box with everything else. I tried finding one that would fit under the insert, which I measured to be about 3/4" high. No dice. I ended up using a GMT chit tray and with everything in the box, the lid closes about halfway. Oh well.
 
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