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Alan Hunter
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I have some FFG card sleeves which l am using with Combat Commander, they are very slippery, my cards just keep sliding off each other. Are there other makes just as good where the cards do not keep sliding off all the time.
 
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I've found most new sleeves do the slip-n-slide. They should 'roughen' up rather quickly once you start using them.

Some that I've found to be a bit less slick out of the package are any of the solid colors from Ultra Pro and the matte-finish sleeves from KMC.
 
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alboy01 wrote:
I have some FFG card sleeves which l am using with Combat Commander, they are very slippery, my cards just keep sliding off each other. Are there other makes just as good where the cards do not keep sliding off all the time.


The Swan Panasia sleeves do not slip. You can find them here:

http://www.vtes.de

Search for "Sleeves"
 
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alboy01 wrote:
I have some FFG card sleeves which l am using with Combat Commander, they are very slippery, my cards just keep sliding off each other. Are there other makes just as good where the cards do not keep sliding off all the time.


Eat a big bag of smiths crisps , make sure you lick your fingers.
DO NOT WIPE YOUR FINGERS ON YOUR CLOTHES... GROSS! use the cards instead to collect the fat,starch, corn syrup,salt and other chemical crap in our foods and then you should be all set!! No more sliding!

Dam I am on a problem solving run today.
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I used Mayday games premium sleeves (dark green package). At first the cards do not stack on top of each other at all, but after a few plays this improves. I have small wooden boxes to hold the decks in place during play.

I certainly think if you value your investment, you need sleeves. I have already seen wear on some sleeves after 8 or so plays. Also of note, the CC Med cards are of horribly thin quality compared to the newer print run versions of Europe and Pacific. and if you do not sleeve them, then I can't see how they will last over time.

CC is a card driven game. If one card gets damaged, the game could be potentially ruined. I won't have my set without them.
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I just took the time to strip all my CCP cards out of their protectors.

Looks awesome and was a very liberating experience.
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shager wrote:
I certainly think if you value your investment, you need sleeves. I have already seen wear on some sleeves after 8 or so plays.

Then your sleeves must wear faster than my cards!

I've got 27 plays logged, playing with unsleeved cards, and the cards still look fine.
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Hear, hear! for unsleeved cards! Though mine are getting a bit...conditioned. I noticed today I've got a couple German cards that have nice bends! surprise Neither me or my regular opponents, however, have bothered to memorize which cards exactly they are. cool
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The previously owned copy I just purchased came pre-sleeved, which I'm not going to complain about given what I've read about the amount of card churn in the game. I've never played with sleeved cards before, and unless they give me trouble shuffling (I love the riffle shuffle), I'll probably leave them as-is (even though I don't anticipate subjecting my copy to nearly as much play as some of the players here).

 
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I purchased a used first edition of this, and my cards showed they had been played. What I did was buy a replacement set, which I will get around to sleeving...eventually...
 
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I've worn out 2 Up Front decks in years gone by and I finally sleeved my CC cards after some 100+ games when the corner came off a German action card. I checked out the advice here and at Consimworld and got myself some Ultrapro sleeves. They are a nice size.

The sleeves were a bit fiddly for a while: making the cards slippery and shuffling awkward. They're worn in now though. The card decks don't slip over in untidy sprawls and I find I can riffle shuffle the way I did the unsleeved decks. Highly recommended.

Counters though, now that's a different matter. Some of my counters are very worn indeed.
 
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JMcL63 wrote:
Counters though, now that's a different matter. Some of my counters are very worn indeed.

Perhaps in the future, people will also be sleeving counters...
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russ wrote:
JMcL63 wrote:
Counters though, now that's a different matter. Some of my counters are very worn indeed.

Perhaps in the future, people will also be sleeving counters...


Excellent idea!! Perhaps since I am also a card game player I would never think of playing any game without sleeving its cards, but the idea of sleeving counters is appealing. But seriously, I seriously thought about coating my counters with some good protecting varnish, my German counters were so worn after 200+ plays. Eventually I just got myself a second set of them (read: a second boxed game) .
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