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Subject: Will this game fit on a standard card table (with the fold up legs)? rss

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Wesley Jones
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Would love to purchase this game in June when it is re-released, but I don't have a single available surface in the house (besides the floor). I could use the kitchen table but for some reason we need to put food on it often , so the map would have to be moved off before I could finish a game.
Hence, my question.

Also, there are so many chits. . . for you that own the game, how do you organize them best?

Thanks
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Blake Phillips
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I think it would be to wide... my advice... go buy a poster frame and put the map in that and then it will sit fine on a card table.
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That's a pretty smart idea. But are there game components that occur off-map?
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Chris Hobbs
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It fits and plays fine on the cheap fold-up card table I've used for it. Except for the replacement counters for units and markers, everything else fits within the confines of the map; there are boxes on map for storing german reinforcements, for example. The biggest issue I had initially was the plethora of charts, but I ended up printing and laminating the reference panel available here: DDAOB Reference Panel. It's great, and only adds about 6" along the entire bottom of the map.

As to organization, I use those 7-day pill flip-top pill holders you can get cheap at the drugstore. I think I have four of them for DDAOB. They're compact, fit the counters well, and they close up firmly so if they get knocked around it's no big deal.

Hope this helps!
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Tom Kassel
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Place your laptop on the table and play with vassal. Loadsa space.
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Craig H
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I buy the poster frames for most of my games.

1. Makes a nice flat surface for pieces, no folds in map "adjusting chits"
2. Makes for nice art on the wall when not playing.
3. Allows you to set up and then move (albeit, very carefully) your game to the top of the fridge for the night, so the cat doesn't decide to play "General" with your battalions.
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Blake Phillips
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LancerDeuce wrote:
It fits and plays fine on the cheap fold-up card table


I must have a small card table then - doesn't fit on mine.
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Phil Miller
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Yaboo wrote:
LancerDeuce wrote:
It fits and plays fine on the cheap fold-up card table


I must have a small card table then - doesn't fit on mine.


We must have the same card table. The map hangs over a bit width wise on mine.
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luvmywife wrote:


Also, there are so many chits. . . for you that own the game, how do you organize them best?

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The counters organize easily into two GMT counter trays. I'm able to fit the whole game (map, rules, counter trays, sleeved cards) into the original box for storage.
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Ryan King
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Does anyone else use the card sleeve packages to actually hold the cards in the box together??? its a good way to fit card into the wargame boxes without them sliding around everywhere (usually takes 2-3 packages per game....which I shamefully always have).
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Jan Tuijp
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ryanking wrote:
Does anyone else use the card sleeve packages to actually hold the cards in the box together??? its a good way to fit card into the wargame boxes without them sliding around everywhere (usually takes 2-3 packages per game....which I shamefully always have).


I used Firepigeons tuckbox. Very nice.

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