Saturday, 21 July 2012

Memoir '44 Expansion Sets

I recently ordered several of the expansion sets for MEMOIR '44, and part of the order was delivered today. I bought ...

Eastern Front



This set contains:
  • 42 Russian soldiers
  • 24 T-34 tanks
  • 6 ZIS-3 guns
  • A Political Commissar chip marker
  • 44 double-sided Terrain tiles
  • 10 round markers
  • 4 obstacles
  • 14 Special Unit badges
  • A booklet that contains new, additional rules and eight historical scenarios
Pacific Theatre



This set contains:
  • 48 Japanese infantrymen
  • 12 Type 95 Ha-Go light tanks
  • 6 Type 98 75mm anti-aircraft guns
  • 44 double-sided Terrain tiles
  • 10 round markers
  • 4 obstacles
  • 14 Special Unit badges
  • A night attack visibility chart
  • A booklet that contains new, additional rules and eight historical scenarios
Winter/Desert Board Map


This is a double-sided board map with Winter (i.e. snow covered) terrain on one side and Desert (i.e. sand) terrain on the other.

I am still awaiting delivery of the Breakthrough board maps. This set contains two double-sided board maps that are 13 hexes x 17 hexes (the normal boards are 9 hexes x 13 hexes), and which cover all the terrain types used in MEMOIR '44 (i.e. Countryside, Beach, Winter, and Desert). These larger boards will enable me to fight somewhat larger battles.

I have only had time today to have a cursory look at what I have bought ... but it looks like it has lots of potential and should enhance my existing MEMOIR '44 collection.

8 comments:

  1. I have them too Bob and very versatile they are mot just for memoir 44 games. Also have the airwar expansion which gives you 4 aircraft

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  2. Johntheone,

    I suspect that the bits and pieces (especially the boards) will get lots of use for both Memoir '44 battles and ones using my own rules.

    I might have considered buying the Air War expansion set if I could have found a copy on sale in the UK.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. The Russian set is great. Love teh Russian command rule. Play the Stalingrad scenario some time if you have an opponent; it's a great game that really lets the M44 rules show through.

    I've not bothered with the Pacific one as it's not a theatre which interests me (even despite my now living in it :) )

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  4. Kaptain Kobold,

    Thanks for the recommendation. As one of my projects is to fight an Eastern Front/Great Patriotic War campaign, I am hoping that that supplement will be a step towards achieving that.

    Likewise Tim Gow and I have discussed an island-hopping campaign, and the Pacific supplement may prove useful with that potential project.

    All the bet,

    Bob

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  5. Thanks for the quick review. I have been thinking of getting some of these sets for a while now and now I think I shall have to!

    Luke

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  6. Luke Hunter,

    I am please that I could be of help. I certainly think that I will get my money's worth from them.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  7. I also recommend the Eastern Front rules. The Russian command mechanics got me to thinking of new ways to apply it, possibly in a Great War Memoir context.

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  8. Paul Leach,

    Thanks for the recommendation.

    I have yet to read through the booklet in any detail, but a cursory glance indicated that some of the new rules it includes are well worth using.

    All the best,

    Bob

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