As I'm just in the process of stickering up my Austrian Expansion (a few poor quality blocks in this one!) I'm curious as to how you guys store the huge number of blocks with a view to making the game set up easier? I find the slowest part of a game was often sorting the blocks into units etc so I have addressed this issue by buying loads of transparent plastic business card boxes that I intend to label up with each different troops type from the base game onwards. Got as far as sorting the Russians and already it's quite a stack of boxes! Still, it seems to work and has really speeded up the process of setting up a scenario.
And on a similar note do you have any ideas as to how to sort the terrain tiles? being double sided makes this more difficult and I spend a lot of time going through them to find that last elusive few tiles. I learned quite quickly to use the scenarios as published here as they have the tile set up order ...... very useful indeed
Great game, I love it, just looking for any tips on setting up etc.
I put the blocks in zip-top plastic bags, sorted by unit type. I put the French, British and Portuguese armies (in their plastic bags) in plastic boxes I got at Wal-Mart; one box for each army. I use the original box for the board, dice, rules, terrain tiles and cards... the stuff you use for every game. I keep the expansion armies (zip-bagged) in their original boxes. Besides being a cheap solution, the advantage I see is that I don't have to transport everything if I don't need to. I can grab the main box, the French and the box containing France's opponent of the day. It is however, a disadvantage if you do need to transport everything... I have multiple boxes.
Some interesting ideas, thank you AamO1, that looks very neat and organised.
I went with plastic business card boxes, cheap and I can see whats in them! I take a drawer from the unit for set up - French & Austrians in one, British, Portuguese and Russians in another. Prussian box arrived this morning so I'll start another drawer once stickered (and I can take weeks over that!).
There are in Europe many good generals, but they see too many things at once. I see one thing, namely the enemy's main body. I try to crush it, confident that secondary matters will then settle themselves. ~Napoleon