Memoir ’44 – Showcase and Quick Review
Memoir ’44 by Days of Wonder is a great boardgame that I hold close to my heart. The reason it is close to my heart is because it is like a miniatures game, but super easy to get non-miniatures players to play. Whether a person plays just board-games or no games at all, most people are willing to give this game a shot. The mechanics are simple enough that it is easy to teach, yet there is a good deal of strategy. Because it is so much fun, I bought a number of the expansions for the system. Below is a picture of my Memoir ’44 collection.
|My Memoir ’44 collection… It consists of the Base Game, Terrain Pack, Pacific Theatre, Air Pack, Campaign Book 2, Breakthrough and the Winter/Desert Board.|
Inside the core box are a bunch of tiles, cards, figures, terrain pieces, dice, a gaming board and a beautiful rule book. Days of Wonder really did a fantastic job on this rule book. I find it well written and easy to use. My background playing BattleLore (1st Edition) helps, but I have even had an 8 year-old playing this game without an issue.
|A picture of the inside of the box.|
The Plano case in the box did not come in the game. I bought it separately to keep my minis organized. Open the lid, and see that I painted absolutely every single game piece in this set. To do this, I spray painted them White with Krylon Fusion for Plastic, painted my colours onto the pieces, stained them with MinWax to provide shading and finished with a coat of Clear Krylon Varnish. The paint on these figures has held up well for years despite being carried around in a Plano box.
|Open the box and see that I have painted every “mini” in the box.|
|These minis turned out great! All I did to them was a base coat followed by a stain wash. Fantastic!|
|And their backs.|
|My Tanks are not as impressive as the Infantry, but still look good.|
|Sword Beach recreated using the Breakthrough Map, Terrain Pack and Base Set.|
|Another look at the game board for Sword Beach on D-Day. The British are landing with plenty of infantry, tanks and guns. The Germans are well dug in. Who will win? Perhaps that will be the subject of another gaming post. 🙂|
|How impressive is this? 40 painted infantry figures, 15 painted tanks and 4 painted guns storm the beach. This is one of the reasons that I love getting this game onto the table.|
|Every Mini in my Pacific Theatre Box is painted.|
|I did these ones a little quicker because I wanted to get them to the table.|
|A close-up on the Japanese Infantry.|
|One of the Japanese Tanks.|
|A picture of the Air Pack.|
I hope that my readers enjoyed this Quick Review and Showcase of Memoir ’44.
Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!