Memoir '44 Fans Annual Survey

Welcome to the first edition of the Memoir '44 Fans Annual Survey! This is meant to be a quick way to get some feedback from our forum users and the broader Memoir 44 Community. If you come here often but don’t have an account yet, this is a great time to create one to voice out what you’d like to see. Aside from the usual username/password account you can also log in with your Facebook or Google account.

About you

Let’s see how diverse our community is :slight_smile:

How long have you been playing Memoir 44?

  • Since the game came out in 2004
  • More than 5 years
  • 2-4 years
  • More than a year
  • Less than a year
  • I’ve only played a couple of times with friends

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How did you hear about the game?

  • Tried it at a game convention
  • Played at a friend’s house
  • Through my local board game store/club
  • On Board Game Geek
  • Other online sources
  • Other (please leave a comment!)

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Where are you based?

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Oceania

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Where do you play Memoir 44?

  • At home
  • At a friend’s house
  • Board game group near me
  • At a Memoir '44 club near me
  • Online
  • Other (please leave a comment!)

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Who do you typically play against?

Choose the most common options.

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Against online players
  • Other (please leave a comment!)

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What’s your favorite play format?

  • Standard
  • Breakthrough
  • Overlord
  • Over-through (Overlord + Breakthrough)
  • Operation Neptune (D-Day Landings)

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What are some of the things you enjoy most about the game?

Choose up to 3 options.

  • World War II History and Battles
  • Simplicity, even children can play
  • Community aspect
  • I like wargames in general
  • Large number of scenarios to play
  • Other (please leave a comment!)

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How do you typically pick scenarios to play?

Choose up to 3 options

  • Look through printed booklets, campaign books, etc.
  • Play a set of scenarios in sequence, e.g. by theater of war or campaign
  • Use a list of favorite maps that get played frequently
  • Community made scenarios and campaigns
  • Tournament scenarios from previous years
  • Try to play something different every time, there’s plenty to choose from
  • Play scenarios that people post about that I find interesting

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Forum Content

Help us make this an even better place for Memoir '44 players!

Which content would you like to see here?

Choose up to 3 options.

  • Campaigns and Scenarios
  • After Action Reports
  • Rules and Information about Terrain, Combat, etc.
  • Expansion Reviews
  • Video Playthroughs
  • Other (please leave a comment!)
  • Just here for the survey

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Can you navigate around the Forum easily?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Just here for the survey

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Are you able to use the search box to find the topics you’re looking for?

  • Yes
  • Sometimes
  • No
  • I don’t use the search box

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Campaigns and Scenarios

We strive to bring you the best option to look up Memoir '44 scenarios and we frequently add new ones to our library. You can help us improve by letting us know which type of scenarios you tend to look for, so we can tailor our library to your needs!

Which format of Memoir '44 scenario would you like to see more of here?

Pick 1-2 options

  • Standard
  • Breakthrough
  • Overlord

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Which theater of war would you like to see more of in the Forum?

Pick 1-2 options

  • Western Front
  • Eastern Front
  • Pacific Theater
  • Mediterranean Theater
  • Other Wars (Sino-Japanese conflict, Korean War, etc)

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Collections

This is the time to show out your collection and see how you stack up against everyone else!

How many copies of the base game do you own?

  • 0 (I’m waiting for the box to get home!)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3 or more

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Which of the army pack expansions do you own?

  • Eastern Front
  • Mediterranean Theater
  • Pacific Theater
  • None

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How many copies of each army pack do you own?

  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3 or more

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Which of the non-standard map boards do you have?

  • Winter/Desert Board
  • Breakthrough Boards
  • None

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Are you waiting for a reprint or looking to buy any of these hard to find expansions?

  • None
  • Air Pack (2007)
  • Campaign Bag (2008)
  • Campaign Book Vol 1 (2009)
  • Winter Wars (2010)
  • Breakthrough Kit (2010)
  • Battle Map Series (2008-2010)
  • Campaign Book Vol 2 (2011)
  • Equipment Pack (2012)
  • D-Day Landings (2014)

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Which expansions do you own?

  • None
  • Terrain Pack (2005)
  • Eastern Front (2005)
  • Pacific Theater (2006)
  • Air Pack (2007)
  • Campaign Bag (2008)
  • Operation Overlord (2008)
  • Mediterranean Theater (2008)
  • Campaign Book Vol 1 (2009)
  • Winter Wars (2010)
  • The Battle Map Series - Volume 1: Hedgerow Hell (2008)
  • The Battle Map Series - Volume 2: Tigers in the Snow (2009)
  • The Battle Map Series - Volume 3: Sword of Stalingrad (2009)
  • The Battle Map Series - Volume 4: Disaster at Dieppe (2010)
  • Campaign Book Vol 2 (2011)
  • Equipment Pack (2012)
  • D-Day Landings (2014)
  • The Battle Map Series II - Volume 1: The Battles of Khalkhin-Gol (2016)
  • The Battle Map Series II - Volume 2: Through Jungle and Desert (2018)
  • New Flight Plan (2019)

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If everything was in stock, which expansions would you buy for yourself?

Choose up to 10 options.

  • None, I have everything I want
  • Terrain Pack (2005)
  • Eastern Front (2005)
  • Pacific Theater (2006)
  • Air Pack (2007)
  • Campaign Bag (2008)
  • Operation Overlord (2008)
  • Mediterranean Theater (2008)
  • Campaign Book Vol 1 (2009)
  • Winter Wars (2010)
  • The Battle Map Series - Volume 1: Hedgerow Hell (2008)
  • The Battle Map Series - Volume 2: Tigers in the Snow (2009)
  • The Battle Map Series - Volume 3: Sword of Stalingrad (2009)
  • The Battle Map Series - Volume 4: Disaster at Dieppe (2010)
  • Campaign Book Vol 2 (2011)
  • Equipment Pack (2012)
  • D-Day Landings (2014)
  • The Battle Map Series II - Volume 1: The Battles of Khalkhin-Gol (2016)
  • The Battle Map Series II - Volume 2: Through Jungle and Desert (2018)
  • New Flight Plan (2019)

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How do you store your Memoir '44 collection?

  • I keep everything in its original box
  • I made up my own storage system
  • I use the Campaign Bag
  • Other (please leave a comment!)

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Plastic or wooden dice?

  • Plastic
  • Wood
  • They make wooden dice…?

0 voters

Sleeved or unsleeved cards?

  • Every card gets a sleeve!
  • No sleeves.

0 voters

Do you use custom terrain?

  • Yes
  • On special occasions
  • No

0 voters

Have you painted your miniatures?

  • Yes
  • Some of them
  • No

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If you could pick out a Command Card to be removed from the game permanently, which would you choose?

You can check out all the options here.

  • Air Power (Just use one of the air packs!)
  • Dig-in (Seriously, I can’t do more than lay sandbags?!)
  • Ambush (I play solo often)
  • Medics and Mechanics (I call that a tactical discard!)
  • Other (please leave a comment!)

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Which expansion do you find yourself playing most often?

  • None, I only have the base game
  • None, I rotate through them often
  • Terrain Pack (2005)
  • Eastern Front (2005)
  • Pacific Theater (2006)
  • Air Pack (2007)
  • Mediterranean Theater (2008)
  • Campaign Book Vol 1 (2009)
  • Winter Wars (2010)
  • The Battle Map Series - Volume 1: Hedgerow Hell (2008)
  • The Battle Map Series - Volume 2: Tigers in the Snow (2009)
  • The Battle Map Series - Volume 3: Sword of Stalingrad (2009)
  • The Battle Map Series - Volume 4: Disaster at Dieppe (2010)
  • Campaign Book Vol 2 (2011)
  • Equipment Pack (2012)
  • D-Day Landings (2014)
  • The Battle Map Series II - Volume 1: The Battles of Khalkhin-Gol (2016)
  • The Battle Map Series II - Volume 2: Through Jungle and Desert (2018)
  • New Flight Plan (2019)

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Have more suggestions for other polls?

Please leave a comment!

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Nice survey!

I would add multiple choice for the questions “where do you play at?” and “who do you play with?”

I had a hard time choosing only one

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Share this data with Days of Wonder in case it motivates them to reprint some of the expansions.

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Thanks for the input! I’ve added that possibility, and those questions have reseted their votes unfortunately. Let’s hope enough people vote for it not to be an issue :slight_smile:

Not sure how I’ll get them to look at this but this way anyone can share it with them, just link to this topic! :smiley:

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Amongst what I most appreciate about Memoir 44 is the asymmetry of scenarios, and the corresponding challenge of having to use non-optimal resources and starting set-up as best as one can. This asymmetry opens up so much possibility for scenarios, and also makes them all the more compelling. I further enjoy that playing the scenario then switching sides balances it out as a complete match. This is what really made me love Memoir 44. I enjoy the history of the game, but I am usually more included for Fantasy and Sci-fi war games and miniatures games. The quality and uniqueness of scenarios that really brought me in to Memoir 44, and consequently Command and Colors: Ancients, Napoleonics, and Medieval.

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oops!

I think it is kind of important just because I usually try to play with friends, but I have been playing a bit online too. I’d like them to update the online version of the game and that they would sell it proper and not just gold ingots to play.

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Expertly stated and what an amazing first contribution! Welcome to the Forum!!

I played with some family members and my father unfortunately developed the idea that the game revolves too much around chance rather than tactics, due to the dice rolls and card play. While true, I perfectly see what you are saying, that it’s all about maximizing your chances with the non-optimal start that you get (cards and units alike). I feel the same way.

This asymmetry takes on another dimension for me when I compare my results to the online play-through statistics. Just recently we had a great discussion about the Hellfire Pass scenario where for me it was always a blood bath for the British. As it turned out, it seems most people won with the British! I’m really looking forward to replay it just to try out the tactics that are mentioned in the link so I can see the difference for myself!

Just as a final thought, I’ve found that the asymmetry can be disrupted (or amplified) through the use of the Combat Cards. I think it adds so much flavor to the game that I tend to use them when I get the chance :slight_smile:

Only 6 votes got lost, which is not too bad taking into consideration that only those questions got reseted. To be honest I’m getting a bigger amount of feedback that I’d ever imagined possible so I’m still pretty happy!

I have personally not tried the online version so I don’t really understand the jargon (don’t know what those gold ingots mean).
I’ve heard that there are bugs that won’t be fixed because they are not developing it anymore. I hope they open-source it some day, since developers could take over and fix those issues.

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I first encountered M’44 in an actual bricks&mortar game shop!

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Maybe a poll asking who has the rare stuff? For example: White Campaign Bag, M44 Recon Badge, 2007 Tournament Postcard, Breakthrough at Gembloux envelope, etc.

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Welcome Jeff! I was wondering how to add that! Polls seem to have a limit of 20 options, but your idea of having a separate question for the rare items is really great! :smiley:

Being a Memoir '44 connoisseur, would you like to help me sort out what would be classified under ‘etc’? :wink:

“Where do you play Memoir 44?”
Does vassal PBEM count as Online?
“What’s your favorite play format?”
I don’t have a favorite!
Question missing: Do you use other miniatures for special units? or for overlords?

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Jeff,
I have almost everything because I have been collecting since 2007. Thankfully, I have also been to tournaments in the US and in Europe and have friends internationally who give me stuff regularly. So I am a very fortunate soul. I think it might behoove me to post images of some of the more unusual items I have so folks can see what is out there. It is definitely an idea for a post topic.

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Q2 : discovered while visiting a museum in Normandy.

Q5 : often playing solo (I play both sides)

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The Vassal Mod is outstanding and I use that most often when I play

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Which accessories do you use?
dice tower
card holders
plexiglas (to lock down terrain)
Plastic Markers for Overlord: green=move, red=fire, yellow=targets

What unmentioned ideas do you use? fill in blank

Hi Gordon! Welcome to the Forum! :grin:
I’ve awarded you the Pandemic Championship Participant badge, it was nice playing with you :slight_smile:

Can you show us a picture of the plastic markers you use? Those sound cool.

Sam Edelston brings those markers to WBC for the many Overlords he runs.
Hard to zoom in, but here’s from after WBC moved to a ski resort near Pittsburg in 2017:
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Stewart,
I use:

  • Dice Tower
  • Plexiglas cover
  • Painted miniatures from outside sources
  • Plastic movement / battle markers
  • Trays to sort losses, removed tokens, etc.
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