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On 10/15/2017 at 0:43 PM, Preotet said:

Did you mean .dwg files or finished maps? I think I once tried making pdfs, and they are pretty good. Dunno about jpg. The maps were always meant to be printed and the quality is really good cos Ibsh's scans are just superb.

I would love to get my hands on the .dwg files. Thanks!

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On 10/16/2017 at 4:59 AM, 54NCH32 said:

I use several zip-lock / seal baggies, stored in my core box

I sort them into:
(e.g. Core set:)
1-10
11-20
21-30
31-40

Then chuck them all into a bigger one (with a couple of the bigger pieces that wouldn’t fit in the other bags). So each expansion goes into its own big bag, to keep them separate).

Really helps speed up build and break down times.

Ya, I've tried a bunch of ways, and this seems to be the best if you want to bring tiles to tournaments. Frankly now, I usually just bring pre-printed mats my friends gets done by a printing company. If it's a premier event that requires official FFG stuff, I hope to get all three maps that are in rotation, otherwise I bring the tiles organized like you do. I still find that it causes stress and eats up game time putting these things together. It's the ONLY thing I don't like about competitive play. 

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I have my map tiles in a big cd binder with the biggest pieces in a large ziploc. I feed the pieces fk my rebels with those outline map sheets and while they build the map I put away the previous tiles in order and start amassing the next missions deployments. It's not ideal but it's the best I've found so far. I a, really intrigued about this printed map idea. I live in Canada, printing services have been harder to find up here for the skirmish maps. 

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21 hours ago, NeverBetTheFett said:

Ya, I've tried a bunch of ways, and this seems to be the best if you want to bring tiles to tournaments. Frankly now, I usually just bring pre-printed mats my friends gets done by a printing company. If it's a premier event that requires official FFG stuff, I hope to get all three maps that are in rotation, otherwise I bring the tiles organized like you do. I still find that it causes stress and eats up game time putting these things together. It's the ONLY thing I don't like about competitive play. 

I've only done a couple of tourneys, but i found these numbered guides to map set-up that were really helpful for speeding up build times
 

 

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Ok I've got all of my tiles stored in ONE BINDER! :D

 

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Any more tiles will probably need to start a second binder but I like this. 

I play Skirmish most often and when I do I have the playmats so i'm never actually needing my tiles that often. 

They're sorted by set, in release order, and then by tile number. 

It should make setup much faster, but take-down a fair bit slower I think. 

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After receiving my wave 10 shipment, I just re-worked my storage solution. So as of now, my tiles are split between the Twin Shadows and Return to Hoth boxes. 

I took each tile set (and I broke the core box tiles into 2 sets), and divided each set into "Large" and "Small" tiles. Small tiles are anything small enough to fit in a small baggy, while Large tiles are everything else. I store the small tile baggies inside the Twin Shadows box, and all of the large tiles in stacks inside the Return to Hoth box. So whenever I need to piece together a map, I just open these two boxes, breakout the appropriate baggies and stacks, and just search for the pieces I need. Maybe not the most organized in the world, but I've never had too much trouble finding what I need.

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On 10/27/2017 at 0:27 AM, RogueLieutenant said:

Ok I've got all of my tiles stored in ONE BINDER! :D

 

IMG_20171026_195942.jpg

IMG_20171026_195947.jpg

IMG_20171026_195956.jpg

Any more tiles will probably need to start a second binder but I like this. 

I play Skirmish most often and when I do I have the playmats so i'm never actually needing my tiles that often. 

They're sorted by set, in release order, and then by tile number. 

It should make setup much faster, but take-down a fair bit slower I think. 

That binder is frightening and makes me reconsider trying to use a binder or three.

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On 10/13/2017 at 3:55 PM, Preotet said:

I got tired of carrying around so much tiles and bothering with storage solutions, so I just printed every map there is. Most of them are for campaign (everything up to HotE) and few for skirmish.

Is there a site where you can find print outs of the campaign mats???

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15 minutes ago, shaner said:

Is there a site where you can find print outs of the campaign mats???

One solution: You can install Vassal, get the Imperial Assault campaign module and the save file, and save the maps from there (after removing the initial groups).

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1560112/vassal-imperial-assault-campaign

64dpi only though.

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On 11/17/2017 at 10:29 AM, Preotet said:

I'm working on it.

Rezzing the thread to see if you were ever able to share those files. They look fantastic!

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On 10/14/2017 at 8:05 AM, SolkaTruesilver said:

I created a storing binder with plastic sheetholder (the ones with holes), using cutters and a welding iron (for electronic works) to weld the plastic in size-appropriate pockets.

I lay out the tiles in numerical order (first all core, then set by set) on thin sheet-sized pieces of cardboard. I draw the appropriate pockets i will needz and i then proceed to cut/weld the plastic in the calculated shapes.

I then identify all pockets with sticky notes that are then taped shut on the plastic. Every tiles has its own pocket; no exception, and i allow number scrambling only within the same sheet (so #17 may be above #16, but never in a sheet before).

 

Took me about 3 hours of work to do the entire thing for the Core Set + Hoth, with a budget of about 10$, with plenty of leftover material for more tiles.

I then bought a quality zipping binder to store the sheets so the tiles dont accidentally drop out during transit.

Hey man, this sounds awesome, would you mind posting some pics of the finished product and of the tools you used?

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On 10/16/2017 at 9:48 AM, Preotet said:

It looks like this ...

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And most of the maps are double-sided to save up on space.

Can we ask you to share those templates? The map puzzle is a real pain to us as well :(

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