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Post by dadiepiombo on Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:42 am

Are there any solo wargamer? Have someone tried to play Impetus or BI alone?
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Re: Solo gaming?

Post by starkadder on Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:55 am

I play solo quite a bit generally with infantry armies as I can automate them a bit more easily.

Romans, hoplites, Vikings and Medieval Irish are all handy for it.
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Post by AncientWarrior on Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:01 pm

As a long-time soloist, I can attest to what Starkadder (the right honourable gent from OZ) says. There are more than several blogs and sites from which aspiring soloists or "stranded" wargamers can obtain solo ideas. For example, TMP has a dedicated forum. The Lone Warrior blog (and journal, for that matter) also contains a wealth of ideas for solo wargaming that are easily applied across all periods.

I don't have a wealth of experience with Impetvs, but what experience I have had has been as a solo player. It depends on one's interest and the time available.

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Re: Solo gaming?

Post by Jim Webster on Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:27 pm

I don't see why Impetus should be any harder than any other rule set to play solo. The initiative system might even help keep the solo player 'honest' Very Happy

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Re: Solo gaming?

Post by dadiepiombo on Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:39 pm

I'm working at a very simple skirmish set to be played as a solo. It is mostly for WW2/Modern but I think can be evolved into other periods.

Actually they are a series of scenarios+rules (stand alone pdf)

I'm looking for a good name for the whole series.
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Re: Solo gaming?

Post by ACW Gamer on Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:21 am

Hmmm...Solo.....WW2 or modern.....

"Patrol"

"Contact!"

"Roads" (Re-Organization of Army Divisions)- Shows evolution

"Krieg Seitz" - (War Time)

"Grazing Fire"

"Shock and Awe"

I will try to brain storm some more for you.



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Post by dadiepiombo on Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:21 pm

thanks!

I'm trying to keep the name open also for other period. The conceptof Patrol is ok, but the name is too common.
I like Grazing Fire, but probably too modern.

One name I have is "Back before sundown". How does it sound?
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Re: Solo gaming?

Post by ACW Gamer on Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:34 pm

Not to be too critical, but "Back before sundown" doesn't invoke WW2 or Modern for me.

"Hostile Fire"?

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Post by dadiepiombo on Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:53 pm

yes is a generic name to work for all periods.
Hostile Fire is good!
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Re: Solo gaming?

Post by Noss Calavera on Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:02 am

Nuts!

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Post by dadiepiombo on Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:55 am

Good name, but alredy used.
Another good, but used, was FUBAR. I think perfect for a solo game.
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Re: Solo gaming?

Post by phenallred on Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:18 pm

How's about Hostile intent

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Re: Solo gaming?

Post by dadiepiombo on Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:15 am

mmmh, sounds a little... hostile, though it can embrace a wider period.
This suggests me a good name: Hostile Ground.
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Re: Solo gaming?

Post by GamesPoet on Mon May 04, 2015 7:01 pm

I like ... Upon Hostile Ground

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Re: Solo gaming?

Post by dadiepiombo on Wed May 06, 2015 1:24 pm

and here the cover

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Post by GamesPoet on Wed May 06, 2015 1:28 pm

Looks great!

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Re: Solo gaming?

Post by phenallred on Wed May 06, 2015 2:13 pm

Nice

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Re: Solo gaming?

Post by Dax on Wed May 06, 2015 2:22 pm

Hmm generally only played solo for practice myself, and it does work pretty well with most of Lorenzo's games - as long as you have the patience to set things up properly with a bit of variety/chaos.
Nice cover Lorenzo, haven't seen many solo rule sets
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Post by dadiepiombo on Wed May 06, 2015 2:33 pm

it will be a very simple set, with a good load of fantasy put by the player (as most of solo games by the way)
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Re: Solo gaming?

Post by GamesPoet on Wed May 06, 2015 4:53 pm

Looking forward to seeing them. Perhaps they'll become my go to set for an eventual modern era Imagi-nations concept that I've been contemplating and writing up over time. Or perhaps just borrowed from for whatever solo concepts might be shared from within its pages.

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Re: Solo gaming?

Post by Jim Webster on Wed May 06, 2015 9:47 pm

I think there's a lot of mileage in solo systems, even just solo campaigns to produce battles you fight with one-off opponents.

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Post by Tarty on Wed May 06, 2015 10:11 pm

I agree Jim.
Played a few purpose designed solo board games but not much of anything like this. Looks interesting Lorenzo.
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Post by Greymouse on Thu May 14, 2015 5:14 pm

Looks promising!

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