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Offline JudgeDredd

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Best Single Player
« on: March 13, 2019, 02:00:46 PM »
I know I may well have asked this before, but I'm in the market for another single player game.

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  • Modern Warfare (post 1950)
  • Can be card based instead of die (ala Combat Commander)
  • Needs to have been made in the last 5-10 years (for quality of counters, maps etc)
  • Platoon/Company size
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Re: Best Single Player
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 03:29:17 PM »
Nice...look forward to responses.  :notworthy:
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Re: Best Single Player
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 08:37:08 AM »
Don't think it's in print anymore but for a modern solitaire game, Phantom Fury by Nuts Publishing is a good one in my opinion.

Also enjoy DVG's Phantom Leader, Hornet Leader, and Apache Leader. 

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Re: Best Single Player
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 09:44:57 AM »
I have Phantom, Hornet and Apache Leader - all good games  O0
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Re: Best Single Player
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 06:56:24 AM »
Does anyone have/played Holland '44?
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Re: Best Single Player
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 07:37:36 AM »
I'm getting Holland '44. I know it doesn't meet my criteria, but it's got beautiful components, a cracking map and it's a great battle.
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Re: Best Single Player
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 11:51:00 AM »
It indeed doesn't meet your criteria, but it's a great game.

The upcoming mounted map features a slightly different map I believe with a correction here and there. The current map is good as well, of course. I've played it using VASSAL mostly for convenience reasons as I don't have a lot of space to place the map board and keep it there for a while.

The upcoming Stalingrad '42 will be really nice as well, though due to the Russian terrain the map might look a bit bland compared to European maps.

I haven't looked at the updated Ardennes '44 yet.
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Re: Best Single Player
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 02:28:23 PM »
GMT's MBT series is a hoot...  Two player, but nothing in the sequence that means solitaire doesn't work.

https://www.gmtgames.com/p-478-mbt.aspx

As a plus...there is even a vassal module.

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Re: Best Single Player
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2019, 02:56:22 PM »
Phantom Fury was my first idea.

I've always wanted to try Fields of Fire.  I have no idea how it plays, but it sounds neat and has great reviews.
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Re: Best Single Player
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2019, 05:00:53 PM »
GMT's MBT series is a hoot...  Two player, but nothing in the sequence that means solitaire doesn't work.

https://www.gmtgames.com/p-478-mbt.aspx

As a plus...there is even a vassal module.
I had MBT many, many years ago - it may even be up in the loft.

Phantom Fury was my first idea.

I've always wanted to try Fields of Fire.  I have no idea how it plays, but it sounds neat and has great reviews.
Someone recommended Fields of Fire but I would specifically like a map...the card terrain system looks like it offers alot of variety, but it's not my bag really.
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Re: Best Single Player
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2019, 06:45:23 PM »
Does anyone have/played Holland '44?

I think you'll like it.

I have it but plan on selling it at the auction store at WBC this July. I simply don't have the focus to learn the rules well enough to give it a good play through. My old brain isn't as sharp as it was when I was 15 and would read the hell out of rule books. I've prioritized other series rules like BCS, OCS, and ASLSK. I liked what I read of the Holland '44 rules and did start the first turn of the campaign but gave up after getting confused by something or other.
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Re: Best Single Player
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2019, 02:25:02 AM »
DVG’s Leader and Warfighter series are quite enjoyable. Warfighter especially with a mate and a pint.

MBT is very cool as well solo.

Wing Leader is fun to play solo as well.

Congrats on Holland ‘44. Looks like a cool game.
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Re: Best Single Player
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2019, 05:29:44 AM »
I'm getting Holland '44. I know it doesn't meet my criteria, but it's got beautiful components, a cracking map and it's a great battle.

i remember you always wanted "Where there is discord" that Falkland game
ok, its high price from the start and becoming a collectors item doesn't made it cheaper

but isn't it a good idea to follow a dream once a while, and give in to an old wish and give yourself a deserved treat

when i checked last year shortly before the Spiel in Essen started, a brick and mortar store there local in Essen https://www.fanen.com/index.html (and with a booth on the fair of course) still had one item in storage, but for a whooping 250€ new.

(but that's the price without any bartering and its on their shelf since years so there is a chance they might give in to a bartering offer. when i casual talked with them about that game at the fair, they made an offer to fetch it from the storage for me in some hours wait and they reduced the price a bit… so there is wiggling room)

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Re: Best Single Player
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2019, 09:41:36 AM »
Oh and Gary's Carrier package might be interesting! Forgot to mention that one.
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Re: Best Single Player
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2019, 03:29:33 PM »
I'm getting Holland '44. I know it doesn't meet my criteria, but it's got beautiful components, a cracking map and it's a great battle.

i remember you always wanted "Where there is discord" that Falkland game
ok, its high price from the start and becoming a collectors item doesn't made it cheaper

but isn't it a good idea to follow a dream once a while, and give in to an old wish and give yourself a deserved treat

when i checked last year shortly before the Spiel in Essen started, a brick and mortar store there local in Essen https://www.fanen.com/index.html (and with a booth on the fair of course) still had one item in storage, but for a whooping 250€ new.

(but that's the price without any bartering and its on their shelf since years so there is a chance they might give in to a bartering offer. when i casual talked with them about that game at the fair, they made an offer to fetch it from the storage for me in some hours wait and they reduced the price a bit… so there is wiggling room)
No...to follow a dream. Not at the price it's going for. I've got a couple of Falkland games and they'll do me until the price for Where There Is Discord gets reasonable. If never, then so be it.

I can't justify the price people are asking for that boardgame. Not just can't, but won't. I don't want it that much
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