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Reply #15 on: October 17, 2019, 11:00:29 AM
It did make me think though...what other solitaire, individual soldier games are out there?


https://tinybattlepublishing.com/products/rifles-in-the-ardennes

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Reply #16 on: October 17, 2019, 11:02:05 AM
TBP, Brant? You must be kidding......................

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Reply #17 on: October 17, 2019, 11:02:38 AM
It did make me think though...what other solitaire, individual soldier games are out there?


https://tinybattlepublishing.com/products/rifles-in-the-ardennes

I played that game and was a bit underwhelmed.

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Reply #18 on: October 17, 2019, 11:03:21 AM
TBP, Brant? You must be kidding......................


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Reply #19 on: October 17, 2019, 11:04:33 AM

I did look at ASL (as I brought it up) and started looking for an ASL Starter Kit - then thought better of it  :)

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Seriously, for $25, SK1 is a great value.

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Reply #20 on: October 17, 2019, 11:05:15 AM
TBP, Brant? You must be kidding......................


 :hehe:

You've been out in the sun without your hat on again.

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Reply #21 on: October 17, 2019, 11:06:07 AM
TBP, Brant? You must be kidding......................


 :hehe:

You've been out in the sun without your hat on again.

Must be missing something….?  ???

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Reply #22 on: October 17, 2019, 11:07:11 AM
Not when it comes to TBP you're not.

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Reply #23 on: October 17, 2019, 11:08:20 AM
Catty.....  ???

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Reply #24 on: October 17, 2019, 11:25:27 AM
Yeah - TBP doesn't look like anything I was looking for  :)

And...

I did look at ASL (as I brought it up) and started looking for an ASL Starter Kit - then thought better of it  :)

Come to the dark side.  Resistance is futile.  You know you want to.   :devil:   >:D

Seriously, for $25, SK1 is a great value.
No. I have enough squad games without learning even more rule sets.

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Reply #25 on: October 18, 2019, 05:10:40 AM
Right. I've been faffing around for weeks going from one rule book to the next getting all tied up in what game I want to play.

Holland '44 had to be packed away (after spending 2 weeks or more on the rules) because the room was to be redecorated (even though it still currently hasn't been touched two weeks on!). Shame because I only performed the first turn for the Allies and I really liked it.

I then moved on to Silver Bayonet and whilst I like the sound of it and I love the Vietnam era, it's company level (with some sections) and I've been recently distracted with single man counter games (because of an advertisement for the ridiculously priced Combat!) and - due to a lack of new games out there - that led me last night onto the rules for Warfighter (modern combat edition).

However, reading the rules, I still kept being left feeling wanting. It just wasn't scratching the itch.

So I'm kind of left hanging. Either I crack on with Warfighter, or I do something else and those options for "something else" are...
  • Go against my better judgement and get Ambush!
  • Go against my better judgement and get ASL Starter Kit 1
  • Take a punt on something else I'm keen on

Those other games are
  • One of my Band of Brothers games (Screaming Eagles or Ghost Panzer)
  • One of my many LnL games including Vietnam (Heroes of I believe) and Heroes of the Falklands
  • Conflict of Heroes set
  • Target for Today or Queen of the Skies (apparently not much in it)

LnL makes sense because I have several games so once I've got the rules, I could be in for some lengthy gaming - however I can't seem to shake this single counter gaming thing I've latched onto.

Part of my issue with ASL is it kind of looks dated but also the rules - I can't find the rules online to see how they read. I need nice easy rules to read. I've looked at Ambush! and it's pretty text heavy and looks like the set of rules I might give up on.

Band of Brothers looks to be the best option for picking up because the rule book is pretty light and well laid out.

I'm just lost and need some help

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Reply #26 on: October 18, 2019, 06:28:06 AM

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Reply #27 on: October 18, 2019, 06:34:04 AM
Part of my issue with ASL is it kind of looks dated but also the rules - I can't find the rules online to see how they read. I need nice easy rules to read.

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Reply #28 on: October 18, 2019, 07:32:43 AM
some of these are out of print and tougher to find, but they're all about the scale you're looking for

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4964/close-assault jesus - was cardboard that bad back in the day

https://boardgamegeek.com/rpgitem/48774/behind-enemy-lines god no!

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/163474/v-commandos I don't really like those ones where you "build" your terrain

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5265/commando didn't like the look of this

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8386/alert-force proper ugly...no



want to get out of WWII-to-present?

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1618/french-foreign-legion seriously - what was it with cardboard back then? Have we only just worked out how to make it?
However - thanks alot for looking.

In all honesty, I reckon as I was a single man counter game and a modern one, I'm probably going to pick up Combat! when it's released. I have to if that's specifically what I'm looking for - which I am.

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Reply #29 on: October 18, 2019, 07:33:35 AM
Part of my issue with ASL is it kind of looks dated but also the rules - I can't find the rules online to see how they read. I need nice easy rules to read.

Send me a PM.
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