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Henry big gamer

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I pretty new to war gaming I only own memoir 44. I looking for a good revolutionary war game that matches this time period. I like the memoir 44 mechanics but I'm open to any war game really. I also would like there to be a solo option to it.
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Washington's War by GMT , which is a Card Driven game not to complex and not overly long. Check it out.
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I will second Washington's War as the best grand overview of the war. If you are interested primarily in gaming individual battles, then Hold the Line would be the best transition from Memoir 44.
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Although Washington's War is an excellent game, it is nothing like Memoir. I'd recommend Worthington's Hold the Line
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Washington's War, very basic grand strategy game with cards
Hold the Line, best intro tactical game
1775 cube, euroish grand strategy game, with action cards
Liberty: basic block war game, grand strategy, with cards too
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Washington's War is a good to great choice but really not good solo.

Hold the Line is good solo and since you like Memoir 44, I'd recommend HTL.
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You could check out For Honor and Glory: War of 1812 Land and Naval Battles. It's not any significantly more complex than M44. I can't comment on solo potential - I don't play that way. No dedicated solo system, but there's not a lot of things that would be problematic solo otherwise.

Edit: Oops - wrong war. As I understand it, it is the same system as Clash for a Continent: Battles of the American Revolution and French & Indian War, though I haven't played that.
 
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Hold the Line is the re-implementation of Clash for a Continent. It is more readily available and a better quality production.
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The American Revolution: Decision in North America thumbsup
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Though maybe not a true 'wargame' - 1775 is a lot of fun, even for four people (which is nice)

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Thank you for all your suggestions I think its between Washington's war and hold the line
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yes I would second 1775 by academy games and it does indeed play well with 4
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If you like Memoir '44, try Hold the Line and the French & Indiand War Expansion.



I promise, you will LOVE the system. Then try 1775: Rebellion. If you want to venture into a little deeper game, try Liberty: The American Revolution 1775-83 and Washington's War, but start with Hold the Line.
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Although Washington's War is an excellent game, it is nothing like Memoir. I'd recommend Worthington's Hold the Line


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timglu wrote:
Though maybe not a true 'wargame' - 1775 is a lot of fun, even for four people (which is nice)
It seems to me that 1775 is a true war-game - it has units, each of which has an attack value, defense value and movement factor. It uses dice for combat resolution. It is not a traditional hex and counter war-game because it lacks hexes and counters.

Terrific game!
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Tried to snag this on your recommendation Bill. The one copy listed in the Marketplace was already sold on Ebay at some point. angry

Game and back issue is sold out as well.


I've had my eye on this for a while as well. Tough to find.
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Rockhopper01 wrote:
billyboy wrote:


Tried to snag this on your recommendation Bill. The one copy listed in the Marketplace was already sold on Ebay at some point. angry

Game and back issue is sold out as well.


Check with the GameHQ. I swear I saw one there last month.
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