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Rich M
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Any recommendations on a fall of Berlin boardgame that plays well solitaire?
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I'm playing Red Storm over the Reich at the moment. Very cool game.
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No Retreat! Solitaire

Just play the last scenario. Gotterdammerung whistle
 
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Gorgoneion wrote:
No Retreat! Solitaire

Just play the last scenario. Gotterdammerung whistle

I am a little confused by the VPG then switch to GMT for the game. Did GMT just publish the game as a game insert in C3I magazine?
 
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Take a look at Fortress Berlin its quite detailed but very entertaining if you like slightly more complex games. The counters take a bit of getting used to admittedly, however the incredible map more than makes up for them.
If my memory serves me correctly there are solitaire rules included.

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Götterdämmerung

Rather clever two-tiered game. Initially, the fighting is outside Berlin. As units reach the city, they are transferred to a more detailed urban map.
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Rockin Rocko wrote:
Gorgoneion wrote:
No Retreat! Solitaire

Just play the last scenario. Gotterdammerung whistle

I am a little confused by the VPG then switch to GMT for the game. Did GMT just publish the game as a game insert in C3I magazine?


No, in the GMT game you find the code that will make you open the pdf you can download for the solitaire rules.
 
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Battle for Germany!
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billyboy wrote:
I'm playing Red Storm over the Reich at the moment. Very cool game.


I agree will Bill, it is a very well done game. I had no trouble playing it solitaire.
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As mentioned previously, Fortress Berlin is at the top of the list, IMHO, in that it does a good job of showing the fight for the city. Not the easiest game to play and the counters can be maddening at times (weird color combos), but it does have a solitaire variant in the game where the Russian forces are controlled by a series of tables.

The other positive is that the game offers a variant for the drives by Steiner and Wenck to save the city, which while they were certainly long shots, could have been implemented. Finally, you can get the Operation Eclipse supplement for the game that sees several Allied airborne divisions drop on the city. That is actually a lot of fun and an interesting change of pace.
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Do any of the above cover the Battle of Halbe (i.e. the breakout westwards through the Spree forest of the 9th Army) in any detail, or is there any other game that does.
 
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Battle for Germany Thirded. Get SPI boxed version.
 
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..or better still.. End of the Iron Dream
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I got that too. Not as good. But i think that was a Ty Bomba design ( have not played in more than a few years)
 
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Fall of Berlin is solo and enjoyable. OOP though so you will need to hunt it down.
 
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billyboy wrote:
I'm playing Red Storm over the Reich at the moment. Very cool game.


I'd agree on that. Might be a little larger scale than you're after, though. It covers about 6 months of time, and from the Vistula in the east to Berlin in the west.
 
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Thanks to all.
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There's a geeklist on this. For some reason, I thought there was a third "Race for Berlin" type game with players competing to get there first.

http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/55454/wargames-about-the-b...

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