I've had this game for a while but just got it out yesterday. I only play solo. I have to say I love it so far. It's fairly simple but has depth and I could look at the map all day. The card thing isn't too bad solo. i don't look at the Entente hand until after I declare offensives as the Germans. Sometimes I shuffle and redraw any remaining cards for each turn if I think I am not being honest
Just ordered my copy from noble knight games because of the simplicity of the game, because of that and other things I read I think I will be able to do solo. For the period simulated the western front it looks like it has the least counters/pieces and that's a plus for me.