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Rich M
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I see it has some interesting chit pull mechanics, does this lend itself to some fun solo play? Also on a level 1 - 10 , with 10 being crazy complicated what would you rate it. Thanks
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roger miller
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It plays solo pretty well. The chit pull system is a two part system where you pull the divisional leaders from a cup and the divisional leader then rolls to see if a brigade is activated. This means that not all brigades move each turn in addition to the order being random as in most chit pull games.

6 or 7 on your complexity scale. Made more manageable by small map and lower counter density.
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The only thing different solo is you know what both sides are holding as far as event chits. These are somewhat superficial in that when you play solo, all your attention is on the actual fighting. Other than that, the chit draw keeps the game play unpredictable so that it is perfectly fine solo. As long as you play both sides even as in all games
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Rick Altemose
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It's not a complicated game, the rules are very clear, there are relatively few counters, and counter density is low. On the other hand, there are some game concepts that take getting used to. I'd rate it 4 on complexity.

The chit-pull system and the lack of hidden knowledge (other than event chits) make this an excellent game solo. I'd rate it an 8.
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Thanks to all, I am now in trouble with the wife as I will be buying the game, lol. whistle
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Sometimes it's better to beg forgiveness than permission......sauron
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elcarto wrote:
Sometimes it's better to beg forgiveness than permission......sauron


I may hold you to that.
 
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