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Josh Malbon
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The day has finally come.
I ordered some plexiglass for wargaming.


Now, that it's on the way...
I was looking into solo-friendly wargames with paper maps.

The plexiglass is 24x30", so no maps bigger than that.
And preferrably less than 180 minutes.

Modern day warfare would be preferred.


Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Darren Belcher
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Battles of the Bulge: Celles is a nice introductory hex-and-counter WWII wargame. 2 player but due to the chit pull mechanic and no hidden information very solitaire friendly just playing both sides.

Map is 22x17". Easily doable in less than 3 hours once you know the rules (which are pretty easy).

Cheers.
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dbelcher wrote:
Battles of the Bulge: Celles is a nice introductory hex-and-counter WWII wargame. 2 player but due to the chit pull mechanic and no hidden information very solitaire friendly just playing both sides.

Map is 22x17". Easily doable in less than 3 hours once you know the rules (which are pretty easy).

Cheers.


Thanks, Darren. That looks pretty sweet!
Nice looking map too.
 
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Not sure if you're up for crafting a print-and-play game, but Castle Itter is close to your request. The board was actually designed at 36" x 24", but it can be shrunk down to 30" x 20" without any major issues.
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Michael Debije
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Combat Commander is great solo.
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Skirmish_Tactics wrote:
Not sure if you're up for crafting a print-and-play game, but Castle Itter is close to your request. The board was actually designed at 36" x 24", but it can be shrunk down to 30" x 20" without any major issues.


That looks pretty cool, David!
Definitely will look into crafting a copy.

Any tips on making the counters?
 
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mi_de wrote:
Combat Commander is great solo.


Combat Commander is a great game.
I play it a lot with a friend, so I don't think it would get much solo play. Thanks for the suggestion.
 
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sixthecat wrote:
Skirmish_Tactics wrote:
Not sure if you're up for crafting a print-and-play game, but Castle Itter is close to your request. The board was actually designed at 36" x 24", but it can be shrunk down to 30" x 20" without any major issues.


That looks pretty cool, David!
Definitely will look into crafting a copy.

Any tips on making the counters?


Honestly I do most of my playtesting, designing, and developing via Tabletop Simulator online. When I need a physical copy (when I'm fairly confident with the initial design), I usually use Gamecrafter or Print and Play Productions. However, I have occasionally printed off counters and pasted them to chipboard for my own print and play efforts. Seems to work well. If you use Tabletop Simulator, you can check out Castle Itter there. I've uploaded it as a workshop.
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