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I have been looking around, but can't find anything on how well the solo play is for Warfighter. I understand it is a co-op and you can play most co-ops solo, but some can be too complicated when having to play multiple hands at the same time.
Any thoughts on the solo play?
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I have played the modern version only, so no guaranties, but you can play with just one player soldier, i.e. 1 hand of cards, and non player soldiers, i.e. without card decks.
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I've only ever played it solo and I think it works great. That said, I have yet to win on the medium difficulty scenarios.
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I solo as well. They have a campaign mode I try to use. My limit is three PCs. Too many bits too manage. The NPCs and NPS work wonderfully.

The PCs are the only chars who get skills. Having just one (in campaign mode) is not enough. The skills really give you that edge. I also find I need at least two to facilitate moving the NPCs.

Also, the best sniper in the game is a PC.

Interesting enough, most of the "punishments" are against PC as well. The NPS or NPC do not have a hand of cards and are immune to discard effects, etc.

In summary, you can solo this very well and I suspect many of the play testers and designers did.
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It works very well solo.

In play tests I've run an 11 man section:
4 player soldiers (each with a hand of action cards)
3 non player soldiers (no cards but ammo)
4 squad soldiers

The limit on number of player soldiers that you use solo are:
RP - they cost more than NPS/Squad soldier.
Organisation - you need to keep the action cards of each separate.

You can use less player soldiers (and you will have too for some of the lower RP missions), but that works as well.

When selecting your team/section for the mission/objective I find I like running quantity over quality. I'd rather spend 2 RP on a Squad Soldier than making a player soldier slightly better. The loan hero might work in the movies but has a hard time in Warfighter - especially WW2 Warfighter!

In summary - WW2 Warfighter works well as a solo play or co-op play.
In co-op mode it can be more difficult if the players don't work well together! In solo mode there shouldn't be that risk.

I've posted in some other threads some of what works for me. When the games are sent out mid-late September - I would be happy to run through a mission or two with anyone who is interested.
 
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This link is to a solo play test might be of interest:

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1583797/play-test-us-section...

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Butterfly0038 wrote:
I've only ever played it solo and I think it works great. That said, I have yet to win on the medium difficulty scenarios.


If you are interested, we as a community could play along with you, making suggestions that might help.

Much like the play through of ROTZ!
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1613710/advanced-gamepl...

How about an In and Out mission with Enemy HQ as the objective?
 
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Thank you for all the insight and suggestions.
 
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Are there any of the expansions that I should pick up along with the base game?
 
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SoundCity wrote:
Are there any of the expansions that I should pick up along with the base game?

I picked them all up. Don't tell my wife. whistle
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SoundCity wrote:
Are there any of the expansions that I should pick up along with the base game?


It depends on what you would like to do with the game!

The core box is stand alone - your soldiers and equipment are U.S.
While the Hostiles are frontline or elite Germans.
Locations are Western Europe.

If you want to play soldiers from UK, Germany, USSR or Poland then you would want those expansions.

With the expansions also come additional skills, equipment, weapons, Hostiles that give you more chooses and challenges.

But - you don't need to buy them if you don't want them!
DVG avoids the marketing tool of continual expansion to remain competitive.
Of course the expansions increase options - eg
If you want your soldiers to have a Horse - you will find them in the Polish expansion, and definitely in other nations expansions later.

What parts of WW2 interest you the most and I'll check which expansions address that.

Ps. If what interests you most isn't in the current expansions - it may be in the next wave in a year or two - depending on DVGs production schedule as they have a lot of goodies coming and are only a small company.


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My local game store has an open copy of the regular Warfighter(I think what you refer to as modern) for sale for a very good price. Would picking it up and learning to play help me with the WWII game?
 
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They both use the same game mechanics.

So yes.

They are similar but with thematic differences.

Also if you find that you don't like the game mechanics you wouldn't have invested too much money in it.
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