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After reading the posts here by Tom, I'm left with three impressions:

1. This game sounds fascinating!
2. This game is long, and possibly slow, even resisting attempts to be distilled into a shorter scenario.
3. This game is not card driven.

Given all of the above, and my shortage of opponents for longer war games, do you think the game will play well as a solitaire -- even if just playing each side?
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tckoppang wrote:
After reading the posts here by Tom, I'm left with three impressions:

1. This game sounds fascinating!
2. This game is long, and possibly slow, even resisting attempts to be distilled into a shorter scenario.
3. This game is not card driven.

Given all of the above, and my shortage of opponents for longer war games, do you think the game will play well as a solitaire -- even if just playing each side?


Well, the game has changed quite a bit over the last several years, so it's not quite as slow or obtuse as it once was, but, yes, all of those things are still true, and it works very well as a solitaire, with no real hidden information other than what the other guy has in his noggin. If you're able to have two folks in the same noggin, plotting and counter-plotting against one another-- as many wargamers are able to do-- it should work very well.
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Perfect! I see the rules are now in the files section, and I plan to review those, but I appreciate the update.
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IMHO, owners of SLAR should play it (or any wargame) solo just to get a feel for the game and to get the rules straight. Interesting strategies have emerged in this one.
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