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Jeff Wright
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Since most of my games are played solo, does this one work well solo? Another question... how much investment is needed to play this game. I am guessing if you buy it you just get the rulebook? Where do most get the minis and stands?

Thanks.
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Charles Heckman
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Solo:

Short answer - no.

This system is generally not friendly to a solo gamer. Players plot movements each turn and better pilots can react with some limited modification of the plotted move.

I believe you would be very frustrated trying to play this solo.

Cost:

It really depends on preferred scale. A few 1/600 aircraft mounted on basic flight stands could put you in play for a modest investment of say $20 or less. Large scale aircraft mounted on telescoping flight stands with banking could set you back $100's

It looks like you are in Georgia? There are some game conventions in Savannah that have had CY6 events. Not sure if that would be practical or of any interest for you to check it out, before spending your $$.

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Jeff Kelsheimer
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I love playing it solo. The only modification I use is to roll a die for each plane (adding the pilot modifier), then working my way from lowest to highest.
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My solo-ing imagination obviously needs work. The plotting mechanic seemed so anti-solo to me. I'll try your method some time.

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Thanks for your responses. Just ordered the wwii and the jet versions.
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Tom Oxley
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Best matchup for solo gaming would be a figher vs a bomber as loaded bombers dont maneuver much. For WW2, you can pretty much take your pick and get one bomber for around $10 or less, then one opposing fighter for around $3. For Jet Age, I suggest a Korean War matchup, a B-29 for $11 vs a MiG-15 for $3. There is a Check Your 6 Yahoo group that is pretty active, and someone there put up stats for a V-1 Buzz Bomb, so match that against your favorite late WW2 allied fighter for under $10 for the pair. You just need a hex mat after that, or you can make your own with a piece of felt or fabric ($6) and a hex grid template ($24) from Litko. You can start playing without stands and add them as you go with stands from several sources (6 for around $25 at I-94). Look at I-94 Enterprises webstore for just about anything you need, and litko offers the hex templates as well as other options for stands. If you have some Wings of Glory planes,you can use those, as many players use larger scales. If you can make it up to the National Museum of the US Air Force here in Dayton in June, look here or at the Yahoo group for details on my Check Your 6 game day. Spend a day or two at the museum and a day of Check Your 6 play.

Enjoy!

Tom Oxley
 
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