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Subject: TACTICS II Solitary Play rss

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Dan Buche
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After nearly thirty yearts, I am revisiting Tactics II, my first love in war games. All my old playing partners have gone their seperate ways and I have a lot of time on my hands, so I'm determined to play alone. Has anyone else experimented with solitary play for this great old game?
 
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Daniel Brown
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Cool, that was my very first game 30 years ago also. I keep being tempted to purchase the game again. I can remember only playing one time with a human opponent. Other than that I played it solo.

If you have the time, play both sides but wait a while between each time you play a side. This help a little to forget your plans and let you take a fresh look from the other side.

I wonder if this game is on Vassel (Online game play) if it is maybe we can play a game sometime.
 
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Dan Buche
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Thanks for the reply Daniel. I am unfamiliar with online play, but would gladly do so if Tactics is available. Your "waiting" suggestion is a good one and if I manage to find a spot to leave the game undisturbed for any length of time I may use it. But, I think it will be an interesting exercise to develop other ways of playing alone. It seems to me that I saw solitary rules for 3rd Reich somewhere, perhaps as an article in The General. I am considering a dice roll to choose one of several tactics fo reach turn, or a "fog of war" mechanism that would invert some pieces making them invisible, and therefore their identity more easily forgotten when I switch sides.
 
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John Di Ponio
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Ah...the game that introduced me to hex/counter gaming!!! I still have my copy in my collection after 30+ years.
 
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Lee Williams
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Bought mine in '61 with AH's Gettysburg. Still have them.
 
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I've still got my copy too. Never played it because I could never find anyone to play it with. Even my older brother refused to play it.
 
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Sean Conroy
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nvrbttr wrote:
a "fog of war" mechanism that would invert some pieces making them invisible, and therefore their identity more easily forgotten when I switch sides.


This is an excellent idea. I would suggest assigning a spotting range to the units (varied or set, whatever your pereference), the double blind effect would work well I think. Man I should try this with my copy.
 
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