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Steve Briscoe
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I've Just played this game for the
first time (shame on me!!).
Now I can never find others willing
to play games and yet I love
them and have done so for most of my life.
(I'm 53 now, so come on all you people who think that playing with games
is childish after you've reached teen years).
I have tried out another solo idea.
Please give me some feedback as to what you all think!
First, nobody gets a set of command cards.
At the start of your go you draw a card from
the top of the pack, and follow the instructions.
If it cannot be followed i.e. move unit on left flank,
and there are no units, nothing is done (yet,anyway),
they temporarily lose contact with base.
Now the couple of twists to the rules in this
solo game are this....
If a unit is thinned out it can sacrifice
battling by joining with another unit that is undermanned so long that it doesn't
take them over the four men.
This then gives them a full compliment of men
making up the unit to its
full strength.
Also If one side has over 50% less units
than the other side,
and it draws a card ordering units where
there are no units at all then they can call in
an air strike and follow the instructions as on
the 'air power' card. After all if you are weakened in war, you get on the radio
and call for help.
If however nobody is adjoining then this attack doesn't happen.
(it's always easier to hit a mass of people so it's deemed to have missed it's target).
Also if you draw a card that says move x number of units
on whichever flank and you only have one, then this unit can move that many times as stated on card.
(you must have one unit for this to take effect).
There may be more ideas in the pipeline, but I've
only just started playing.
I tried this on the first scenario and believe me it was closely fought, and the allies did win
but only after the axis had repeatedly thinned them out with their air power.
I know this is not ideal, but try it
and see if this does work for solo play,
I'd be interested to hear from you all. (maybe a 'glitch' in the ideas I've listed,
but it did seem to work in this first game.
Thanks for your time........Steve (diceman56)






 
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Phil McDonald
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Hi Steve,

I'm 53 as well. 1955 was a good year

Most of my actual boardgaming is done solo, and i have no problem playing with the standard rules, but good luck to you. Whatever works.

Phil.

PS I'm a fan of Gordon Giltrap, and I remember the band called Poco
 
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If you have a hard time finding players for Memoir, you might try the following:

- Download the Vassal client: http://www.vassalengine.org/community/index.php
- Download the Memoir module(s): http://www.vassalengine.org/community/index.php?option=com_v...
- Visit the Geeklist 'The BoardGameGeek VASSAL Competitor's Directory -- wargamers wanted! (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/23350). It lists players for each of the games available for Vassal, who are willing to play online or per email. Contact a probable opponent via Geekmail.

 
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I have perpetual games of Memoir and Paths of Glory running on Vassal.
 
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Camelorn wrote:
If you have a hard time finding players for Memoir, you might try the following:

- Download the Vassal client: http://www.vassalengine.org/community/index.php
- Download the Memoir module(s): http://www.vassalengine.org/community/index.php?option=com_v...
- Visit the Geeklist 'The BoardGameGeek VASSAL Competitor's Directory -- wargamers wanted! (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/23350). It lists players for each of the games available for Vassal, who are willing to play online or per email. Contact a probable opponent via Geekmail.



Wow, which mods to get...?

Are there prospective players on that geeklist who are willing to walk a VASSAL-newbie through the steps...? Not only am I new to VASSAL, I haven't even played Memoir '44 much at all...

HELP????!!!

Thanks,
jrbentley
 
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Hi Diceman! I am 56 and play Memoir 44 and Battle Cry solo and I love it! I will try your solo idea as well. thanks. I wish we could play face to face. I do play Battle Cry on Gametable.com Maybe I will see you there.
 
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Phil McDonald
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jrbentley wrote:
Camelorn wrote:
If you have a hard time finding players for Memoir, you might try the following:

- Download the Vassal client: http://www.vassalengine.org/community/index.php
- Download the Memoir module(s): http://www.vassalengine.org/community/index.php?option=com_v...
- Visit the Geeklist 'The BoardGameGeek VASSAL Competitor's Directory -- wargamers wanted! (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/23350). It lists players for each of the games available for Vassal, who are willing to play online or per email. Contact a probable opponent via Geekmail.



Wow, which mods to get...?

Are there prospective players on that geeklist who are willing to walk a VASSAL-newbie through the steps...? Not only am I new to VASSAL, I haven't even played Memoir '44 much at all...

HELP????!!!

Thanks,
jrbentley


Send me an email to:

philmcd2@btinternet.com

and I will send you an attachment with a game turn I produced for a friend of mine fo Memoir'44 which also walks you through a 'how to' of a game turn in vassal.

Also see this article I did on the Point2Point website for noobs to vassal:

http://point2pointsource.com/xoops/modules/newbb/viewtopic.p...

Phil
 
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philmcd wrote:
Send me an email to:

philmcd2@btinternet.com

and I will send you an attachment with a game turn I produced for a friend of mine fo Memoir'44 which also walks you through a 'how to' of a game turn in vassal.

Also see this article I did on the Point2Point website for noobs to vassal:

http://point2pointsource.com/xoops/modules/newbb/viewtopic.p...

Phil


Thanks Phil...I sent you an email! I sure appreciate your help!
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philmcd wrote:


Send me an email to:

philmcd2@btinternet.com

and I will send you an attachment with a game turn I produced for a friend of mine fo Memoir'44 which also walks you through a 'how to' of a game turn in vassal.

Also see this article I did on the Point2Point website for noobs to vassal:

http://point2pointsource.com/xoops/modules/newbb/viewtopic.p...

Phil


Phil, I installed the latest VASSAL (3.1.3), and downloaded the Memoir module, along with the other Memoir extensions (Eastern, Pacific, Air Pack, Terrain..etc.) and followed the directions on where to place these files and what to name the folder.

When I started VASSAL, I was able to get the "My Tutorial" file loaded, but got a message at the top saying that I need to place the "EasternFront" extension in the appropriate folder. But I double-checked and I do have that extension file in the folder.
Could it be that there are version differences and this is causing the problem?

In your instructions when the My Tutorial file starts, the "Axis" and "Allies" buttons at the top are dimmed out and un-selectable, so I'm unable to click on them when directed to do so in your instructions.

Sorry to be such a bother about this, this version of VASSAL is much newer than the one I had long ago (and lost) and the interface has changed. Plus, I didn't have that much experience using it anyway.

I greatly appreciate any and all help you can give. I'm such a newbie at this I'm going to have to be stepped through it...

Again, my VASSAL version is 3.1.3. I'm at work now, so I'm unable to do anymore with it at the moment (unless the Mac version is pretty much the same!)...

Thanks for your help, and especially for your patience with me...
jrbentley

 
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yep, the welcome page for vassal has changed. I've sent you an email update. Best keep this off BGG from now on to avoid boring everyone else

Phil.
 
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philmcd wrote:
yep, the welcome page for vassal has changed. I've sent you an email update. Best keep this off BGG from now on to avoid boring everyone else

Phil.


Thanks, will do. I'll check it out this evening. Sorry to be such a bother...

jrbentley
 
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Hi Steve,
good to see some other 45+ boardgamers are around. I enjoy M44 and like you also play solo. Aren't those large plastic figures much easier on older eyes than small cardboard unit markers. I to frist used the single card system but maybe you might want to try what i've found good.

Player draws 3 cards, discards 1 and plays 2.Like having 2 turns at once.

No unit can be activated more than once per game turn.

If you want to handicap a side draw 2, play 2 or only 1. This is good to make more of a challange for a side or best to show lack of command and control structure Russian forces faced in WW2 with interferance from Com. Party officers.

Another house rule i've found good is:

Only Infantry can roll a hit with grenade and only a 1 hex.

Infantry (unless they have AT support) can only engage armour in close combat(1 hex).

Check out this forum as their are plenty of other solo and house rules to utilise.

Days of Wonder website is also a good place for rules maps and the great new editor.

Good Hunting

 
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Hi Thanks for all replies and I'll certainly
look at the sites like gametable.com. I've never yet played Battle Cry but I'll certainly have a good look. Would be great to meet and play online sometime thanks to all.
I recently met Gordon Giltrap in person when he played in my home town, even though we had been corresponding, so that was a great honour in reply to Phil McDonalds last paragraph.
We are not far from each other if you are in Stoke, as I am only 15 miles over into Shropshire. Small world eh!!
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