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Juan Antonio Martinez
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Im looking for a naval game within the Napoleon age, for 1 player, but also with more. Print and play can work.
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eryn roston
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1805: Sea of Glory would work if you could handle the lack of solo rules
 
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Christoph Haeberling
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I recommend Wooden Ships & Iron Men. This is not a solitaire game but there exist an extensive solitaire system here on BGG in the files section.
 
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Kristofer Nilsson
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Flying Colors when it is reprinted.
 
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Antonio B-D
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Crescent wrote:
Flying Colors when it is reprinted.


+1 for Flying Colors, and you can actually help the reprint by preordering...whistle
 
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Juan Antonio Martinez
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Flying Colors seems good. Do you know when is going to be reprinted? Can I play it with miniatures? with scale?
 
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Close Action is another option.
 
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A Couple Notes because I just went through this same thing....

1. Close Action - Not suitable for an afternoon play necessarily without some other fans of the series around. This is the pinnacle of the tactical age of sail games in my opinion. The ASL of Napoleonic Naval if you will. Great stuff, but be ready for the complexity and scarcity of players.

2. 1805 Sea of Glory - Never played. Heard great things. Somewhere on here I heard it described as a potential "battle generator for Flying Colors." It's strategic in nature not tactical.

3. Wooden Ships & Iron Men - Can't go wrong here. Tons of players past and present as well as an iconic system that virtually every game afterwards has cited as inspiration. Also this is readily available for not a huge investment.

4. Flying Colors - The best of all worlds. The ability to solo play this thing, can handle fleet actions or ship vs. ship combat. Streamlined rules mean you lose a little detail, but the speed of play is a huge plus.


I ended up with Flying Colors despite the cost for an OOP game. I think I got mine shipped for like $90. It was, by far, the best $90 I've spent on an OOP game in a long time. Definitely scratched my itch!!!
 
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