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Not a broad, what game should I get thread but instead I've already got the list down to a select few games. American Revolution is favorite time period for certain but I need to find a game that is solitaire or can be played solitaire (chess versus yourself type game) fairly easily or are specifically designed for solitiare. In addition, I'd like a game that I can replay quite a bit and not be done with after playing a couple of times. Finally, I'm a relative newbie so I'd be afraid a game with a lot of complexity...not that I can't if need be...just a little timid.

Washington's War -- not sure how well this one can be played solo

Hold the Line -- looks pretty simply but also seems playable solo even though it's not designed that way.

D-Day Omaha Beach -- seems to have great reviews and is solo designed. I'm a bit worried about the difficulty level.

Field Commander Rommel -- seems to be solid but I'm not sure it looks as appealing as it might actually be.

World at War: Eisenbach Point or Blood and Bridges -- not at all sure abou this one but it seems to get good chatter. Not sure how solo friendly it would be.

I'd listen to other suggestions but I feel like one of these should be my choice.
 
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The only one Ive played is Field Commander Rommel so it gets my recommendation, I feel you cant go wrong with it. Its fun easily accessible rules wise yet is difficult to beat without feeling like its bad.
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I don't usually recommend a card-driven game like Washington's War for solo play. Knowing what cards both sides have to me spoils the solo play.

The World at War games, however, should play very well solo. Chit draw games are nice for solo play because you maintain the tension of not knowing which side goes next.
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Here's how I'd rank them, given your criteria:

1) Field Commander Rommel; Dan's games are a snap to learn, and he's serious about his solitaire designs.
2) D-Day Omaha Beach; yes, it may be difficult, but from everything I've seen it's rewarding.
3) World at War: Eisenbach Point or Blood and Bridges; Fairly easy to pick up, and the chit-pull activation makes solo easier.
4) Washington's War; and
5) Hold the Line; neither of these strike me as being suited for solitaire play.





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Hornet Leader II- easy and lots of fun. Print and play or Vassal available now. Full production on pre order at Dan Versen Games
 
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Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
The only one Ive played is Field Commander Rommel so it gets my recommendation, I feel you cant go wrong with it. Its fun easily accessible rules wise yet is difficult to beat without feeling like its bad.


I completely agree.
 
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ldsdbomber wrote:
what about this one?
Ambush!


It seemed more of an individual soldier game which is probably not what I would enjoy.
 
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