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A.T. Selvaggio
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I'm relatively new to wargaming and have only dabbled in light stuff - Memoir, CC:A, Battlelore, Hold the Line and Napoleon 100 days. Can anyone suggest a good WWI game that is light to medium, can be played solitaire (even playing both sides) and gives a good scope of the conflict (or is expandable)?
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World War I. This sounds like just what your looking for.
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The First World War



Bluffing is crucial, and while the board represents the European map, the movement of troops is pretty abstracted. The game doesn´t receive much love on BGG, nut is very underrated in my opinion. Just don´t expect a simulation but light to medium fits the bill.

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Are you interested in tactical battles, or would you be interested in something covering a campaign or the whole war?

Avalanche Press has just released a new series of tactical battles, called "Infantry Attacks" based on the "Panzer Grenadier" WWII rules. The rules are online if you want to look at them. http://avalanchepress.com/line_InfantryAttacks.php
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First World War looks like it might fit the bill. Can you play it solo (or play both sides)?

Red Poppies might be an option.
 
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atsgamer wrote:
First World War looks like it might fit the bill. Can you play it solo (or play both sides)?

Red Poppies might be an option.


Solo won't go, because of the bluffing aspect (you place dummy counters among the stacks of armies, thus creating an impressing pile whose strength is slightly above zero...)
 
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Hmm...maybe Red Poppies or Trenchzone will work. Thanks for the input.
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Trenchzone is ideal, however solo maybe difficult.

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Regarding Trenchzone - is solo difficult because of a bluffing element or is like Memoir 44 where you are managing hands for both sides. I am pretty good at playing Memoir 44 solo and Worthington games. I just play both sides honestly - can this be done with Trenchzone?

BTW, your game looks great! Only available through the UK website, right?
 
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