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Dave Terhune
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I often have a wargame set up on my table for solo play, either real or virtual. At the moment, however, I'm between games and having trouble deciding which one to put on the table next. The top contenders, in no particular order, are Burma, World in Flames, or the next game in my ongoing Solitaire ASL campaign.

I have never yet played WiF or an OCS game, so in both cases these will be learning endeavors (a big reason for playing solo, so I can take my time and read the relevant rules sections prior to each move until I'm sure I've got them right).

With WiF, I intend to play both the Barbarossa and Guadalcanal scenarios (in that order) to familiarize myself with the relevant rules. For Burma, I'm going to find the shortest scenario (not necessarily the smallest) and play that.

Lots of people do this, however, so you may be wondering why I'm bothering to inform everyone who reads this forum. I have an easy answer to that. Assuming I like the game I learn next, you'll be getting an opponent who'll happily play via VASSAL, either live or PBEM. (In the case of the Solitaire ASL campaign, you'll get a session report like I've done for all the others.)

So which game shall I play next?
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Which game should be the next one I play solo?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Burma
31.9% 22
World in Flames
27.5% 19
Solitaire ASL
23.2% 16
Play them all simultaneously
4.3% 3
Play something else, which is posted below
7.2% 5
Leave the table empty for a while
5.8% 4
Voters 69
This poll is now closed.   69 answers
Poll created by Volfield
Closes: Tue Mar 1, 2011 6:00 am


Feel free to be as selfish as you want in convincing me to play the game of your choice. (If I don't own the game you want me to play, you may have to provide me a copy to get your way.)
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Hi Dave,

Play This Hallowed Ground with Line of Battle rules and probably You'll have an european player more with which to play ... in the future.

I'm with Kiraly for Burma and WiF!

Good luck.

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Just to be the contrarian, you can play Burma anytime. But how many chances are you going to get to put World in Flames on the table?
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Learn something different. Play Steel Wolves!
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kiraly wrote:
Volfield wrote:
I have never yet played WiF or an OCS game...


If you learn Burma you'll open yourself up to the entire series of OCS. Learn WiF and you open yourself up to more WiF. In my totally unbiased opinion, Burma is the way to go.

I await Wendell's rebuttal... laugh


Consider yourself rebutted!
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wifwendell wrote:
kiraly wrote:
Volfield wrote:
I have never yet played WiF or an OCS game...


If you learn Burma you'll open yourself up to the entire series of OCS. Learn WiF and you open yourself up to more WiF. In my totally unbiased opinion, Burma is the way to go.

I await Wendell's rebuttal... laugh


Consider yourself rebutted!


Ditto the rebuttal.
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Play solitaire Burma. I have told you that we can play a game as soon as you consider it fit, and as soon as you start playing Burma, the sooner we will have our game.

Or we can play WiF....
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wifwendell wrote:
kiraly wrote:
Volfield wrote:
I have never yet played WiF or an OCS game...


If you learn Burma you'll open yourself up to the entire series of OCS. Learn WiF and you open yourself up to more WiF. In my totally unbiased opinion, Burma is the way to go.

I await Wendell's rebuttal... laugh


Consider yourself rebutted!


Way too much butting going on for my liking yuk
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Way too much butting going on...


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Garfink wrote:
wifwendell wrote:
kiraly wrote:
Volfield wrote:
I have never yet played WiF or an OCS game...


If you learn Burma you'll open yourself up to the entire series of OCS. Learn WiF and you open yourself up to more WiF. In my totally unbiased opinion, Burma is the way to go.

I await Wendell's rebuttal... :laugh:


Consider yourself rebutted! :p


Ditto the rebuttal.



Ditto the ditto... etc. etc.
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I'm also interested in teaching myself OCS, so if you do go the Burma route, please let me/us know how you went.

I'm a bit reluctant putting another system in my brain, as I'm afraid one or two may fall out the other end!
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I may be in a bit of trouble over this. You see, I started reading the OCS rules the other day to familiarize myself with them in case Burma wins out. By the time I finished the movement section, I knew I was going to like the system enough I'd want more titles. You can see where this is going, right?

So yesterday I pre-ordered the Guderian's Blitzkrieg II reprint, and initiated purchases of Case Blue and DAK2 from a couple gentlemen selling copies here on the Geek.

And some folks in another thread convinced me I also need to try TCS at some point, so MMP is packing up a copy of GD '42 for shipping to my house.

But I have also decided that I will put WiF on the table either right before or right after Burma. (They're running neck and neck right now, with Solitaire ASL a bit behind.) The only question is the order.

All these other things I've found myself buying will have to wait a bit. But you OCS fanatics can cackle gleefully at having made another convert. My pocketbook thinks you're all bastards, by the way. shake
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Dave,

First, you've been geekbuddied.

Second, I read the rules to OCS, then I was pointed towards a Tunisia sale in Portugal and I currently own Burma, Tunisia and DAK. I purchased Case Blue ziplock but it never arrived, and I have preordered GB II.

Third, I played for a whole month, solitaire the Barbarrossa scenario in WiF, on my (at the time) only table!

Thankfully, TCS seems very solitaire unfriendly but Black Wednesday on the Spanish Blue Division is soooooooo tempting.
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abendoso wrote:
Thankfully, TCS seems very solitaire unfriendly but Black Wednesday on the Spanish Blue Division is soooooooo tempting.


Hey Antonio,

Let be tempted by BW, no disappointment in view!!

Bye

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No, please, no, I have already looked at the rules for TCS, and that is how it all started with OCS.

I will end up as a Essig slave, doing anything for my dose of Essig Essence!
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GeneSteeler wrote:
I'm also interested in teaching myself OCS, so if you do go the Burma route, please let me/us know how you went.

I'm a bit reluctant putting another system in my brain, as I'm afraid one or two may fall out the other end!

How about I post a very detailed play-by-play of the Black Cats vs. White Tigers learning scenario, complete with pictures and commentary on what the hell I was thinking when I made each bone-headed move veteran OCSers will be wincing at?
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Dave,

I did almost just that. I played that scenario and posted a pretty detail AAR after turn one, here and in CSW. I received a lot of help and people telling me where I had gone wrong (almost everywhere!)
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I may be in a bit of trouble over this. You see, I started reading the OCS rules the other day to familiarize myself with them in case Burma wins out. By the time I finished the movement section, I knew I was going to like the system enough I'd want more titles. You can see where this is going, right?

So yesterday I pre-ordered the Guderian's Blitzkrieg II reprint, and initiated purchases of Case Blue and DAK2 from a couple gentlemen selling copies here on the Geek.

And some folks in another thread convinced me I also need to try TCS at some point, so MMP is packing up a copy of GD '42 for shipping to my house.

But I have also decided that I will put WiF on the table either right before or right after Burma. (They're running neck and neck right now, with Solitaire ASL a bit behind.) The only question is the order.

All these other things I've found myself buying will have to wait a bit. But you OCS fanatics can cackle gleefully at having made another convert. My pocketbook thinks you're all bastards, by the way. shake



Geekbuddied and tipped! Smoke the OCS crack!
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Steve Carey wrote:
DocStryder wrote:
Way too much butting going on...




I take it we're referring to the Battle of the Bulge here... devil

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Volfield wrote:
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But I have also decided that I will put WiF on the table either right before or right after Burma.

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