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Rick Teverbaugh
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I am looking for solo WWII games. I would prefer something that isn't mind-numbingly complicated. Any help would be appreciated.
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Mike Pranno
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rickert wrote:
I am looking for solo WWII games. I would prefer something that isn't mind-numbingly complicated. Any help would be appreciated.

Field Commander: Rommel struck me as one of the easier solitaire games to both learn and play. Most of the other solitaire games I own are much more detailed and rules-oriented, which is something I actually prefer.
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My favorite is Patton's Best. You play as a tank in Patton's 4th Army trying to survive each day while taking ground. That isn't an easy proposition as pretty much everything the Germans have is better than your thin armored, weak cannoned Sherman. I love it because the game seems to create its own story helped by crew members and tanks you can name, and with your crew members able to level up over time.

The rules are medium complexity with the rulebook being about 15 pages if I remember correctly (much of which is either for the campaign or special rules) . You'll find yourself consulting the rulebook often though since there are tons of special conditions and tables for those conditions (which I don't mind, but some do).

Those special conditions are often what make the game though, so I recommend not cutting them out. My first Sherman, The Green Menace, went up in a ball of flame because of the special rule that said Command had ordered me to carry 140 extra tank rounds for reserve for the platoon. The Captain was barely able to pull a wounded crewman free from the tank before the rounds ignited .
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Andrew Miller
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D-Day at Omaha Beach is being reprinted in April.

Also, check out Victory Point Games they seem to produce a lot of simple solo games.
 
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D-Day Dice can be played solo, is fun and isn't too complicated.
 
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Ade Lewis
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Have a look at Ambush!
It has expansions as well.
Can be tough to get hold of, but I've heard nothing but good about it.
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Rick Teverbaugh
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Bombadillo wrote:
D-Day Dice can be played solo, is fun and isn't too complicated.


I am tracking down a copy of that with the kickstarter material. I think I will like it.
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