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Mayor Jim
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Is this game playable at all as a solo item? From what I've read, probably not...but looking for other opinions/experiences...
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Mark Evans
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Card driven games with the opportunity to react to the opponents move generally don't play too well solitaire. I have played it solitaire and enjoyed it for what it is. I missed opportunities to react because I was too focused on what my left hand was doing my right didn't react.

Given the opportunity to withdraw from combat is automatic in this game, it makes combat a mutual agreement by both parties most of the time. As a solitaire game I always evaluated the value of each combat the exact same way, so it lacked suspense.

Overall still fun, but not a first choice for solitaire (or second, or third, or fourth...)
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Mike Szarka
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When it is your turn to send a VASSAL move, the wait is excruciating. When it's my turn, well, I've been busy.
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This game is a bit of a fencing match, with thrust/parry in a few key directions. The unknown is key and so I would say playing solo is only for the purpose of learning the rules.

However it plays great by VASSAL PBEM so who cares?
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Some people play solitaire and that is all they do. So it might matter to some readers.
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When it is your turn to send a VASSAL move, the wait is excruciating. When it's my turn, well, I've been busy.
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drmark64 wrote:
Some people play solitaire and that is all they do. So it might matter to some readers.


Yes but I saw no reason not to proselytize for VASSAL.
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Oh right. Yes, VASSAL is awesome.
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