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WarDepotDavid Inactive Member20 Dec 2010 6:31 p.m. PST

One of the members of the Yahoo Solo Wargaming group suggested we all commit 1/1/11 as International Solo Wargaming Day.

So get to it and book a game on that day and write it up.

I've booked a small Napoleonics game for the day.


14Bore20 Dec 2010 6:37 p.m. PST

see what I can do

Top Gun Ace Inactive Member20 Dec 2010 7:01 p.m. PST

Sounds like a good idea.

Nick Nascati Inactive Member20 Dec 2010 7:16 p.m. PST

Sounds good to me. In fact I have exactly the perfect game in mind. But, who am I supposed to book a game with if it is Solo Wargaming Day?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2010 7:54 p.m. PST

OK – talked me into it!

platypus01au20 Dec 2010 7:59 p.m. PST

Nice idea.

I'll see what I can do.


zoneofcontrol20 Dec 2010 8:56 p.m. PST

Nick Nascati-
"But, who am I supposed to book a game with if it is Solo Wargaming Day?"

Your choices… Han Solo if it is a Star Wars game, Napoleon Solo if it is a Cold War spy vs. spy game or you could just sing "O Solo(Sole) Mio" for any of the various Italian campaigns through the centuries. If you're planning on doing Star Trek, you are out of luck. That guy's name is Sulu and hasn't signed on yet.

BiPolar Bear Inactive Member20 Dec 2010 11:28 p.m. PST

We like solo games.
I take one side.
And I take the other.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Dec 2010 11:38 p.m. PST

I think that I would make better use of my time painting.

Top Gun Ace Inactive Member20 Dec 2010 11:59 p.m. PST

I like the Napoleon Solo retro game idea, and he fits in nicely with the theme too…..

boggler21 Dec 2010 3:20 a.m. PST

Nice idea. I'll see what I can come up with

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2010 4:49 a.m. PST

All being well Hicks Pasha and the Mahdi will be doing battle on that day as part of my contribution to Solo Wargaming Day.

Either that or I'll be giving "B17 – Queen of the Skies" a spin again :)

Big Martin Inactive Member21 Dec 2010 5:40 a.m. PST

Good idea – will see what I fancy doing.

scotskane Inactive Member21 Dec 2010 5:40 a.m. PST

Great idea! I could dust off Fasa's Crimson Skies and do some Zepp-bashing. I even have miniatures for that.

'B17-Queen of the Skies', I have'nt played that in a while. Last time I did the Crew had more holes than the plane did.

Or use Twilight 2000 with my old modern minitanks.

vojvoda Inactive Member21 Dec 2010 7:26 a.m. PST

Okay at 11:11AM I am going to playtest my Hoth Star Wars game with SIX 20mm AT-ATs I will see if I can get some phone camera shots as my other camera went with the Ex.
James Mattes

richarDISNEY Inactive Member21 Dec 2010 8:24 a.m. PST

Not a bad idea…

I got a feeling I will be nursing a headache on New Years Day, so solo gaming might be helpful. Well, at least more quiet. laugh

zoneofcontrol21 Dec 2010 9:21 a.m. PST

As a more serious reply to my earlier post…

I just ordered a battery of 105mm Howitzers and if received in time to get them ready, I'll do the Easy Company D-Day assault on the battery near Brecourt Manor.

"Me" will play the US Paras. "Myself" will play the Germans. And "I" will umpire. May the best man win!

Steve Hazuka Inactive Member21 Dec 2010 9:50 a.m. PST

So who do you shake hands with at the end of the game?

Andrew May1 Inactive Member21 Dec 2010 10:39 a.m. PST

Good idea! Shame I won't be able to take part as will be on holiday and far away from my minis…

Feet up now Inactive Member21 Dec 2010 2:22 p.m. PST

Good idea but I will still be a bit drunk so will decline in favour of a sober GM.

rmcaras Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2010 11:06 p.m. PST

you are playing a game by yourself; why schedule it for a specific day? Just play a game when you can.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2010 6:57 a.m. PST

Wouldn't 14th February be more appropriate?

14Bore22 Dec 2010 10:44 a.m. PST

1/01(18)11 -0845Hrs village near Ayre East Prussia, 3" new snow, 25deg……….to be continued

Inkbiz Inactive Member22 Dec 2010 10:48 a.m. PST

Count me in..although what do we do in 2012?

1815Guy Inactive Member22 Dec 2010 11:39 a.m. PST

Well, Im waiting for the doubles event in 2/2/22………

Broglie Inactive Member22 Dec 2010 1:12 p.m. PST

I will definitely have such a game and there will be nobody to prove I did not.

I might even have two games

Tekawiz23 Dec 2010 2:58 a.m. PST

Actually the real day should be in November when it's 11/11/11.

trailape23 Dec 2010 5:20 a.m. PST

Count me in!
Sharp Practice, Song of Drum and Shako or a small "Mud and Blood" game is on the cards mes thinks,..

Early morning writer Inactive Member29 Dec 2010 12:23 p.m. PST

I vote for the 11/11/11 – I might actually be able to do that date. 1/1? Dangerous death ray lurking about the house making it not possible! And she has a mean ray.

Maxshadow30 Dec 2010 6:13 a.m. PST

Me too. Great idea

Dave Crowell30 Dec 2010 9:01 a.m. PST

I will endevor to join in. Although tradition has it that what ever you do on New Year's Day you will be doing a lot in the coming year… Does this ean we are setting ourselves up for a lot more solo games? or more gaming in general? Either way it's not so bad for me.

Woodbinedrinker Inactive Member31 Dec 2010 7:00 a.m. PST

So how will anyone know that it's a special day? You'll all stay home and play with yourselves.
I guess you could organize a march or a convention, but that would run counter to the "solo" aspect. And the convention might have a great bar and buffet, but when the games start, everyone would Bleeped text off to their respective rooms. The die hards would run around a table in a conference room throwing dice and swearing at them as they see fit.

14Bore01 Jan 2011 7:12 p.m. PST

Anyone starting up a results thread?

ochoin deach Inactive Member01 Jan 2011 7:38 p.m. PST

Well I started a solo game but I caught myself cheating and now I'm not speaking to myself.

14Bore01 Jan 2011 7:51 p.m. PST

Don't take it out on yourself, its always someone elses fault

14Bore02 Jan 2011 7:50 a.m. PST

game room temp 37deg F, 1066 fig, 3 battlefield repairs, Preuss caus 48 K,W,M 21 fig routed, Russ caus 49 K,W,M 46 fig routed, 3 1/2 hrs completed, not done.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2011 9:00 a.m. PST

I still think 14th February would have been more apt.

I hope nobody had a bath for at least a week before their game.

WarDepotDavid Inactive Member03 Jan 2011 2:42 a.m. PST

After Action Report of my solo game here:
TMP link

Daffy Doug Inactive Member03 Jan 2011 9:13 a.m. PST

Oopsie, missed it this year. Maybe next year then….

WarDepotDavid Inactive Member03 Jan 2011 8:02 p.m. PST

There's another one on 11/1/11; 1/11/11 and 11/11/11.

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