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acctingman1869 Inactive Member05 Nov 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

I've read a few posts here about playing CY6 solo. Mainly, doing away with the plotted moves.

I'm currently looking at the Red Sun/Blue Sky rulebook and think this is a great option for 20+ planes on the map.

Can CY6 be played solo with this many planes? Does eliminating plotted moves speed things up enough?

Does the game still bog down with that many planes even after tweaking it?

Anyone care to share what they've done for their house rules?


Bill Slavin05 Nov 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

Last week we played through, for the first time, a new scenario I had written using the Age of Eagles ruleset. It can be found on my blog and I have included orbats with troop numbers in case anyone wants to adapt it to their own rule set.
The scenario, based on the battle of Medellin, pits a smaller but more effective French force with superior artillery (the 1st Corps under Marshal Victor) against the Spanish Army of Estremadura commanded by General Cuesta. It was played on a 7.5' X 6' table with 1/72 scale figures, and in this case all the toys came from my cupboard.

Here's the link to the AAR with loads of pics: link

And here are a few pics from the game:




Bill Slavin05 Nov 2017 7:45 a.m. PST

Sorry all, weird crap here. The dreaded bug, I guess?

Chalfant05 Nov 2017 12:33 p.m. PST

Great looking game…. seems the Spanish did alright until the very end.


Bill Slavin05 Nov 2017 5:45 p.m. PST

Thanks, Chalfant. Yes it was not so bad for the Spanish for most of the game – and then awful. Very much like the actual battle!

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