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John Tyson11 Mar 2018 12:56 p.m. PST

Are there any AoS rules that you'd recommend for solo play?



John Tyson11 Mar 2018 12:56 p.m. PST


roving bandit Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2018 2:35 p.m. PST

I enjoy these rules by THW.

John Tyson11 Mar 2018 2:46 p.m. PST

Thank you, rb. I should have mentioned rules that work for 1:1200 scale.

I'm currently using a modified for non-hex table "Wooden Ships & Iron Men." But with the writing of movements required in WS&IM, it doesn't lend itself to solo play.


roving bandit Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2018 4:53 p.m. PST

I play And A Bottle Of Rum with those Pirates Of The Spanish Main ships. I only use about half the book, because I only use the ship to ship combat rules and skip all the land based "roleplay" stuff.

4DJones11 Mar 2018 10:38 p.m. PST

There are a couple of solo systems for WS&IM out on the Net. Give them a Google.

DeRuyter12 Mar 2018 8:44 a.m. PST

Ares Sails of Glory can be played solo. There are solo rules and scenarios available. Look on The Anchorage fan site.


13 Mar 2018 4:54 a.m. PST

Form on the Admiral's Wake can be played solo. If you want I can get the contact info.

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 7:39 a.m. PST

probably any game that uses card/chit activation might be enjoyable solo. Such as

Kiss me Hardy

Form Line of Battle

John Tyson29 Mar 2018 2:42 p.m. PST

Thanks everyone.

I have chosen the "Post Captain" rules for my 1:1200 scale solo sea battles. They do work for solo play.

I have completed my first battle between three (3) British vessels and two (2) French vessels. It was a hard fought fight with the very battered French winning the contest. I think I got through the learning curve of the rules.

I've just started my second solo battle between four (4) French vessels and four (4) British vessels. Each side has one (1) First Rate, two (2) Second Rates, and one (1) Fifth Rates.

"Post Captain" is satisfyingly detailed, but probably not rules that could complete a multi-vessel battle in an afternoon. But, I'm retired and have days to finish my games solo.

Here are a couple of photos of my latest ongoing battle in its early stage. Exchanging boardsides!!

And here is Photographic Proof that the Earth is Flat!!!
(at least in the miniature wargaming world.)

Again, thanks!

God bless,

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2018 10:44 a.m. PST

Looks very Good John! I see you based the ships as well. looks good.

could I ask what ocean mat is that? I really like the look of it.

and not to shamelessly promote myself, but if you're running many ships at once with Post Captain, I think you might find my small PC modifications handy… or not.
: )


John Tyson30 Mar 2018 12:35 p.m. PST

Thanks Stew! I like your modifications. I have the time playing solo to mess with the fractions, but I do like how you've rounded the crew factors out. So-o-o much easier. I sometimes like easier.
By the way Stew, I chose the "Post Captain" rules based on your review of the rules. The alternating movement is great for solo play.

Yes, I opted to base my ship using clear acrylic. I requested advice about basing on TMP and added photos down the thread of my ships with the bases:
TMP link
I got the bases from the same folks (Old Dominion GameWorks) that sell the "Post Captain" rules.

I bought my 6' x 4' mat from Frontline Gaming.

God bless,

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2018 4:14 p.m. PST

Thanks for the link John.


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