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von Schwartz24 Aug 2019 4:55 p.m. PST

Hey, does anyone out there use of know of some good SYW rules for us poor solo gamers out here in the desert?

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2019 8:58 p.m. PST

The old Koenig Krieg?

RittervonBek25 Aug 2019 1:35 a.m. PST

Second that. :)

YogiBearMinis25 Aug 2019 5:27 a.m. PST

Piquet Cartouche (the SYW set) or Field of Battle by Piquet. The card-driven mechanic makes solo play easy because it provides a certain amount of fog-of-war to the flow of initiative and unit activations, allowing you to set up a strategy for each side and then simply follow it as the cards let you. Inherently better than any IGOUGO system.

von Schwartz25 Aug 2019 5:56 p.m. PST

I've got KK vol. 1 and vol. 2, I think. Hard to tell for sure since they did not number the volumes, the oldest one dates from 1982 from Mikes Models, the newer one has a date of 1996 and is from Freikorps and Outland Games. Never heard of those mentioned by Yogi. Are they readily available here in the US?

YogiBearMinis26 Aug 2019 6:24 a.m. PST

Piquet publications are available from On Military Matters, a few others, and direct from

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2019 5:15 a.m. PST

Morale Napoleon from Two Hour Wargames?


Available from Wargame Vault.

Dexter Ward27 Aug 2019 9:14 a.m. PST

Honours of War from Osprey

von Schwartz27 Aug 2019 4:51 p.m. PST

The Piquet series sounds interesting, marketing is typical $5 USD for the basic rules but $35 USD and up for the add-ons you require to use the base set.

Set the hook and reel them in!

Regardless, I may be interested in testing them at some time. I was surprised to hear that KK was considered a first choice by the first two to respond. I assume that you have used them in this capacity, i.e. solo gaming, any tips or modifications you recommend?

Personal logo Gonsalvo Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2019 6:18 p.m. PST

You can get most of the Piquet products as pdf's for very little:

Piquet Rules PDF Files For Sale
All of the Piquet rule sets are available for purchase as PDF files. The price for each title is listed below:

$10 USD
Archon 2nd Edition
Band of Brothers 2nd Edition
Anchor of Faith
Cartouche 2nd Edition
Les Grognards 2nd Edition
Hallowed Ground 2nd Edition
Din of Battle 2nd Edition
Jump or Burn
Command Piquet
Pulse of Battle
Field of Battle 2nd Edition
Blunders on the Danube
Field of Battle: World War 1
Field of Battle: WW2
Hostile Realms

$6 USD
Hannibal ad Portas
Chef de PK
Grand Piquet
Theatre of War
Forgotten Heroes

$3 USD
Master Rules (needed for playing the Piquet period supplements)

The PDF files can be purchased by either sending payment via PayPal to me at, OR you can email me and request that I send you a PayPal payment request.

von Schwartz28 Aug 2019 6:35 p.m. PST

To paraphrase Artie Shaw from "Laugh In"
"Very interesting, and a lot cheaper"

Thank you

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