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Lonely Gamer17 Apr 2020 7:29 a.m. PST

I managed to get a quick solo game today using a few of my Ironclads and I have put up a battle report on my site.



Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2020 8:41 a.m. PST

Looks like it was great game.

Would be good to see your modifications for solo play.


MajorB17 Apr 2020 8:51 a.m. PST

Who needs modifications for solo play?

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2020 9:35 a.m. PST

Well, appearently me. grin

And possibly some others who won't post the question because they fear the snarky response. grin

Todd63617 Apr 2020 9:45 a.m. PST

Thanks for posting LG. I'm all for any modifications that make the rules better. Apparently, Lonely Gamer felt that, for his needs, modification were in order. Some people like MajorB feel that modifications are not needed. Especially for solo play. The great thing about solo play, you can do what ever you want.

MajorB17 Apr 2020 10:34 a.m. PST

Perhaps I should clarify. I have been wargaming for over 40 years. Most of my wargaming is solo and I have never found the need for specific solo modifications to any set of rules.

MajorB17 Apr 2020 10:39 a.m. PST

Apparently, Lonely Gamer felt that, for his needs, modification were in order.

I could not find any reference to solo modifications in either of the two battle reports on his blog.

Lonely Gamer17 Apr 2020 10:44 a.m. PST

@StoneMtnMinis thanks it was a fun game.
As for playing the rules solo ( I did answer your post on my site ) the activation method in the rules makes solo play very easy, but there are not any specific rules for solo play in my rules you just have to play both sides.

@MajorB yep like you I have been playing solo for many years as well and not really found much need for actual solo rules.

@Todd636 I agree being able to do what you like is part of the fun of solo gaming.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2020 11:21 a.m. PST


OK, I must have missed that when I "quickly" read your post. I will go back and re-read it more carefully.


There may be quite a few gamers on TMP that have never played miniature games "solo" and it was for them that I was posting the question. If you have never done a solo game it can be a little bit confusing, as I discovered many years ago when I was unable to attend club meetings and found there were only Magic players in my area,

So, I think that the current lock-down provides solo gamers the opportunity to add to their ranks by posting helpful information about how they go about handling and running a game. Think of it as an opportunity to recruit. grin

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2020 11:24 a.m. PST

The main problem I have run into with solo gaming is that my opponent cheats! The rotten Bleeped text!

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2020 12:52 p.m. PST

Ain't that the truth!


Lonely Gamer17 Apr 2020 5:46 p.m. PST

I find that I win more games while playing solo…

Although I do lose as well ;O)

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