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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2020 9:37 a.m. PST

Dave etal,
I've been playing Bob Cordery's Gridded Naval Wargame for ACW, but would like to try something with a bit more to it. Will D&C work solo?
Nick

daveshoe22 Nov 2020 9:00 p.m. PST

I would say yes. During a turn, the order each side takes actions (movement/combat) are randomly determined by card draws, with each side getting 3 actions cards. So you don't have to worry about plotting movement or gunnery. You just draw a card, resolve that side's actions, and then repeat until all the cards are drawn.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2020 6:18 a.m. PST

Thanks, that sounds hopeful. The rules seem pretty straight forward.

boggler23 Nov 2020 2:02 p.m. PST

Yes it does.

I've played several games and its ideal for solo play. Here's an example:

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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2020 3:52 p.m. PST

I did message Dave, but perhaps someone else could answer this. With the card driven action phases, am I correct in thinking that one side could elect to fire or move multiple times?

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 10:53 a.m. PST

You can move and fire within each of your own phases

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 12:19 p.m. PST

Thanks Dave. Now to figure out what to buy. I'm going to replace my primitive scratch built models.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 1:46 p.m. PST

What scale are you thinking of?

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 2:43 p.m. PST

I'm going to get the 1/1200 models from Shapeways, Brown Water Navy. I've done 1/600th before, as well as a couple of scratch built sets.

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