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nemesszili
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Combat cards - solo play Tue, 12 January 2010 19:53
Did anyone play this new deck solo? Can it be played solo?

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Re:Combat cards - solo play Tue, 12 January 2010 20:20
I have played Pavlov's House solo, and I say it can be played solo,
BUT
there are things that make it strange.

At least 3 of the cards are played on the other players turn: Ambuscade, Out Of Ammo, Fall Back are the once I remember.

Some cards are cards that can turn the tide, (1 card allows 3 German tanks to ignore terrain movement restrictions)

But if you find that you manage fine with Memoir solo, you can play with the Combat deck.
      
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Re:Combat cards - solo play Tue, 12 January 2010 20:29
I've been playing memoir solo for 1 and a half year, so it shouldn't be a problem. Smile

But just like at Ambush, sometimes I found it difficult to attack and to react to it with Ambush at the same time. Hope it will be a very enjoyable experience to battle in Stalingrad with the new combat deck! Very Happy (DoW began shipping to Romania in 2010! Very Happy)
      
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Re:Combat cards - solo play Tue, 12 January 2010 21:00
nemesszili wrote on Tue, 12 January 2010 11:29

(DoW began shipping to Romania in 2010! Very Happy)


Lucky you!! Cool I'm sure it was a Christmas present just for you. Laughing
      
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Re:Combat cards - solo play Tue, 12 January 2010 21:22
Even if it was meant ONLY for me (rather unbelievable), Serbian, Bulgarian, Romanian (not forgetting ourselves, the Hungarian minority living here Smile ) and Bosnian Memoir players will have a good time while playing with new expansions! Very Happy

P.S. Of course I know that this is a present for all Memoir players in South-Eastern Europe, so have fun!

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Re:Combat cards - solo play Tue, 12 January 2010 21:42
nemesszili wrote on Tue, 12 January 2010 12:22

Even if it was meant ONLY for me (rather unbelievable), Serbian, Bulgarian, Romanian (not forgetting ourselves, the Hungarian minority living here Smile ) and Bosnian Memoir players will have a good time while playing with new expansions! Very Happy

P.S. Of course I know that this is a present for all Memoir players in South-Eastern Europe, so have fun!


Of course it was for you, nemesszili. They heard that you couldn't get the Sword of Stalingrad expansion! Laughing Laughing

I'm happy for all of the players in South-Eastern Europe! Cool
      
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Re:Combat cards - solo play Tue, 12 January 2010 21:52
Nemesszili
Is there a way that you could post your solo rules. That sounds like a good way to check out homemade scenarios, of which I like to create WWII battles. Also a good way just to spend an afternoon.
thanks
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Re:Combat cards - solo play Tue, 12 January 2010 22:11
I often play solo (base game and Ovlerlord) and one way to avoid forgetting that you have the Ambush card or others than can be played out of turn in your "opponent's" hand is to lie it / them against the card holders rather than stand them up. This acts as a reminder and in Overlord you often have a choice of which Close Combats to play them against.

Like all solo games you have to be honest with yourself about playing cards but it can be done and it's not too difficult to play two seperate sides if you have a strategy and physically change your position at the board with each turn! Smile
      
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Re:Combat cards - solo play Tue, 12 January 2010 22:19
Achtung Panzer wrote on Tue, 12 January 2010 13:11


Like all solo games you have to be honest with yourself about playing cards but it can be done and it's not too difficult to play two seperate sides if you have a strategy and physically change your position at the board with each turn! Smile



Wow, you actually move to the other side of the table each turn! Shocked By the end of the game you must be tired...or I'm just lazy. I just set the cards up in front of me in their own card holders and play each side the best I can.
      
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Re:Combat cards - solo play Tue, 12 January 2010 22:49
rasmussen81 wrote on Tue, 12 January 2010 22:19

Achtung Panzer wrote on Tue, 12 January 2010 13:11


Like all solo games you have to be honest with yourself about playing cards but it can be done and it's not too difficult to play two seperate sides if you have a strategy and physically change your position at the board with each turn! Smile



Wow, you actually move to the other side of the table each turn! Shocked By the end of the game you must be tired...or I'm just lazy. I just set the cards up in front of me in their own card holders and play each side the best I can.


Exercise and boardgaming at the same time. I thought that could only happen with Pitchcar. Playing it with two cars each gets you even more exercise. Very Happy
      
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Re:Combat cards - solo play Wed, 13 January 2010 13:47
My rule for solo play is simple (just like Achtung Panzer's):

Just play the best card for the current situation, and always seek opportunities for victory.

Also, I'm doing exercises while playing - I'm playing on the floor of my room. Very Happy While getting up and moving to the opposite side, an 'aerial view' of the battlefield really helps you to decide what to do next turn.
Scenarios on Vassal could be viewed just like battles set up on the floor, and this is a great help for both commanders.

Have fun!
      
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Re:Combat cards - solo play Wed, 13 January 2010 19:06
rasmussen81 wrote on Tue, 12 January 2010 21:19

Achtung Panzer wrote on Tue, 12 January 2010 13:11


Like all solo games you have to be honest with yourself about playing cards but it can be done and it's not too difficult to play two seperate sides if you have a strategy and physically change your position at the board with each turn! Smile



Wow, you actually move to the other side of the table each turn! Shocked By the end of the game you must be tired...or I'm just lazy. I just set the cards up in front of me in their own card holders and play each side the best I can.


Why not take it further and adopt two personalities? Try wearing different hats too - it all adds to the realism! Laughing
      
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Re:Combat cards - solo play Wed, 13 January 2010 19:12
Yes, but it takes you closer to schizophrenia. Rolling Eyes - just kidding.

I guess one personality is more than enough to play Memoir. Smile

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Re:Combat cards - solo play Fri, 15 January 2010 18:29
One more question - just received my order and played MG Very Happy - what do you suggest? Shall I play a one-board scenario with Combat Cards, or shall I play straight an OL battle with Combat Cards?
      
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Re:Combat cards - solo play Fri, 15 January 2010 19:30
You should have no problem playing the Overlord scenarios with Combat Cards as the first play with the Combat Cards.

No need to play the standard sized Pavlov's House scenario to learn to play with Combat cards first. But it is a good scenario, so be sure to try it out.
      
    
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