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Brycie35
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Memoir 44 (Solo)? Fri, 08 April 2011 11:06
I have notice many people playing Memoir 44 Solo.

Could somebody please explain to me how this is played?

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Re:Memoir 44 (Solo)? Fri, 08 April 2011 12:10
I generally just play the best I can from whichever side I'm on. It's not a perfect system because it's hard to forget where the 'other' side has cards for, but it's still fun!!

Alternately, I've heard players talk about playing as one side and then just drawing a card (or two) off the top of the pile for the other side. Each turn you just do the best you can with that randomly drawn card...so you have a more unknown element, but less strategy and planning from the other side.

Those are two of the simple ways I've heard people talk about for solo play with Memoir '44.
      
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Re:Memoir 44 (Solo)? Fri, 08 April 2011 12:30
Oh ok, thanks.

I found this posted on the M44 user page too...

http://www.daysofwonder.com/uploads/userpages/272628/_1072.p df

      
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Re:Memoir 44 (Solo)? Fri, 08 April 2011 13:41
Sure, that could work as well. When I'm playing solo, I'm more interested in having fun and enjoying the game so I wouldn't bother with the dice and the chart...I would just play the best card I could for each side.

But if you want to simulate a completely different player (who sometimes makes a foolish card choice) that document would be perfect! It really comes down to what you're looking for in a Solo game, and as long as you're having fun it doesn't matter how you play! Very Happy
      
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Re:Memoir 44 (Solo)? Fri, 08 April 2011 13:46
Or alternatively you could roll dice for both sides, thus eliminating the problem of playing card while knowing your opponents hand.

A good option for play testing scenarios perhaps? Wink
      
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Re:Memoir 44 (Solo)? Fri, 08 April 2011 17:15
I use the chart you had the link to, plus one of my own:
http://cdn.daysofwonder.com/uploads/userpages/272628/_4336.p df

I sometimes roll for objectives instead of using the ones in the scenario. I also have used the rules from the scenario "Patton's Best" available on SFTF. Memoir lends itself quite well to solo play. I also have an Avalon Hill solo tank and vehicle game, called "Open Fire".

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Re:Memoir 44 (Solo)? Fri, 08 April 2011 17:45
I play solo drawing 1 card for me and I play it.
Then I draw one card for "the ghost" and I play it.
Ambush card is held by whoever draws it. He gets a new (second) card.
Simple.
The hardest thing is to get into the mind of the other person.
And not to cheet ! Laughing Laughing Laughing

I always win playing solo.

[Updated on: Fri, 08 April 2011 18:06]

      
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Re:Memoir 44 (Solo)? Fri, 08 April 2011 18:03
Greetings All,

I play solo quite a lot, and have found it it to be very enjoyable. of course not as much fun as FTF, yet good for exploring a scenario, stopping for a while, reading up in history books and generally getting into it.

I alway play a full hand for each side, as per the senario. Moving around the table from one side to the other for each turn. Oposition cards are face down when I play one side _ which is a bit of a bugger as I nearly always forget when the oposition has an ambush card, and forget to play it Confused

I try to play the active side as best as posible, even knowing(partially, cos' I forget) what the the side has.
I have also found that playing a turn or two before work, then a couple more when I get home means I forget who has what, and I cogitate on the game and where to move next etc ( I think I need to get out more....)

I have found there is no point in cheating, as it is only yourself who loses out, even if the throw was abad one, like five flags on a TFH !

Enjoy playing with youeself (pardon? Very Happy )

Fred the Obscure





      
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Re:Memoir 44 (Solo)? Fri, 08 April 2011 18:13
Like Fred and some others, I just switch side. Drawing one card at a time (or two) removes the ability to plan which is part of the game in my sense. It also obliviates the difference in the card numbers for each hand, again against the scenario balance. I just withdraw the ambush card.
I played the Normandy grand campaign from the book that way. I just try to play the best option for each side. You do not have so much choice anyway.
My two cents.
      
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Re:Memoir 44 (Solo)? Sat, 09 April 2011 01:20
Hi all

Hope this doesn't sound like a stupid question, but does any (or has anyone) played any of the overlord scenarios solo?

I've been playing a few years now, and have gotten my brother, 2 brothers in law and father in law into the game as well, but we just don't get to play often enough, face to face. And I can see that the overlord scenarios really bring another dimension to the game.

I am getting my "fix" via the online game right now, and although I love the online game, it has also given me the urge to play the board game again.

Brian
      
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Re:Memoir 44 (Solo)? Sat, 09 April 2011 03:32
I've played standard and Overlord games solo. It's no problem at all.

To play solo, in general, I just put the cards out face-up (for convenience), but I root for whichever side it at bat, and I don't look over at the other side's cards. (If one side has Ambush, I try to play it as if I were the opposing player. Occasionally, I forget to play an "obvious" Ambush, because I wasn't looking. In that case, I back up and retroactively play the Ambush.)
      
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Re:Memoir 44 (Solo)? Sat, 09 April 2011 06:45
sam1812 wrote on Fri, 08 April 2011 18:32

I've played standard and Overlord games solo. It's no problem at all.

To play solo, in general, I just put the cards out face-up (for convenience), but I root for whichever side it at bat, and I don't look over at the other side's cards. (If one side has Ambush, I try to play it as if I were the opposing player. Occasionally, I forget to play an "obvious" Ambush, because I wasn't looking. In that case, I back up and retroactively play the Ambush.)


That's pretty much how I play solo too, except that I just toss out the Ambush card. Playing it retroactively is a good idea, too.
      
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Re:Memoir 44 (Solo)? Sat, 09 April 2011 09:18
sam1812 wrote on Sat, 09 April 2011 02:32

I've played standard and Overlord games solo. It's no problem at all.




Depends on the Overlord Scenario

first game of overlord I ever played was a Solo game of one of teh Sword of Stalingrad scenarios, with the Commissar chip, by about turn 3, I'd completely lost track of how many cards the Russian player had/should have. I'm surprised I made it through the game without my head melting...

Unless you're already familiar with the format, I'd recommend a few simple ones for your first solo efforts.
      
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Re:Memoir 44 (Solo)? Sat, 09 April 2011 19:13
sam1812 wrote on Sat, 09 April 2011 02:32

I've played standard and Overlord games solo. It's no problem at all.


I play most of my Memoir '44 solo: standard, Overlord and Breakthrough. Just take your time as each player, play the best card and play to win (as per scenario objectives of course). Many obvious cards present themselves as situations arise e.g. Air Power when units are grouped, Barrage for dug-in defences or artillery in bunkers etc.

It's quite engrossing as the game moves along.


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Re:Memoir 44 (Solo)? Sun, 10 April 2011 08:10
I play them all.
      
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Re:Memoir 44 (Solo)? Sun, 10 April 2011 09:43
I have been playing a fair bit of Memoir solo in all formats. I play for the fun and story and just play my best for both sides. If a side has the Ambush card and I decide that side wants to protect a unit, I flip it faceup during the other sides turn to remember it.
This way works fine for me, but after Memoir'44 Online I often do a game or two againt Johnny instead of setting up a scenario for soloplay.

When I play solo I like to play scenarios that has a clearly defined attacker-defender role, like the beach landings or scenarios that has exit markers in them. That way the overall strategy is laid out for my opposing side, which normally win. Sad

When I play solo I'm in for the ride, not for the win!

Stig Morten

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Re:Memoir 44 (Solo)? Sun, 10 April 2011 09:53
ad79 wrote on Sun, 10 April 2011 10:43

When I play solo I'm in for the ride, not for the win!

Stig Morten


Now that should be the motto of all solo players! Very Happy

[Updated on: Sun, 10 April 2011 09:53]

      
    
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