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RSMax
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  Solitaire anyone? Sat, 06 January 2007 05:11
Hi gang,
Does anyone out there play Memoir '44 solitaire? Taking the turn of both sides. Am interested if anyone shares my enjoyment of solitaire exploration of games.

Russell Schroeder
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Tue, 24 April 2007 04:48
Hi RSMax,

I play M44 solitaire pretty much exclusively. I've found it to be the best 2-player game to play solitaire; more fun than a lot of solitaire only games I've played. The system's card play and simplicity lend itself well to the style.

Axis & Allies: D-Day is great solitaire (as is my recent acquisition, AA: Battle of the Bulge), but they take up a good afternoon for one game, whereas I can play several rounds of M44 in a sitting. The Axis & Allies miniatures also play solitaire nicely.
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Tue, 24 April 2007 05:46
Thanks for the reassuring comments. Some people think it's a bit crazy to play solitaire but for some reason I just feel like it's natural. Very educational if the the scenarios are constructed nicely too.

Have you tried Battlelore yet? Also, I was thinking of picking up A&A pacific or the A&A Europe. Are they tough to play? I play some A&A miniatures with a pretty nice selection of minis I have collected solitaire as well.

Thanks again,
Russell Schroeder
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  Re:Solitaire anyone? Wed, 25 April 2007 01:43
I play solo sometimes. I can't always find people with the time to play. Also I included solo rules in one of my scenarios #2759U and I play Patton's Best #1179U as well. If any of you life in Missouri, and want to play sometime, let me know.
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Wed, 25 April 2007 14:26
Nope, not the Memoir '44, but I have played B-17 and Raid on St.Nazaire. These are excellent soltaire games!!!!
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Wed, 25 April 2007 18:16
I've played every wargame I've ever had solitaire at least once. As you say, a good way to learn the nuances of a game, educational, and it's got to be better than Soduko (I'm not sure I can even spell it...).
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Wed, 25 April 2007 18:25
Ha !! Perfect answer . Sodoku is rediculous. I hate even looking at a board.

My e mail is RussellRSMax@yahoo.com

for more interesting comments. I just ordered Axis and allies D-Day ! Wow. Cant wait to give it a try.

Russell
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Wed, 25 April 2007 23:37
I can get tons of solitaire games of Mem44 in while my wife watches horrible garbage such as American Idol and Dancing with the Stars.

Nothing like locking myself in the garage, turning up the boombox and playing Omaha over and over!

She asked me the other night if I switched seats every time it was the "other" player's turn and thought I was nuts when I said yes!
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Thu, 26 April 2007 00:04
Why play solitaire when you can get online game in through Vassal? You can try to find players live, set up times with them or do what I prefer: PBEM games. I have a handful of opponents at any time so that I usually have a half dozen games going. That why sitting down and opening up a session feels more rewarding when you have 3 or 4 moves to make in a row - all in different games.
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Thu, 26 April 2007 04:42
I've wanted to check Vassal out but never think about it when I have the time...

Is it compatible with Windows Vista?
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Thu, 26 April 2007 05:27
That is absolutely hilarious !! I love a person who has the right answer foir every occasion.

I almost puked when my friend asked my if I watched Dancing with the stars....I swear, I felt like he had sold out. What some guys do for women! GEEZZZ!!

Honestly, I am so glad I am what I am (whatever that is) a gamer through and through !! Luckilly I finally found someone I could play war games with before I die...myself. When I was a kid I could not get anybody to try them.

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Re:Solitaire anyone? Thu, 26 April 2007 13:10
50th wrote on Tue, 24 April 2007 18:43

I play solo sometimes. I can't always find people with the time to play. Also I included solo rules in one of my scenarios #2759U and I play Patton's Best #1179U as well. If any of you life in Missouri, and want to play sometime, let me know.



I live in Springfield, where are you at? I am looking at starting a gaming group.
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Thu, 26 April 2007 14:31
Hi,

Is that the Springfield that is on Route 120 coming out of Lake Geneva ? If it is, that's reasonable.

I'm in Lake Como subdivision.

Russell Schroeder


      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Thu, 26 April 2007 17:44
fyi i play also solitaire.. of course it could be good to have someone but if nobody is in around I play that way, it's good anyway. As already said A&A D-day is a perfect solitaire game, A&A pacific not that much. A solo game is a really clever exercise to improve ourselves: it's not easy to look a problem from two different points of view and strive ourselves to solve it in both situations... Very Happy
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Thu, 26 April 2007 17:57
I always find that when I play against myself, I can't help but cheat. Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Thu, 26 April 2007 18:28
Yeah sometimes when you know that the enemy has that Ambush card its hard to move a unit into close assault...

I always try to separate myself and just make whatever the best move is for each side, regardless of the knowledge of what cards "he" has
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Thu, 26 April 2007 21:59
Haven't tried Battlelore yet....too into M44 Smile I haven't tried AA:Pacific and Europe solitaire, and I'm not sure they would play well that way; but they are nice for groups that don't want to tackle the whole original AA gig.

St Nazire!! Thanks for bringing that to everyone's attention, Slotracer. The BEST Avalon Hill solitaire game I've ever played! Well worth the price. Takes a lot of time to play, though. I've got 2-Player rules (from AH's The General Magazine...anyone remember that one, LOL! Showing my age!)squirreled away in my gameroom somewhere, but haven't tried it with an opponent as yet.

I've heard good things about Vassel, ColtsFan76. I'll probably look into it someday; but palying solitaire really tests your meddle, especially with separating yourself between moves to keep things honest Twisted Evil
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Thu, 26 April 2007 23:41
I used to play with myself... alot... but then I got married.
Now when I try to play with myself, the wife always has something she wants me to do... Our son has been playing with himself for a while, and was a little embarrased when we caught him really going at it... I told him there is nothing wrong with playing with himself, just don't let it get in the way of his school work or chores. And try to keep the sound effects down... I have been in Iraq for over a year now, and my wife is here with me. We work 12 hours a day 7 days a week and if we are both not to tired, she will play with me for a little while.

I am looking forward to going home next year because I really like having other people to play with. I like to play with the wife, but sometimes you just need others to play with also.




      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Fri, 27 April 2007 01:00
Shocked

You just had to go there Randwulf, didn't you! Embarassed

Recess is over now, go stand in the corner and ... um ... play with yourself. Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Fri, 27 April 2007 01:20
WHAT!!!! I was talking about games!!!! my son makes these "woo woo whoosh Ka BOOM" noises when he rolls his dice and "klank klank klank" noise when he moves his tanks...

of course I think he got it from me.... Rolling Eyes

      
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  Re:Solitaire anyone? Fri, 27 April 2007 12:31
I live in Washington, a little ways from Springfield, I'm afraid. But, great to hear from another Missouri gamer, and especially a M44 gamer at that!
      
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  Re:Solitaire anyone? Fri, 27 April 2007 12:36
ColtsFan76 wrote on Wed, 25 April 2007 17:04

Why play solitaire when you can get online game in through Vassal? You can try to find players live, set up times with them or do what I prefer: PBEM games. I have a handful of opponents at any time so that I usually have a half dozen games going. That why sitting down and opening up a session feels more rewarding when you have 3 or 4 moves to make in a row - all in different games.


I would like to try Vassal. I even downloaded it, but I have never done internet gaming and was kinda intimitaded by it. If its that good, and I ever figure it out, then all my online hours from then on will probably be spent playing M44 online.
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Fri, 27 April 2007 17:22
The cool thing about VASSAL, it is pretty much as close to playing a real board game on a PC that you can get! As you pretty much have to do everything manually like in real life. Such as moving the pieces and determining LOS and such. I have been thinking of starting an online gaming group that meets bi-weekly or something and plays on VASSAL and BSW. The main reason behind this is that I can't seem to get a GOOD gaming group together Smile So if anybody is interested email me or something and we might it set up. I was thinking simple wargames such as M44, C&C:A, BattleLore, Combat Commander: Europe, etc. Then on BSW we can play a lot of the Euros people enjoy Smile

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Re:Solitaire anyone? Fri, 27 April 2007 19:59
Brandon

The problem with an online group is that carving a specific time on a periodic basis is tough. That is why I prefer the PBEM route. I can devote half an hour or so a day to gaming but it is on my schedule. I can knock out a single turn for maybe half a dozen games in that time. Plus, I play againt people in Portugal, France, England, and at one time, Japan and Australia - not to mentione the 4 or so time zones in the US/Canada. Finding a good time to meet is nearly impossible.

Also, I would recommend not putting your email address online like that. You'll have about 50 more spam today.

50th-

I have a tutorial set up for M44, send me a PM with your email address and I can send it to you. It will walk you through Pegasus Bridge and we can play it PBEM.
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Fri, 27 April 2007 20:33
I get really irritated with PBEM b/c I am impatient and want to keep playing. As for the meeting time, I am just looking for like 4 or 5 people. I am in several online racing leagues with people from all over the world that meet at a set time every week, so surely I can find that many people that are interested... And if not, I will deal with it Smile
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Fri, 22 June 2007 05:39
thers only one game i play solitaire Love Twisted Evil
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Fri, 22 June 2007 06:50
I play all my games solitaire to learn the rules and work out any quirks before having games with friends, just makes the game run smoother on the day.

I play Memoir '44 solo by setting up the scenarion, then taking turns drawing cards from the deck and doing those actions, if I draw a card that cant be used, I just draw another one til I get one that can be used.
Sure, its a lot more random and less strategic with the choices, but it makes a quick game when no one is around and I have the itch to play.

And to save me from moving around the table, I just count any side mentioned as if it were on my left or right.
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Fri, 22 June 2007 08:10
Whiterook wrote on Thu, 26 April 2007 20:59



St Nazire!! Thanks for bringing that to everyone's attention, Slotracer. The BEST Avalon Hill solitaire game I've ever played! Well worth the price.


Agreed. I bought it when it came out, and like to drag it out from time to time. The BBC showed an excellent documentary on St. Nazaire a couple of months ago, by the way.

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I've got 2-Player rules (from AH's The General Magazine...anyone remember that one, LOL! Showing my age!)


And mine; I have that copy of The General as well Smile
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Sat, 30 June 2007 01:55
St. Nazaire is one of the few made-for-solitaire-play games that keeps me coming back for more. Patton's Best & Open Fire both offer cool tank warfare; but the closest fun to St Nazaire I've seen is the Ambush series. All worth a check-see, for those interested in Solitaire play.

I've actually thought more than once that St. Nazaire might make a good clone opportunity for the M44 or AA:Mini's environment...with a home made map, of course! Hmmmm, a nice Fall project!

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Re:Solitaire anyone? Sat, 30 June 2007 16:21
I'll have to say that some of the most fun I have had is playing with myself. Laughing B-17 Queen of the skies, get boring pretty quickly, There is too much chance on the roll of the dice. Now AMBUSH!, There is a solitaire game. I'd love to see that game system put into a computer game, but that would probably be to calm for most computer gamers today.
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Sun, 01 July 2007 04:29
Something about those darned little chits, though, eh Trumpetman52? Like a good old book, that tactile experience still has something behind it.

Bye the way...does "Trumpetman" have anything to do with Drum & Bugle Corps? Drums were my gig, actually.
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Sun, 01 July 2007 05:34
As a matter of fact, yes and no. I play in my drum & bugle corps where I work and i also arrange music for us. The trumpet is my primary instrument and I also play the flugelhorn. I have been known and currently getting my name and information out that I play taps for veteran's ceremonies.
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Sun, 01 July 2007 05:37
Fantastic! I marched for 5 years in the mid 70's; then taught and arranged percussion from 1984-2000....got the tenitus to prove it!
      
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Re:Solitaire anyone? Sun, 01 July 2007 11:50
I play a bit of guitar - no good for a marching band though...

Another thought; Vassal is great for solitaire play too. I know that seems odd, but there are times when there's no-one else online. Plus if you're playtesting your own scenarios the map setup features of Vassal make it easy. To play solo I just load the scenario as an observer and use my real command card deck to have the right number of cards for each side. With next to zero setup time you can get through a solo game in about 20 minutes, sometimes less.

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