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Offline Bamilus

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Looking for solo wargame suggestions
« on: July 03, 2019, 04:24:52 PM »
Apologies for somewhat long post (tl;dr at bottom). I'm a computer wargamer looking to branch out a bit. I've played almost every computer wargame released since 2005 and I'm looking for a solo boardgame, preferably Vassal but physical is fine as long as it doesnt take up a room. I have the Matrix World in Flames and it's a good game but pretty massive for solo play:

Criteria are:
-Strategic level
-This is the biggest one: has unique mechanics that are not done well or non existent in computer wargames.  Political/diplomatic stuff intrigues me. I'm not looking for just a glorified hex pusher games since there a million of those I own on PC.
-Any era is fine but prefer WW2 whole globe or PTO (no ETO).
-Map and unit density: in the Blitz, Cataclysm, T&T range.

Possible games I've thought of but would appreciate feedback:
1. Churchill (not hex but interesting mechanics)
2. Trump and Tragedy
3. Cataclysm
5. AE Dai senso
6. Absolute victory

Tl;dr - board game noob looking for (preferably Vassal) solo strategic game with medium level unit density/complexity that offers some unique mechanics and gameplay that cant be easily replicated by traditional computer wargames. WW2 Global or PTO preferred.  Thank you!!!

Offline Phantom

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Re: Looking for solo wargame suggestions
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2019, 01:47:56 PM »
You could try Fleet Commander Nimitz (PTO if you hadn't guessed!) which is for sale as a Vassal version of the boardgame of the same name. Several very good video reviews/playthroughs (one by Stuka Joe if I recall) that will give you a good idea if its what you're after. It plays non historically (though the OOB's are historical) which may cause concern for some, but it is a game and as its also solo you really need non historical possibilities otherwise you can't be surprised by the AI.
Hope that helps.