Started by Bison, March 29, 2012, 03:08:26 PM
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Quote from: bob48 on April 05, 2012, 01:13:05 PMQuote from: Bison on April 05, 2012, 08:02:37 AMWell I pulled the trigger on LnL Band of Heroes in addition to ASLSK Expansion #1. I've also downloaded the LnL demo to try and familiarize myself before I get a chance to break open the real deal in a few weeks.Bison, I'll be interested in what you think about LnL system, as I'm pretty tempted as well.I do have the CoH games, but I want something on a similar game scale but with more scope, which LnL seems to provide, and I'm too old and decrepit to think about going down the ASL route.
Quote from: Bison on April 05, 2012, 08:02:37 AMWell I pulled the trigger on LnL Band of Heroes in addition to ASLSK Expansion #1. I've also downloaded the LnL demo to try and familiarize myself before I get a chance to break open the real deal in a few weeks.
Quote from: son_of_montfort on March 31, 2012, 10:10:57 AMBison, are you only wanting wargames or any sort of games?My favorite solo games are the Dungeons & Dragons board games - Castle Ravenloft, Wrath of Ashardalon, and Legend of Drizzt. If you get one, go for Wrath of Ashardalon or Drizzt. Obviously these are fantasy RPG-lite games, but they have a nice "tactical minis" feel to them. They are fairly light-weight games and not at all wargames. If you want something a bit "grittier" with guns and ammo, take a look at Gears of War (I have a video review coming for this one) by Fantasy Flight Games. Again, it plays a bit like a solo-able tactical minis game, much lighter than Warhammer 40K but mission-based and fairly complex (has rules for cover, grenades, many different weapons to pick up and use, etc.).If you are looking for something "grand fantasy" that has been described as "the board game version of Heroes of Might and Magic" then you should look into Mage Knight: The Board Game. The second printing is coming out in April (probably 18th) and it was heralded as the best fantasy exploration game to come out in a long time. Several people I respect also said it was the best solo game they have ever played. It is expensive, however, and it apparently takes a good long time to play (1-3 hours even solo).Lastly, check out my video review of Space Empires 4X. It really IS a wargame that you can solo very well and when you get some gaming buds you can effectively open this up to 2-4 players. QuoteMarco does a video reviewhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUdCglQgH98Spelk, total side note, but I actually know Marco. I have yet to meet up with him to play a game (he lives in the same town as I do) but we keep trying to get together and wargame.
QuoteMarco does a video reviewhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUdCglQgH98