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New player with a solo question

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:02 pm
by acctingman
I've read on TMP that IABSM can handle the solo player pretty well, but since I find that site "awkward" I thought I'd ask here.

Does IABSM play solo well enough?

I'm also looking at Nuts Large Battles, but I'm not opposed to buying both.

I own CoC and LOVE it, however my group rarely gets together and sometimes I don't want to pack stuff up and drive 30 minutes to chuck some dice. Looking to this for when I want to game in the comforts of my own home!

I'm looking to play 6mm on a 3x3 table.

Thanks

Re: New player with a solo question

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:31 pm
by kula66
I've played a few games, funnily enough in 6mm on a small table and it plays well ... I posted a few photos of games which are now up on vislardica: https://www.vislardica.com/blog/2017/10 ... james-tree

The card/counter sequence completely dictates the play which I find really helps in solo - also good to leave and come back to - you just pick another counter and off you go!

Re: New player with a solo question

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:32 am
by alloydog
I'm interested to hear how you get on. I bought a copy of the IABSM rules nigh on ten years ago, but never got around to doing anything with them. My situation is now that solo play is practically the only option. I have a bunch of 1/72nd scale 8th Army & DAK figures and am looking at some sort of squad level, skirmish gaming.

Re: New player with a solo question

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:38 am
by Archdukek
alloydog wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:32 am
I'm interested to hear how you get on. I bought a copy of the IABSM rules nigh on ten years ago, but never got around to doing anything with them. My situation is now that solo play is practically the only option. I have a bunch of 1/72nd scale 8th Army & DAK figures and am looking at some sort of squad level, skirmish gaming.
Chain of Command is a better fit than IABSM for squad level skirmish gaming and also plays well solo.

John

Re: New player with a solo question

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:27 pm
by vodkafan
acctingman wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:02 pm
I own CoC and LOVE it, however my group rarely gets together and sometimes I don't want to pack stuff up and drive 30 minutes to chuck some dice.
:o Only 30 minutes! Where is your commitment? I have travelled hours for the chance of a game before. :lol:
Once (in the days before mobiles phones) coming back late at night from a game in a village the other side of the county my car lost all its water and stopped in the middle of nowhere. Pitch black, no moon. I had to knock at an isolated cottage to get some water to fill the radiator and some spare in pop bottles. Finally got home about 4 am....

Re: New player with a solo question

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:59 am
by alloydog
Archdukek wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:38 am
alloydog wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:32 am
I'm interested to hear how you get on. I bought a copy of the IABSM rules nigh on ten years ago, but never got around to doing anything with them. My situation is now that solo play is practically the only option. I have a bunch of 1/72nd scale 8th Army & DAK figures and am looking at some sort of squad level, skirmish gaming.
Chain of Command is a better fit than IABSM for squad level skirmish gaming and also plays well solo.

John
Thanks for tip. I will check them out.