From: Montreal, Qc, Canuckistan
ORIGINAL: Yogi the Great
... While it was hard to make grand plans far into the future or of course to surprise the enemy regularly, after each player turn (like chess) you look over the situation, see the opportunity and take it. Most games played out reasonably well. You in effect take advantage of your own mistakes.
One of the reasons many of us switched to computer games was to have an AI to fight instead of ourselves. AI works fine to a point, but in general often those solitare games provided a better challenge then the poor AI so many companies put into their games. I think a number of computer game players still occasionally play "hot seat" games aganst themselves instead of the AI for this reason. Complaining about computer AI is one of our favorite things to do.
Bingo. On the Money, Bullseye !!!
Most games of board Third Reich I played were solitaire, ditto with Second Front.
I also enjoyed a lot of Tac Air, Firepower and Flight Leader in solo play.
It's more conducive to what defines most grognards approach to gaming (I think) : being able to try all sorts of "what if" scenarios, and solo play on boardgames helped to do this as you didn't have to argue with your opponent, or at least, not in the same way as when you argue with yourself ;)
And the switch to computer wargaming...
Nice post, thank you
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