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Best Solitaire Scenario - 4/21/2020 2:54:21 PM   
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Any opinions regarding the best scenario for play against the AI? (As allied)

Andy has three versions of Nasty and several different AIs and there is some mention of versions ported to other mods.

I don't want to play one where Russia gets activated, and I really don't want to fight the entire German and Italian Navy as well as the Japanese, but on the other hand I do want a challenge while a wait for my PBM turns. I'm currently doing the revised Scenario 10 (Nasty) with the latest AI by Andy, and its pretty good, but not terrible hard. I hear a lot about a scenario 40 in some other posts.

Let me know which ones you like best please.
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RE: Best Solitaire Scenario - 4/21/2020 3:06:14 PM   
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Scenario #40 Ironman Japan ported to Babes

Only game against the AI in 11 years that made it to '44 let alone '46.

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RE: Best Solitaire Scenario - 4/22/2020 5:17:58 AM   
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Grand Campaign in many flavours...it'll guarantee you will be solitaire after your wife and kids left you...

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RE: Best Solitaire Scenario - 4/22/2020 10:47:58 AM   
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GC Ironman flavors.
Whether the game is interesting depends not on the scenario IMO, but on how you restrict yourself so that you work around known AI limitations. E.g. if you are playing against Japan AI, let it have its desired conquests with no excessive concentrated defense (no fortress Moulmein, no fortress Palembang, etc). Restrict yourself from too much land encirclements, AI is bad at playing against them. Restrict deep invasions, both if you are Japan (earlier) and especially Allies (later) - any Japanese AI can be beaten by late 42 Hokkaido invasion with all you have. Playing methodically against AI is more interesting

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RE: Best Solitaire Scenario - 4/23/2020 1:35:16 PM   
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joliverlay, I play Allies vs Jap AI.

I have played stock,BigBabes,and RHS scenarios. Those scenarios focus on realism, so no additional units/supply for the Jap AI.

BigBabes scenarios were abandoned somewhere in 2015, they area not developed anymore. They are based on stock scenarios but reduce aviation support, ship cargo capacity, and change what engineers can do. The idea is to reduce the operational tempo which was very high in original stock scenarios.

RHS is still being developed. The RHS scenarios are huge - they have more units/bases then one can comprehend. They are exhausting to play, if you like to micro-manage things, due to the scenarios' sheer unit/base density. The biggest drawback of RHS is its economy system system - there is simply too much supply everywhere. Thus,you get realism in device/unit/base department, and fantasy economywise.

Stock scenarios were updated in 2018(or was it 2019?) by AndyMac. They have the latest AI and AI scripts. DaBigBabes would have been prefferable to the updated stock due to the enhanced realism of the former, but it lacks the updated AI and scripts. Still, you can port the new AI to BabesScenarios and play them if you want.

Thus, I play the updated stock (scenario 100) but I put several house-rules on myself to give the inept AI more staying power. Rules like national supply,no fuel as cargo in xAKs , no 2Es bombers attacks in combat hexes. Thus, you gimp yourself to give AI more breathing space. The downside is I keep fogetting some of my rules (there are many!) and sometimes play as a standard WITP-AE powerplayer.

Hope it helps.

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RE: Best Solitaire Scenario - 4/24/2020 2:02:28 AM   
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