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PostPosted: February 18th, 2013, 6:43 pm 
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Back in the day, I used to do quite a bit of wargaming. Not such a popular hobby nowadays, and I don't have a whole lot of time to devote to it, but I have been thinking about getting a couple of solo games to get my eye back in.

Can anyone recommend either a 1. PC-based game or 2. board game, that is strategy-based (can't stand 'shoot-em-ups'). Period is not so important, though I have a preferencve for WWII or Ancients.

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It's an oldie buit I always liked it and that's Steel Panthers which is turn based and you can download free now - if you're interested I will see if I can find the link...also prosimco.com do some very good wargames (mainly modern though)...also check out gog.com which rejigs old classics to run in modern Windows....

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Free version of Steel Panthers WW2 here: http://www.shrapnelgames.com/Camo_Works ... _page.html 2nd box in the right hand column...

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Oooh, gog.com looks good - they have Panzer General II - I remember that being a very good game.

Thanks for the links, Simon!

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For total immersion PC wargames I would recommend the Hearts of Iron series, especially 2 and 3, very in-depth strategy with complete control over just about everything. I've lost many hours altering the outcome of WW2 and starting WW3 thanks to these.

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I was also a bit of a wargamer. I cut my teeth on Panzer Blitz by Avalon Hill. It's an Eastern front armour/infantry turn strategy wargame. It, and Panzer Leader (its follow up for Europe), are still very good games. If memory serves, Blitz has some rules for solo play - but any wargame is much better against an opponent.
Here's some info from boardgamegeek
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2238/panzerblitz

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Cheers, guys - I'll take a look at those as well.

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Command HQ is an old game from the late 80's basic yet compelling and easy to learn how to play.


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Civilisation V is a good strategy game; best solo boardgame I have ever played is RAF; a Battle of Britain game; takes up quite a bit of space;but is nailbiting.

Also recommend Panzer General II, Chariot Wars, Cossacks

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For a good computer strategy game, with Sci -fi, go for Sid Maier's Alpha Centauri (it's Civilization III in space). It has a good artificial intelligence to play against.

For a solo board game, I can highly recommend Ambush! by Victory Games. Squad level WW2 combat. The game was published in 1983, but eBay copies do appear.

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Hmmm, some interesting suggestions here - thanks, chaps!.

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