In south korea. nobody know what is DBA and HOTT. so I really want to play DBA game and then at last month I played DBA with middle republic roman army and late macedonia army using solo rule. but I don`t fun to play DBA using solo rule. what`s the problem?
if you want to survive, you`ll die. if you want to die, you`ll survive.(admiral sun-sin yi said)
Most of my games are solo,I enjoy them but I think you have to make a mental ajustment.Namely it's not really about winning, because you can't really surprise yourself. Its really about just enjoying watching a battle unfold and trying to play each side the best you can and make tactical decisions to the best of your ability for each side. You can of course use DBA Solitarus and I have had some good games with that.Failing that you can try making a plan for each side and following the plan to the end of the battle.I would also recommend Donald Featherstones book:Solo Wargaming. Cheers, Paul.
Post by davidjconstable on Oct 17, 2018 14:26:19 GMT
You could produce a series of cards for your game showing which area is going to be the main attack, splitting the deployment width into three.
So cards would show left, centre, right, left and centre, centre and right, left and right. If the majority of the PIPs were given to the main attack it makes it difficult to cheat. You might if the General is alone allow him a free move before the game commences.
If you make three or four of each card, shuffle the pack, and deal from the bottom, you will have a set strategy with you doing the tactics.
You might ask what it would take for you to enjoy the game. Lots of the usual reasons (meeting friends, enjoying competitive games etc) obviously don't apply. Perhaps if you looked at Korean Armies and campaigns and looked into the history of warfare in your country, you might see if DBA accurately portrayed that warfare. If not, you might consider how you might introduce house rules such that it did. So the appeal would be that, rather than the competition. You may initially need to use counters rather than figures. Even here figures for Korean armies can be difficult to source. But if it does seem to model ancient Korean warfare, you might like to look at the Essex miniatures range mentioned in one of the threads in the forum. I imagine they would be happy to ship them to you. You would then be able to look at contemporary local historical sources, and have the world best and most accurate 15mm Korean DBA armies. You would probably derive some pleasure from that! Scott
I haven’t played many DBA games solo and normally play against other people. However, where I have played solo I have refought historical battles. In this setting I was attempting to see how the rules replicated the historical battle.