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SOLITAIRE 19th CENTURY WARGAMES is a 46-page full-color illustrated book that includes three completely different wargames from the last half of the 19th century, ideal for the solo player. Each of the games comes with complete rules, designer's notes, and components in the pages of the book.  The games cover battles during the American Civil War, the Crimean War, and the Old West, all emphasizing playability and historicity.  Each title has been previously released, but now gathered together into a single volume, with new material included (described below).

ASSAULT AT COLD HARBOR is a solitaire design simulating part of the Union assault taking place at the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia on June 3, 1864.  The player controls the Union forces, and the game system controls the Confederate forces.  The object of the game is for the player to initiate a breakthrough in Kershaw’s portion of the Confederate defensive line.  In game terms, this means controlling one or more victory hexes by the end of the game.  Comes with small hexagon map, 70 counters, Reference Card.  This is similar to the 2015 edition, but has additional optional rules incuded.

CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE is a solitaire, tactical game depicting the Crimean War "charge of the noble 600" during the Battle of Balaclava, October 25th, 1854, made famous by Tennyson.  The game is low complexity, and emphasizes high playability and historicity. As Lord Cardigan, commander of the British Light Brigade, you have received orders from your commander: attack the Russian position at the far end of the valley about a mile away. This involves running a gauntlet with enemy cannons to the left of you, to the right of you, and in front of you. Comes with small map, 30 counters/markers, and new scenarios not in the Panzerschreck #18 release.

GUNFIGHT AT OK CORRAL, 2nd ed. simulates the most famous gunfight in the Old West, when  the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday dispatched the Clanton-McLaury gang in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, in 1881. This solo game allows you stand in the boots of the participants (you play the lawmen, the system handles the outlaws) during this “30 shots in 30 seconds” encounter in history.  The individual men are rated in variety of categories.  New 2nd edition adds more historical gunfighter ratings, new scenarios and optional rules. Besides full rules, comes with counters & markers, Reference Card, and several optional/advanced rules.

SOLITAIRE 19th C. WARGAMES is a collection of games specifically designed for solo play, and is ideal for lunch break sessions, or business trips.  It is now available in PDF format from Minden Games.  Designer: Gary Graber.  Publisher: Minden Games, 2022.


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