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I just finished my second Winter War scenario and I'm about to start my third and I'm surprised to find nothing in the scenario descriptions about whether a scenario is suitable for solo player and which side is preferable for that, or whether a scenario is best for PBEM.
For solo play, should I just base my decision on the narrative description regarding which side would be better to play?
04 Jul 08, 06:45
It must be my scenario. I dont like putting such suggestions into descriptions. Scenarios are designed & playtested for pbem too.
It is most probably hard to play the attacking side though.
Just to clarify - in the SB series we aim to test every scenario against the AI & PBEM, so players get a challenge either way.
Ok, just wanted to check, since in some of the series there are scenarios where they say the human player should take one side or the other.
I just finished "Winterhorde Onward Ride" and it was a very good scenario. After playing Soviet-Afghan War and the Africa@War mod, it takes some mental re-adjustment for assaults versus bolt action rifles. In those other games I would have never considered tactics like moving upright towards an opponent, but it can work in WW, with some preparation.
04 Jul 08, 15:05
Campaign notes give some insight on the peculiarities and challenges of the winter war. It may help adjusting yourself to the theatre. Especially after fighting in Afghanistan.
I started playing the scenario again but from the Finnish side and the first thing I found was that the AI Russian player did things a lot differently than I did. So now I'm looking at what you did in programming the AI and thinking that it's really interesting to see how the scenario could be approached from a different angle. Cool.
04 Jul 08, 15:46
I playtested that scenario with FastPhil, I believe, and it's a very challenging one for the Russians. Lots of ground to cover, lots of soft vehicles vulnerable to HMG fire.
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