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2020-10-06 New C&C solitaire rules

I've recently been contact by one of Richard Borg playtesters (Steven Malecek) asking for permission to post his "solitaire rules".

Here they are, with his introduction:

I am one of Richard's playtesters for 20 years now, during the Flu Pandemic we have found it hard to play, I know there are solitaire rules out there that have been adapted from other games to use with C&C but I have come up with this simple set of solitaire rules. I have tested it over 60 games at least 5 times with each version and it works well even using Combat/Tactical Cards and in EPIC modes.

Solitaire Command and Colors

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Official Scenarios (Exp#1)

Here you can see the full scenario list from Exp#1.

101 Pell's Point (18 October 1776) 
102 Brandywine - Washington's Attack (11 September 1777)
103 Brandywine - British Flank Attack (11 September 1777)
104 Brandywine - Knyphausen’s Attack (11 September 1777)
105 Brandywine - Greene’s Rear Guard (11 September 1777)
106 Savannah (9 October 1779)
107 Springfield (23 June 1780)
108 King’s Mountain (7 October 1780)
109 Gloucester Raid (3 October 1781)
110 Yorktown - Assault on Redoubt #9 & #10 (14 October 1781)

Happy gaming!

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Some news about The American Revolution

By design, Commands & Colors Tricorne - The American Revolution is not overly complex. The game is based on the highly successful Commands & Colors game system, where the Command cards drive movement while creating a “fog of war” and the battle dice resolve combat quickly and efficiently. Commands & Colors Tricorne - The American Revolution, however, introduces many new game concepts, which will add historical depth and provide even the most veteran Commands & Colors player many new play experiences and challenges.

The scale of the game fluctuates, which allows players to effectively portray some of the larger American Revolution battles, as well as smaller size skirmish actions. In some scenarios, an infantry unit may represent an entire brigade, while in others a unit may only represent a few companies of soldiers. Still the linear tactics of the period, that you will need to execute to gain victory, conform remarkably well to the advantages and limitations inherent to the various American Revolution Armies of the day, and the battlefield terrain features on which they fought. To further emphasize the differences in battlefield doctrine between the British and Continental forces, each army has its own unique deck of Combat cards.

Players, that are familiar with other Commands & Colors games, will soon note that unit combat losses in a Tricorne game are typically not as great as other games covered in the Commands & Colors series. This is a direct result of the linear tactic fighting style of the armies that fought during the American Revolution. Unit morale is the main thematic focus in a Tricorne battle as it was historically. Knowing that an entire unit, that has only taken minimal losses when forced to retreat, may actually break and rout from the battlefield, will definitely keep players on the edge of their command chairs during an entire battle.

The 12 battles, showcased in the scenario section of this booklet, feature a stylized battlefield map that emphasize the important terrain features and highlight the historical deployment of forces in scale with the game system. These scenarios are a smattering of some of the better-known engagements of the American Revolution.

Scenarios

  1. Bunker Hill -17 June 1775
  2. Long Island (Grant's Attack) - 27 August 1776
  3. Long Island (British Flank March) - 27 August 1776
  4. Freeman's Farm - 19 September 1777
  5. Bemis Heights - 7 October 1777
  6. Bemis Heights (British Redoubts) - 7 October 1777
  7. Monmouth - 28 June 1778
  8. Camden - 16 August 1780
  9. Cowpens - 17 January 1781
  10. Guilford Courthouse - 15 March 1781
  11. Hobkirk's Hill - 25 April 1781
  12. Eutaw Springs - 8 September 1781

 

Product Information

  • Catalog#: 1039
  • Complexity: Medium (6 out of 10)
  • Solitaire suitability: Best to be enjoyed by two players
  • Time Scale: The scale differs from scenario to scenario
  • Map Scale: The scale differs from map to map
  • Unit Scale: The scale differs from scenario to scenario
  • Players: 2
  • Playing Time: 60-90 minutes
  • Designer: Richard Borg

 

Components

  • 1 Battlefield Game Board (Mounted map board)
  • 5 Terrain and Accessories punchboards containing:
  • 72 Double-sided Terrain Tiles
  • 26 Double-sided Victory Banner counters
  • 60 Command cards
  • 48 Combat cards (25 British, 25 Continental)
  • 8 Battle dice
  • 5 Block and Dice Label sheets
  • 2 Double-sided Summary Cards
  • 1 Rule and Scenario Booklet
  • 309 Blocks: blue Continental units, red British units, dark blue German units comprising:
  • 252 small, red, blue, dark blue blocks for infantry units
  • 20 medium, red, and blue blocks for cavalry units
  • 37 rectangular, red, blue and dark blue blocks for leaders and artillery
  • 1 Box and Lid set

*All components are comparable to the quality you expect in any Commands & Colors game.

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Recently Played

Map NamePlayed onUser
012 Eutaw Springs (8 September 1781) 2020-11-08 23:20:12 rjvonline
010 Guilford Courthouse (15 March 1781) 2020-11-06 20:16:54 rjvonline
011 Hobkirk’s Hill (25 April 1781) 2020-11-02 17:52:37 apergis1verizon.net
009 Cowpens (17 January 1781) 2020-09-27 05:19:27 apergis1verizon.net
008 Camden (16 August 1780) 2020-09-27 05:18:52 apergis1verizon.net
007 Monmouth (28 June 1778) 2020-09-27 05:18:07 apergis1verizon.net
102 Brandywine - Washington's Attack (11 September 1777) 2020-09-13 08:53:52 MarkMcG
103 Brandywine - British Flank Attack (11 September 1777) 2020-09-12 04:38:21 MarkMcG
105 Brandywine - Greene’s Rear Guard (11 September 1777) 2020-09-07 23:15:46 mirkobruner
107 Springfield (23 June 1780) 2020-09-05 10:05:05 MarkMcG

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