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Does anybody know if there is a way to solo warhammer or play against a computer driven opponent using the tabletop minis? Thanks!
They have a robot that they have taught to play chess, so I dont see why it wouldnt be possible to teach one how to play warhammer.
Of course, it would probably be impossible to beat, but it would still be fun to try.
The more random variables you toss into a game, the less chance a computer has of succeeding.
Chess is a very restricted game, there's only so many different moves you can do, only a certain selection of units, and every move is guaranteed. That is to say, the computer knows when it moves that knight to take a pawn, the knight will take that pawn, and all the computer needs to worry about then is whether or not taking that pawn would be a mistake 15 turns later or so.
Now, if that pawn had a slim chance of fighting off the knight, or if the knigh could overrun, or if the pawn could flee... well, the more options, the sillier the computer gets, since when you take a good look at the program, all it really is is a bunch of if else statements. All you need to do is look for something that the programmer didn't bother inputting in properly and take advantage of it.
As for solo warhammer, the best I could think of is something really simple, i.e. an overwhelming zombie horde that constantly marches to you. Give it a set of parameters, as in if the zombies can see brains, approach brains, else wheel 45 degrees type thing, and use your own strategy to figure out how to survive a few rounds or so. And every five rounds just add more or better zombies, arcade style.
Well, I am looking at getting Dawn of War II-finally Tyranids!
The idea of a zombie hoard with preset behaviors does sound intriguing! I'll have to try that out! Thanks!
well if you had two armies you could always play against yourself though that usually tends not to be too fun since you know your opponents tactics and moves ahead of time, as well as taking twice as long since you're doing all the manual work. there's always the freeware: Vassal40k,
tabletop 40k on the computer desktop against online opponents (sorry no single player computer ai).
@drwonga: there is a DoW2 multiplayer beta already out if you want to try the game out. there's been some mixed reviews about it in LOchat and 'nids are arguably the weakest race since the shooty armies can easily snipe and kite them into suppression from cover before reaching melee.
personally, the game wasn't for me; after about an hour of playing multiplayer, my impression of the gameplay it figures pretty much down to micromanaging rush tactics with games usually decided in the first 2 minutes and done in 5 minutes. (though others may like speed games, i'm more of a fan of Supreme Commander and Medieval 2 Total War)
Best way to play solo warhammer is to run test models of particular scenarios.
For example Chaos Havoc squad in a bunker with a Chaos Dreadnought supporting them.
Use a few squads of your own army and find the best tactic to win.
This way you knowing your opponents tactics in advance anyway, (hunker down and fire)
and its all about you testing what are the best units to deal with the threat.
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It's pretty easy to play yourself using Vassal. Kind of silly, more useful for testing lists out, if you can maintain play integrity for the target dummy.
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If i want to play fantasy thn i play battlemarch onthe 360, it's not bad and
good for a for hours fun.
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