Solo Wargaming in Age of Sigmar


I’ve been toying with the idea for a while now on creating a solo wargaming experience for wargames, but primarily at this point focused on Age of Sigmar.

The idea behind the system is relatively simple, with a deck of cards for each battle tactic. The battle tactics will be decided some simple mechanics at the start of the turn, and depending on which is chosen that deck of cards would be used.

Each faction would be classed as either Aggressive, Neutral or Cautious. For example an army such as Orruk Warclans would be Aggressive, Cities of Sigmar Neutral and Kharadron Overlords would be Cautious. This categories would have purpose when units are interacting with objectives on the battlefield.

When an AI unit is near an objective, you would roll a D6 and refer to their aggression level:


If the score is equal to or higher than these scores then the AI unit will draw a card from the deck and carry out its instructions.

These would be on regular playing card size cards and a card would be drawn for each AI unit on the battlefield.

Below is an example card from the Broken Ranks deck that I’ve created for Age of Sigmar.

Based on the units keywords you would choose the relevant box for its instructions. For example Orruk Brutes may be classed as Melee, while Archeon could be classed as a Monster or as a Hero, however as the Monster box is above the Hero box on this card the Monster box takes priority.

I am developing these not only for AoS but for other major game systems as well. It’s early days by I’m hoping to have the first full deck ready to download from my Patreon page in the next couple of months.

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4 thoughts on “Solo Wargaming in Age of Sigmar”

    1. There are a number of cards with the battle tactic name on. These are used to decide which battle tactic the army is attempting. As well as this, this card specifies how to choose the designated target.

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