Coop play

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Coop play

Post by Brummbär » Tue May 18, 2021 6:30 am

In my gaming group there is lately a trend towards Coop gaming (players against a kind of AI system), which means that games like Triumph are a bit "off the table".
As a big fan of the system I surely want to change this :D

Has anybody ever found a good AI system to control one side in a historical game like Triumph?
Thinking about Roman Legions which need to hold their ground against hordes of barbarians for example...

Thanks for any ideas / input / thoughts...
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Re: Coop play

Post by Rod » Tue May 18, 2021 11:53 am

hmmmm, a lot of people have tried to do that for miniature games as a solo game. Not sure I have ever heard of it for when you have an opponent?

In theory you can try to get them to do Grand Triumph with teams?
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Re: Coop play

Post by David Kuijt » Tue May 18, 2021 12:05 pm

Brummbär wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 6:30 am
Thinking about Roman Legions which need to hold their ground against hordes of barbarians for example...
It wouldn't be hard to do the limited version of Co-op games where there is one player who does the "Enemy" and some number who play the good guys (as happens in Shadows over Camelot, for example). Do a Grand Triumph battle where one experienced player runs a very simple (nearly monotype) army, facing three players with more complicated armies.

I haven't seen an AI, but it wouldn't be hard to make one for slower figures (Early Saxon, for example). It would be very hard to make a GOOD one, of course. But it wouldn't be hard to make one that is challenging to new players of Triumph.
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Re: Coop play

Post by Brummbär » Tue May 18, 2021 1:30 pm

Thanks for your tips!
Guess that is the way to go.
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