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Trent Hamm
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I have all of the COIN games so far and have P500'd the upcoming ones (Pendragon, Gandhi). I mostly play solo with bots. I am wondering if there are any plans (or any availability) of alternate bots for any of the games that cause the factions to behave differently or adopt a different strategy.
 
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produced an alternative bot for A Distant Plain that appeared in C3i magazine.

If there are other such, they exist only in the heads of those who have not written or tested them yet.

It is certainly possible to try and optimize a bot for a particular scenario.
This was largely Vesa's intention with respect to the bot in Colonial Twilight: The French-Algerian War, 1954-62, which works best in the Short scenario.
My take is that if you want to experiment with different behaviours or strategies, it's easiest to just play the game out yourself with you taking all sides - isn't that how you would probably start working out such an alternative bot anyway?

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There is also an additional bot for the Government faction for Andean Abyss by Oerjan Ariander that appeared in C3I 28. That lets you play the sides other than the government as the solitaire player.
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Thanks Jonathan, I had forgotten about that one.

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jed2000 wrote:
There is also an additional bot for the Government faction for Andean Abyss by Oerjan Ariander that appeared in C3I 28. That lets you play the sides other than the government as the solitaire player.
Hello. I own a copy of AA, but have just been made aware of this Govbot for the game. Is this available for download or purchase?
 
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felipe1982 wrote:
jed2000 wrote:
There is also an additional bot for the Government faction for Andean Abyss by Oerjan Ariander that appeared in C3I 28. That lets you play the sides other than the government as the solitaire player.
Hello. I own a copy of AA, but have just been made aware of this Govbot for the game. Is this available for download or purchase?
i think this might be of interest:

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/15114115#15114115
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-u5_MoAoEnmdWx6LVZsZXFfanM/...

 
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autonm wrote:
felipe1982 wrote:
jed2000 wrote:
There is also an additional bot for the Government faction for Andean Abyss by Oerjan Ariander that appeared in C3I 28. That lets you play the sides other than the government as the solitaire player.
Hello. I own a copy of AA, but have just been made aware of this Govbot for the game. Is this available for download or purchase?
i think this might be of interest:

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/15114115#15114115
[url]https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-u5_MoAoEnmdWx6LVZsZXFfanM/...[/url
That's not the official bot that Don't Blink was asking about though...

I don't know if C3i#28 with the AA GovBot graphic flowchart is available anywhere, but the corresponding rules text is free to download here:
http://www.c3iopscenter.com/currentops/coin-series/

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Oerjan
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No longer available from that link. Can anyone send me the pdf?

 
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