After spending the day under duress, I finally found myself left alone for a short while this evening, so I set up the epic version of Zama from Command and Colors:Ancients. Solo gaming is not always possible or entertaining in some systems, but the dice and cards do keep CnC:A unpredictable, and it is very light with regard to workload.
The game was a lot of fun, and it has interesting differences when compared to Epic Battlelore and M44. The Romans had a 13-11 lead, and only needed 1 more flag for victory. Despite having three excellent cards that all had multiple ways to eliminate that last unit, every combat roll failed to eliminate its opponent, and in many cases a lucky retreat flag allowed Carthaginian units to get out of trouble. Having lost a unit to a battle back, the Romans were then manhandled by the heavies (Hannibal's veterans) and lost 14-13.
Well worth the effort. By the way, for those who happen to like toy soldiers, check out Wargames Factory using Google or your favorite search engine. These guys are putting out everything needed for a miniatures version of the 2nd and 3rd CnC:A expansions. I pre-ordered 4 boxes tonight (2 Caesarian Roman and 2 Celtic) for a total of 192 foot. Cavalry and chariots are coming, not to mention English and French from the Hundred Years War. The incredible part is that these are in HARD PLASTIC and will make wonderful game pieces. I haven't decided yet if I want to paint them myself, send them to Sri Lanka, or just spray paint them the same solid colors as the blocks from the game.
The price is great, shipping is free, and even a scofflaw like myself can afford them after I settle my debt to society.