Firstly, thanks to all for trying to help more than a year after this thread was made - Definitely got some dedicated gamers here on ACG
It seems i wasn't able to make it clear what i was looking for though. Which is understandable considering to this day i've not found any game which fills to the role.
Basically i was after just a simple browser-based game (meaning no background applications or game purchasing required) which allowed the player to play against AI, and required no interaction with other players - Even better would of been a game not even involving other players.
Whether in the style of a grand-strategy game like Making History/Hearts of Iron or just a simple text based game that didn't even bother with a map or accurate representation of units/forces for specific nations and instead just required the player to have X number of units before they could attempt to beat mission 1, and progressing from there - Something to pass the time at work, having to build a few buildings which increased resource flow, and spend that to upgrade technology to get the better units then train them up and so on.
The reason for not wanting to interact with other players is because with games that are PvP, those with more time to waste (and money in some cases) tend to have an advantage over other players, and a lot of these games more or less end after being beaten by one of the better players. Which results in the time spent building up and playing, a complete waste.
Which is exactly what happened with the game i mentioned in my first post - Although it did have the player v AI part, it was purely for income/experience points and the main goal was still defeating other players...Something i was, apparently, not skilled or devoted enough to achieve.
A few notes on the suggestions given:
- Sea of fire was a good way to pass the time, i actually stumbled onto it a while ago after playing two similar games on the same website. Links below incase anyone else is interested.
Warfare 1917 - http://armorgames.com/play/2267/warfare-1917
Warfare 1944 - http://armorgames.com/play/4071/warfare-1944
No base building, just troop management and the choice of placement/when to hop an obstacle - Neither these nor sea of fire were exactly what i was looking for, but still fun for a while.
As for Kuma Wars - I'm still waiting on Mackie to give his opinion on that (hint hint..) but being an FPS i wouldn't be able to play it at work anyway.
- I do remember hearing about that game somewhere (might of even been here) but i dismissed it based on the fact it focuses on player interaction and the play by email method never really appealed to me. I'd rather be able to pick up/put down a game when i felt like it and wouldn't of wanted people relying on me as i might be busy for a few weeks and unable to play.
LongBlade & Immelmann
- CoH Online is a proper RTS game, and not exactly something i could get away with playing at work. Also after getting into Theatre of War/Combat Mission style RTS games i'm not really able to play the arcadey RTS games anymore, too much clicking required...It was a great game back in the day though.
It's probably also worth mentioning they actually announced that it has been cancelled a couple of days ago. Can't remember where i read it but a quick google found this.
That being said, yes it does have base building and does feature AI, so if they had made a text-based CoH i would of signed up on day 1.
Anyway thanks again for the suggestions folks, but i've given up on the search now - Haven't got as much free time at work these days, and after work i struggle to stay up to date with Arma 2 so a new game wouldn't be a wise decision.