Building projects in sequence

We are moving our builds from Ant to Gradle, there were dependencies among projects which ant builds in sequence. We had added projects in same sequence as is to settings.gradle, but build is not honoring that sequence. Is there any plugin or alternative option to force building projects in sequence.

I am able to achieve this by sending projects in sequence through command line as follows
gradlew A:jar B:jar C:jar

Looking for simple options