"Just received a copy of Hoplite as an anniversary present. Unboxing revealed the usual high standard of product with some significant rule changes. This will be top of my list for some playtesting in the near future. Has anyone else bought this…"
"Just finished my initial run-through of the scenarios in Saints in Armor. None are the straightforward toe to toe battles such as Lutzen or Rocroi. Terrain in the scenarios can be quite taxing when attempting to reach victory point targets. Not one…"
I would definitely encourage you to try this alternative route. Playing by mail isn't the same as face to face but does have a lot of benefits.
I found a module of SPQR. I think this is VASSAL [usually I prefer Cyberboard,…"
"Hi Andrew, I have never played by mail or cyberboard and I would be interested in your experience using those avenues for gameplay, some examples of proceedures.
I have all the GBoH series games apart from Alesia and Caeser in Alexandria, as well as…"
"Hi James, have you ever played these games by mail? with cyberboard?
It works very well. no cat (kids) running and moving pieces, much faster to set up, you play only when you have a moment .
Well I'm British but I live in Ireland [Cork].
"Just began playing Ran and finding the change from linear tactics something of a challenge. Samurai aggression, hara-kiri and severed heads add 'colour' but contingent flight certainly causes tactical planning problems even…"
"I can support Lee's comments regarding Mark Adkin's 'The Gettysburg Companion'; extremely well written and illustrated with excellent maps and diagrams. Stephen Sears volume on the battle is on a par with his previous books.…"
"Initial playthroughs of some of the scenarios from NGBG lead me to think that, due to the ground configurations of the maps, many units will be required to be in Open Order to move around the field. Thoughts on this?"