Hi Giorgio, I finished scanning the rule book now but I just wanted to check with you if it is ok to send you an 5mb email? Doesn't seem very big to me but it depends on your bandwidth I guess.
Photocopy may have been easier but the only place where I have easy access to one is at work and I don't really want to caught using it for those purposes :). Also I had someone else ask for the rules before so scanning it once seems worthwhile.
No worries mate!
I've been busy myself too and also I'm currently playing 2 "Lee Vs Grant" and 1 "Jackson in the Valley" (GCACW ) games, all in PBEM. Actually, I start to appreciate playing in this way, as it fit well with daily commitments and it doesn't avoid to mix both RL with PBEM neither, in case of long games.
BTW, as you live in Australia, wouldn't it better, doing normal photocopy and send them by normal post services?
However, I will be fine either way and thankfull of the opportunity to play a game that looks very interesting.
I would love to play A Victory Lost, but unless you can send me a copy of the rules, I'm in trouble.
I searched for it on the Internet, but I couldn't find them.
If that is fine with you, could you make a fotocopy and send them to me by mail?
In case, these are my address:
230 Perth St Toowoomba QLD 4350
and my email:
I fully share the same openness to all games, as long they works. As well as you, I played both wargames and more abstract strategy games for a while I have also played GO, which I too agree it is one of the best strategy games around, beside being beautiful, when you have the luck to play it on nice gobang. I stop to play it, when I arrived to the point where you have to really study the joseky and go deep in it, unfortunately and also lost contact with the buddies, who I used to play with.
I went through you list of games on Boardgamegeek and there are several I will be pleased to play. Between them there "A Victory Lost" and "Von Manstein's Backhand Blow", as I used to know the historical events they portrait. I own and have played a few times "Lost Victory" GMT http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/5351
When I moved to Australia about 10 years ago, I sold out my collection, due to a sum of reasons. I know own not many games, unfortunately and can't afford to buy new ones for a while.
I will send you a list of those I own, but if either the rules are downloadable somewhere, or you may be able to send me a copy, I will be happy to play other ones (Iike the 2 about Eastern Front I mentioned above, expecially A Victory Lost, which I read very good reviews).
As I told you, I'm currently very much in ACW, but for the right game, I'm very keen to move in other topics.
I own and played, till to worn out the counters, of "A House Divided 1st Editions" and have played it in solo with the 3rd edition rules available on the Internet. Great game, which very successfully merge playability with an light historical flavor. I don't own "For the people" but have already downloaded the rules of the 2nd editions and that is another one I would like to play.
I don't know what it is your opinion about playing games you don't own, but till at least one of us own it, I think it is fair to play them, as it would be the same when you have the opportunity to play face to face, where usually the game belong only to one of the players. At least that has been almost always my case, when I was an active player and used to own many games (for a few years I have had also a shop specialized in wargames, back in the 80s).
I'm fine to play by email games over Vassal, but have never done it, so you will have to be patient if at the beginning I may be a bit slow.
Maybe we may have a game to "A House Divide" basic game first scenario, which is just 10 turns, just to smoth the learning curve.
But I'm fine to raise the challenge, if you wish to.
Looking forward to cross the dice with you