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Haven't used it a lot lately and I lost a lot of my Vassal sets in a computer sets. It a good way to PBEM board games. It works well for those large maps you just can't leave set up or don have room for. The cat and kids ill never bump the board and scatter the pieces inn a Vassal game.

My most played Vassal games were The Civil War and Vietnam from Victory Games. I have a room to setup my paper and cardboard versions now but the Vassal is still convenient and I can travel with them.
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Any Vassal Engine users out there?
Yes, use it and make modules with it.
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Cool. I was curious as to who else uses it. I have a couple buddies I play with regularly.
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Lots of designers have been using it for playtesting. Cuts out having the testors put together playtest kits.

I've been testing The Gamers BCS system game The Last Blitzkrieg via Vassal for over 2 years now. Play daily for about 2 hours or so PBEM.
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Right now I have a game of Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble by Legion Wargames going. Good game.
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I tried to organize a WIF game but it fell apart due to lack of interest...

http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:World_in_Flames
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The key to a good vassal PBEM game, not live, is the pick a game with the proper type of Sequence of Play. Stay away from games that need constant interaction between the players. Tactical games with overwatch fire are a great example of the type that do not work well PBEM. They do great in vassal live play especially when connect with Skype Voice etc.
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I wasn't aware of this option.

I played a long series of OAW 3 games via e-mail over a period of years. I'm currently using Dropbox to play War in the Pacific.

This looks to be quite a horizon-expander.
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Yeah a WIF impulse can have quite a few interactions.
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I wasn't aware of this option.

I played a long series of OAW 3 games via e-mail over a period of years. I'm currently using Dropbox to play War in the Pacific.

This looks to be quite a horizon-expander.
Playing Vassal live via the Vassal sever? Great why to play an interactive SoP game. Throw in voice with Skype so you don't need to type at all. Real fun.

Of course live play creates it own problem of timezone differences and each player having a schedule that is compatible.
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I wasn't aware of this option.

I played a long series of OAW 3 games via e-mail over a period of years. I'm currently using Dropbox to play War in the Pacific.

This looks to be quite a horizon-expander.
OAW3?
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My PBEM game is Dominions 4.

Man that game is fun because of its complexity. You practically need a degree to play it...
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Operational Art of War 3.

http://www.matrixgames.com/products/...Art.of.War.III
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