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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.
I don't have the Net speed for just modern niceties.
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I don't have the Net speed for just modern niceties.
Go in off duty and use the dept's network of course!
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Go in off duty and use the dept's network of course!
I heard that that was done in the past...strictly rumor...

Now they have a specific firewall.
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I heard that that was done in the past...strictly rumor...

Now they have a specific firewall.
same with my work.

In that case pry open that wallet cheapo and get a better connection to the universe.
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same with my work.

In that case pry open that wallet cheapo and get a better connection to the universe.
Not an issue of price, but location. The only downside of living on lovely lakeside acres is lousy Net service. Until 2012 I had 56k dial-up.
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Not an issue of price, but location. The only downside of living on lovely lakeside acres is lousy Net service. Until 2012 I had 56k dial-up.
Jeez those homes are dirt cheap. I just Googled that location and was totally shocked...
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Jeez those homes are dirt cheap. I just Googled that location and was totally shocked...
Yeah, I imagine by California standards they truly are.
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Not an issue of price, but location. The only downside of living on lovely lakeside acres is lousy Net service. Until 2012 I had 56k dial-up.
Ack.
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Right now I have a game of Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble by Legion Wargames going. Good game.
Quite interested in this battle... could you post a pic of the game or of some game play?
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Quite interested in this battle... could you post a pic of the game or of some game play?
Sure if I can figure out how to post a screenshot lol.

Here is a BGG link for the game:

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9...u-final-gamble
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Here is a link to Vassal for those who aren't familiar with it:

http://www.vassalengine.org/

I play with Skype running in the background and its pretty much like face to face gaming.
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How good does vaasal work for big multi-player games?

Does it go a lot slower?
It completely depends on the speed that players return their files.
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How good does vaasal work for big multi-player games?

Does it go a lot slower?
A big part is how the games Sequence of Play is set up. ANY game that has a highly interactive SoP will be slower if you do PBEM rather than live play with Skype assisting. Example would be tactical games with lots of overwatch fire etc.

So if the big game has a straight forward IGO-UGO SoP it goes by pretty quickly. If you have multiple players per side they simply pass the log file around amongst themselves before they send it to the other side for resolution of retreats etc.
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