Author Topic: Holland '44 and the woes of board gaming space  (Read 5631 times)

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Reply #15 on: September 27, 2019, 05:46:51 PM
I mean SDR on the West Coast of NA

PBEM.  It can be a bit slow bit it's doable.  Barth and I have done it a fair number of times with other titles.



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Reply #16 on: September 27, 2019, 05:50:07 PM
No - I have them comfortably in one tray.
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Reply #17 on: September 28, 2019, 04:11:27 AM
The quality of this game is superb...but...I do wish there was some chits to mark units as actioned. I understand I can play it "methodically"...top to bottom, left to right etc. But some counters would've been a nice touch.

I mean SDR on the West Coast of NA

PBEM.  It can be a bit slow bit it's doable.  Barth and I have done it a fair number of times with other titles.
The problem I foresee with PBEM (initially) is learning the game. Nothing helps like having someone to discuss the game when you are taking your turn. Having said that, I can imagine, looking at the counters and the need to think about the rules whilst playing with someone else that it could be a very looooong game for the "teacher".

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Reply #18 on: September 28, 2019, 06:43:26 AM
My thought was to get it up on Vassal, with 2 of you playing a side, and a third person acting as, for want of a better description, a GM. If we did this also using Steam Chat, then it would be easier to discuss the game step-by-step. I'd quite happily volunteer to do this, although I realise that we'd need to pick a time that suits us all.

I would say that the BPEM option is all well and good for people who already are familiar with the game system / rules.

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Reply #19 on: September 28, 2019, 07:27:25 AM
I'm down with that. Tuna, I'm GMT, what time zone are you?

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Reply #20 on: September 28, 2019, 08:10:57 AM
I'm down with that. Tuna, I'm GMT, what time zone are you?


He's east coast US, like a whole lot of us :)


That's GMT-5 right now.

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Reply #21 on: September 28, 2019, 08:30:24 AM
Jeez, I was sleeping, what are you guys yakking about?



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Reply #22 on: September 28, 2019, 08:51:38 AM
Jeez, I was sleeping, what are you guys yakking about?


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Reply #23 on: September 28, 2019, 08:55:08 AM
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Jeez, I was sleeping, what are you guys yakking about?


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Reply #24 on: September 28, 2019, 09:47:10 AM
A wife who can fib like that convincingly is a keeper.

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Reply #25 on: September 28, 2019, 11:08:36 AM
Bob, what if you did a 'basics' session with Judge and I. .then later we can attempt Vassal with SDR..

Combat Resolver Tool I found on BGG

https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/164136/combat-resolver-software-holland-44




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Reply #26 on: September 28, 2019, 11:39:10 AM
Yep, we could try that - I'll need to go through the rules again myself as its been a while since I played it.

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Reply #27 on: September 28, 2019, 01:35:06 PM
Bob, what if you did a 'basics' session with Judge and I. .then later we can attempt Vassal with SDR..
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Reply #28 on: September 28, 2019, 01:46:25 PM
You can join in as well; I don't see a problem with that.

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Reply #29 on: September 28, 2019, 02:07:48 PM
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