By Bobb Beauchamp– April 18, 2012
With TC’s addition of Privateer Press’ flagship game to the store, this seems like the perfect time to start up…a Warmachine/Hordes Vassal E-mail League!
The skinny is that I’ve been playing WM/H…or what I’m starting to think of as the Iron Kingdoms games, because WM/H is hard to say, and Warmahordes sounds almost dirty…on Vassal for a good while now. It’s probably passed Monpoc in terms of the time I spend playing these days. And lately, my regular opponents and I have been chatting, in between turns spent trying to kill each other’s caster, about expanding our one-off games into a league.
With some modifications, I think we’re ready to make a go of it. I’m planning on using the Journeyman setup and schedule the first time out, with the biggest difference being that I don’t intend to use hobby points, only battle points, and those might be capped to a certain number of games per week. Also, I don’t have any cool prizes to hand out, so this is strictly for fun, learning, and bragging rights. Which is why I don’t want to let points get too crazy out of hand.
So far, we have 4 total players expressing an interest to participate. I want at least 6, but more than 10 makes me a little leery. I’d like to avoid any duplicate factions, but at the same time I won’t stop anyone from picking something already selected.
So, here’s an open call to the TC community! Note, this is a Vassal e-mail league. That’s not saying that you can’t play your games on a real table and face-face with your opponent, but at some point, you’ll need access to e-mail, Vassal, and the time to play at least 2 games a week. Starting with Battle Box forces, games in the first 2 weeks should play fairly quickly, and even bumping up to 25 points, you still won’t have a ton of activations to run through in a turn.
Note, the new 4.2 Iron Kingdoms Vassal module was just released. There are some big enhancements over the 4.1 module, although I’m finding there are a couple things I’m missing as well, but overall it’s a step forward, and the 4.1 module wasn’t shabby to begin with.
So if you’re interested, PM me, or just post here!