[messages] [Opponents Wanted] Seeking 2 players for 5p game of 1812: Invasion of Canada
gtcolgan at yahoo.com.au
Tue Feb 19 04:42:26 MST 2013
I am seeking players to join in an introductory scenario and then
campaign game of 1812 - the Invasion of Canada, via Vassal (3.2.2+).
With only 6 pages of rules, 1812:TIOC is quick to learn and in terms of
f2f, plays in less than two hours. I am proposing to run this as a PBEM
Vassal game, so will run over a period of weeks, the number depending on
how quickly players execute their turns.
Jeff McAleer from the Gaming Gang (a fave podcast of mine) considers
this one of his favourite games:
"1812: The Invasion of Canada is going to generate a lot of buzz and
I’ll say right here and now that it will certainly be an entry on many
historical game of the year award ballots!
Pros: Simple yet elegant design easily taught in five minutes; Players
stay involved and gameplay moves quickly; Nice historical flavor
Cons: Might be a bit light for heavy wargamers"
For a full complement of 5 players, 2 become the American factions and 3
the British factions (including the Native Americans). Allies are
encouraged in the game to discuss their cards and strategies....and to,
well.....act like Allies. Teams win, not individuals.
Volunteering to participate in the game brings expectations that you
will play your turn reasonably promptly (within 2-3 days of receiving
it) and generally be able to maintain this pace. Notification of longer
absences may be made. However, the factional nature of the game means
that one of your allies may be able to conduct your turn on your behalf.
The intent is to run a short introductory game, then to do a full
campaign. Factions will be allocated randomly. I have never played the
game myself, but read the rules in about 30 mins without any probs.
Currently, we have 3 Aussie players - all new to the game - undergoing
Who else is in?
Thanks for considering!
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