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Re: Time of Crisis: Vassal Learning Game
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2017, 05:12:13 PM »
Sorry I didn't check back in the thread sooner.  :(

I hope you guys post some regular updates on how this goes. I'll be watching for them.  O0
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Re: Time of Crisis: Vassal Learning Game
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2017, 10:02:01 PM »
Sorry I didn't check back in the thread sooner.  :(

I hope you guys post some regular updates on how this goes. I'll be watching for them.  O0

We will.  Keep your powder dry...I mean your pilum ready.  If somebody needs to drop out...we can slot you in.

"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden."   Grantland Rice, New York Herald Tribune, October 18th, 1924. 

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Re: Time of Crisis: Vassal Learning Game
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2017, 10:20:17 PM »
JP, DM, and Barth. 

I sent out invites for the Google Drive folder, so you should have access.  I put a copy of the rules there, if you want to test downloading.

We had a request to use Google messenger rather than FB. So I sent out gchat invites to everyone as well.

A good pace is one person moves once per day, but not in a hurry.  I have no objection to moving at a faster pace.  Life happens.  Just good form to let everyone know by chat if you are going to take longer.  I have a bit of businesss travel that comes up

You will likely want to review all the log files before you do your turn...but it is not required.

I'll set up the first file tomorrow.  Along with some basic instructions on using the module.
Good Luck gentleman! 
"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden."   Grantland Rice, New York Herald Tribune, October 18th, 1924. 

Notre Dame wins at Army, 13 - 7, Oct. 18, 1924

Notre Dame undefeated 1924
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Re: Time of Crisis: Vassal Learning Game
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2017, 08:14:02 AM »
Hi Guys,


I uploaded my start file (basically picking my starting province) to the google drive.  DM will set up next, then Barthheart and finally JP

When you do your setup file, vassal will have you select your color. 

Colors and order are:

AZTank - Red
DM - Blue
Barthheart - Yellow
JP - Green


You have one real task in the first file, and that is to pick your starting province.  There really aren't any wrong answers in this first game.  Being closer to barbarians means you may get invaded...but at the same time...you can recruit federoti.  So there is some benefit and also risk.

You can also pick your starting hand.  Although strictly going by the rules, you can wait to pick your hand until everyone has placed their initial province.

I started a gchat this morning with everyone...  Comcheck with Barth and DM are good.  JP let me know if you are not getting them.

I'll talk everyone through setup and the first turn or so, until you get your sea legs...

BTW, seeing some good press on the game from WBC. 

« Last Edit: July 28, 2017, 03:22:09 PM by ArizonaTank »
"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden."   Grantland Rice, New York Herald Tribune, October 18th, 1924. 

Notre Dame wins at Army, 13 - 7, Oct. 18, 1924

Notre Dame undefeated 1924
Coach: Knute Rockne

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Re: Time of Crisis: Vassal Learning Game
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2017, 03:55:13 PM »
Barthheart is up to complete his setup file. - Yellow

JasonPratt "stand in the door" - Green

I am sending these notifications out on gchat as well.  Once we get gchat humming along, I'll stop posting here.

I will post pics with our progress here from time to time.

"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden."   Grantland Rice, New York Herald Tribune, October 18th, 1924. 

Notre Dame wins at Army, 13 - 7, Oct. 18, 1924

Notre Dame undefeated 1924
Coach: Knute Rockne

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Re: Time of Crisis: Vassal Learning Game
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2017, 05:24:20 AM »
At work and on a plane most of the day yesterday.
I'll setup today.

Maybe we should start a tread in the board game AAR section and post out thoughts as the game progresses.
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Re: Time of Crisis: Vassal Learning Game
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2017, 08:12:27 AM »
Was out yesterday finalizing my car buy, and will be out this morning until sometime late this afternoon, whereupon I should be able to start with this at last!
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Re: Time of Crisis: Vassal Learning Game
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2017, 10:22:23 AM »
Off and running.  O0
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Re: Time of Crisis: Vassal Learning Game
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2017, 11:20:24 AM »
Everybody has checked into Google chat (hangouts)

Jason your turn to set up.

I like Barth's suggestion to move to an AAR thread. 
"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden."   Grantland Rice, New York Herald Tribune, October 18th, 1924. 

Notre Dame wins at Army, 13 - 7, Oct. 18, 1924

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Re: Time of Crisis: Vassal Learning Game
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2017, 06:08:44 PM »
Back from finishing up car buying things, and a day-trip to Shiloh National Battleground with the nieces. Whew.

Should do my initial stuff tomorrow morning. Need to recover and maybe just shoot some things tonight.
FIRE IN THE GROGS TOO -- a four-player full team mp of GMT's Vietnam War boardgame Fire in the Lake, recreated in TTS.

The GROGPUBLIC OF ROME ongoing forum game thread

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.

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Re: Time of Crisis: Vassal Learning Game
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2017, 09:55:14 AM »
Back from finishing up car buying things, and a day-trip to Shiloh National Battleground with the nieces. Whew.

Should do my initial stuff tomorrow morning. Need to recover and maybe just shoot some things tonight.

OK, I'm around today if you have any vassal questions. 
"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden."   Grantland Rice, New York Herald Tribune, October 18th, 1924. 

Notre Dame wins at Army, 13 - 7, Oct. 18, 1924

Notre Dame undefeated 1924
Coach: Knute Rockne

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Re: Time of Crisis: Vassal Learning Game
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2017, 11:39:22 AM »
In the process right now. I've dl'd Vance (Barthheart's) logfile, I think.
FIRE IN THE GROGS TOO -- a four-player full team mp of GMT's Vietnam War boardgame Fire in the Lake, recreated in TTS.

The GROGPUBLIC OF ROME ongoing forum game thread

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR

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Re: Time of Crisis: Vassal Learning Game
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2017, 11:44:21 AM »
Well, crap, I'm clearly doing something wrong.

 - Republic of Rome version 2.03

 - Bad Data in Module: Could not find map Red Hand
 - Bad Data in Module: Dot [Basic Piece] - Map not found mapId=Red Hand
 - Bad Data in Module: Could not find map Blue Hand
 - Bad Data in Module: Dot [Basic Piece] - Map not found mapId=Blue Hand
 - Bad Data in Module: Dot [Basic Piece] - Map not found mapId=Yellow Hand
 - Bad Data in Module: Could not find map Yellow Hand
 - Bad Data in Module: Could not find map Green Hand
 - Bad Data in Module: Dot [Basic Piece] - Map not found mapId=Green Hand
 - Bad Data in Module: Could not find map Red Mat
 - Bad Data in Module: Could not find map Blue Mat
 - Bad Data in Module: Could not find map Yellow Mat
 - Bad Data in Module: Could not find map Green Mat


Edited to add: nvm, I'm a moron.  #:-)
« Last Edit: July 30, 2017, 11:46:38 AM by JasonPratt »
FIRE IN THE GROGS TOO -- a four-player full team mp of GMT's Vietnam War boardgame Fire in the Lake, recreated in TTS.

The GROGPUBLIC OF ROME ongoing forum game thread

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.

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Re: Time of Crisis: Vassal Learning Game
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2017, 12:25:11 PM »
Well... umm.... Republic of Rome VASSAL module might be yer problem....  :2funny:
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Re: Time of Crisis: Vassal Learning Game
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2017, 01:10:36 PM »
Well, crap, I'm clearly doing something wrong.



I uploaded the correct vassal module for Time of Crisis onto the Google drive if you still have trouble finding it.  File name:  TimeOfCrisis_V1-01.vmod

You will need to install the module first.  You can do this just by double clicking it (assuming you have already installed vassal)
"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden."   Grantland Rice, New York Herald Tribune, October 18th, 1924. 

Notre Dame wins at Army, 13 - 7, Oct. 18, 1924

Notre Dame undefeated 1924
Coach: Knute Rockne