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Krommer6mm22 Mar 2020 5:26 a.m. PST

Greetings,
me and my friends are planning to play a big e-mail/online wargame replaying the 1848-49 Hungarian revolution and i've run into some problems:

1.) First and most importantly i can't find a way/platform to play the game on. The plan was a division to corps sized 2v2 game with an umpire (myself) where i would send them the maps and they would write down the moves which i would carry out, a bit like kriegsspiel just not as complex. And i can't find a platform where they could see their troops or even measure distances, and maybe even draw some movements, so that is my biggest concern.

2.) I don't really know what platform to use to make the maps/the game, it would need to be easy to control, i would need to be able to move units around (not hex-based!) and to stay consistent withe the size of the map (that i'd like to be quite big) and then make it into a JPG file or something similar to be sent to the players.

Thank you a lot in advance, and excuse me for my not so great English. :)

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2020 6:40 a.m. PST

I have no direct experience of Roll20, but a gaming
friend is going to use it for a naval game.

You might look into that one.

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2020 1:16 a.m. PST

Hi Krommer,

My Italian friend Stefano is running a Play-by-Blog game here:
link
Maybe that's an approach you could use?

By the way, I'd be very interested to see how your campaign goes. I see you're in Hungary; your 1848-1849 war is my own main focus right now. I am doing my bit to make it better known to Anglophone wargamers:
link
And at our club we have fought all the major battles. (AARs on my BBBBlog; scenarios in the BBB group files.)

Good luck with your game!

Chris

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