Open Vassal Playtest, Saturday 4 February 2017, 2000 UTC

Excerpt of an account of 359IR’s fighting vicinity of Chambois, ~22 August 1944

After a restorative holiday visit to the US I’m bringing back a great number of new documents from the John Colby papers housed at the University of Oklahoma, two of which are particularly illuminating about the action at Beau Coudray in which two companies of 357IR were overrun. (This will be the subject of an upcoming scenario, BEAU4.)

Anyway, I’ll be doing a drop-in playtest of the learning scenario SEV0. Download the playtest package and drop me a line. Or just show up. As usual, communications will be via Skype (neal.durando). If you need help using VASSAL, just let me know. It isn’t hard–there’s remarkably little configuration hassle.

VASSAL module
Playtest Kit

7 thoughts on “Open Vassal Playtest, Saturday 4 February 2017, 2000 UTC”

  1. Umm, SUNDAY Feb 4th is a misnomer, because Feb 4th is a Saturday. Sunday is the 5th (it’s also World Nutella Day).

    What day is the playtest event?

      1. Excellent!

        More observations– you have 2 links, ‘Vassal module’ and ‘playtest kit.’ Clicking on both of them downloads only one unique file.

        If I did the conversion correctly 2000 UTC is noon in La La Land– I will try to be there.

  2. I just discovered your FTGU project and I’m blown away by the quality and the historical fidelity. I downloaded the VASSAL module and playtest kit, and I’m looking forward to trying it. It would be great if you have any more hosted VASSAL sessions — I’m new to the BoB system as well as FTGU, so I have a lot to learn. I really want to try one of these campaigns.
    The blogs are terrific — are there any other discussion forum threads, resource sites, AARs, or materials about FTGU or is this the place?

    1. Gina,

      Thanks so much for your kind words. Yep. You’re at the place for FTGU. At the moment I’m trying to stand up a complex Matrix Game with Brian Train, but I did additional research this month and will be circling back to FTGU in due time. Yes, let’s do try a hosted session soon. I’ll post a date. If you’re interested in the 90th Infantry Division, browse the fora here: Unfortunately, very little has been written about the unit in English. I hope to rectify this little by little.

  3. Hey Neal / love your posts. I’m also impressed by your FTGU work – however, how can I give you feedback? It’s not clear if there is a ‘watering hole’ for playtesters

    1. Oh, good night. Far too long that this should go unmoderated. I’ll be more diligent in the future. What do you have in mind as a watering hole? Seems pretty straight forward to set up a forum.

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