Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Thing about Vassal
However, there are a few things that irk me about Vassal. They are small things, but nonethless they make playing games....let's just say interesting.
1) 2D. I hate that it is in 2D. There are many, many decisions in 40k based on line of sight and let's face it, 3D is where's it at. I have had many discussions with opponents about whether or not a model truly see over something and the discussions always end in us kind of just agreeing to move the game along. I wish there was some way to instill some sense of height to models and terrain.
2) Wacked out armies! It is nice being able to put together any army you wish, but I don't think I have actually played against a single "normal" army out there. I have played anything from all wraith Eldar to a GK army complete with Coteaz and 40 jokaeros. No one really brings a normal list on Vassal, or at least I don't run into many. Then again, a Sanguinary Guard army isn't your typical fair either.
So, those are my two biggest beefs. They really aren't anything that detract from the games overall. They are just in my wishlist of things I wish I could control, right up there with the weather, gas prices, and my current salary.
Regardless, if you have the models or are wanting to put together an army and want to playtest it, Vassal is where it's at. Try it out.