Wargames Needing a Vassal Module
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I love Vassal.

It is the way I play most of my wargames.
If it doesn't have a vassal module I'm unlikely to play it.

As my way of pressuring wargame publishers to get with it, I'm going to call them out so as to help them change their ways and warn others about buying games without modules.

As an aside, I will call out if a game has a cyber board, ADC2 module or a Sun Tzu module.

Some general observations about vassal modules.

Most modules are made by someone other than the publisher. Smart designers and developers seem to create vassal modules as part of the development process (allows for more testing etc). However publishers clearly can prevent vassal modules (looking at you Avalanche Press and L2 design) while others just don't seem to be very supportive (aka Decision Games, OSG and Clash of Arms).

I would point out that the most successful publishers seem to support Vassal. This makes sense to me since vassal is a great way to market your games by having players who have the game teach others who don't have the game. I am sure there are some unethical people out there that will play without pay BUT who cares ... It's all about accelerating the sales curve for the vast majority of those who are good decent folks who play what they have. I would also point out that I have too many games that I have NOT played. If I'm going to spend the hours learning a new game it's almost certain that it will be a game I own or my opponent owns.

Below is the list of games I wish to add to the 'Wall of Shame' ... or at least make folks aware of the many awesome games that need to be 'vassalized'.
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I so want to get into this series but alas, Avalanche Press are so conservative ... This series is custom made for Vassal Modules.
 
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2. Board Game: Across the Pacific [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:7461]
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I think the problem here is strictly about finding someone to do the work.

Has a Sun Tzu module
 
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Clash of Arms seems open to vassal modules. I think this is simply an issue of someone having enough interest to make it happen.
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4. Board Game: Barren Victory [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:5111]
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Sort of surprised this one doesn't have a module ...
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Most of the La Bataille series from Clash of Arms needs vassal modules ...
 
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6. Board Game: Battle for Stalingrad [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:4238]
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This game is screaming for a module ... The DG remake should have breathed new interest into this game.
 
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This is an oldie. I don't expect this will ever get a module unless I did it myself.
 
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Tis is an oldie in need as well.
 
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Another clash of arms oldie.
 
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Another surprising entry from the Gamers.
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This is another oldie. I like it better than the GMT equivalent 'Red Badge of Courage' as it gives a lot more room to maneuver on the battlefield ... A perfect reason to have a vassal module!
 
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Another oldie in need of vassal love.
 
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Another OSG entrant ...
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Shame on DG ... They claim to be supportive of vassal but as we see ... the answer is really not so much.
 
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This game will never see a vassal module ... Which is a shame.
 
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Another DG entry ... Are we seeing a trend here?
 
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This looks like a good game from a small publisher ...
 
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From Avalanche press so what do you expect?
 
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A magazine game ...
 
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Another OSG entry ...
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Another OSG entry ...
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An oldie from clash of arms ...
 
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An old GMT game.
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Old magazine game
 
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An old game from clash of arms.
 
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