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Guillermo Fernandez
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Yes, I own a copy, but sometimes it is better to use the PC.

Do people have a preference for Sun-tzu or vassal for this specific module? I would be grateful to have some feedback from people that have tried the one or the other (or better, both ).

Thanks a lot.
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I've tried both and they are both very usable.

Normally, (if I have a choice) I am a Vassal person, but for The Hunters, I prefer the ZunTzu game box. It's got all the charts laid out on the table with the UBoat mat and the combat layered on the background. This means that you can rearrange the charts as you want.

A couple things I prefer on the Vassal module is the instant dice (the ZunTzu dice animation takes too long) and the automatic logging of Vassal.

For both, I break out a spreadsheet to record my patrol logs.
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Always the physical copy, always.
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maedhros wrote:
Always the physical copy, always.


Here, Here! I too have the board game set up! I like the feel and sound of the dice over a mouse click any-day!
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jasta6 wrote:
maedhros wrote:
Always the physical copy, always.


Here, Here! I too have the board game set up! I like the feel and sound of the dice over a mouse click any-day!

I'm with you guys. I know Vassal and Sun-Tzu have their fans. Understandable. Some folks don't always have a convenient space to spread out a game.
I've tried and just can't get into it. Part of the reason I dove back into physical gaming is that I spend enough of my life staring at one screen or another. Plus, nothing beats that tactile sensation of rolling dice, pushing counters and game pieces around, an actual rulebook AND...that "new" smell when opening that box for the first time
Makes me feel like a kid againlaugh
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jasta6 wrote:
I like the feel and sound of the dice over a mouse click any-day!

Understandable, although, when playing solo and using my VASSAL copy, I sometimes use my real dice to solve dicerolls for exactly that reason... or rather mostly, because I am not as bad frustrated when I roll bad.
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Thanks for all the answers.

Physical copy is better when available, but sometimes it is not practical - e.g. when you have kids and you want to profit from 15 minutes of free time but do not have the space to keep the game on the table, when on a boring hotel room in the middle of a work trip, etc.

It seems both are just as good, which makes the decision more difficult (and shows the good work done on the game!).

Cheers.
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wasabi wrote:
Thanks for all the answers.

Physical copy is better when available, but sometimes it is not practical - e.g. when you have kids and you want to profit from 15 minutes of free time but do not have the space to keep the game on the table, when on a boring hotel room in the middle of a work trip, etc.

It seems both are just as good, which makes the decision more difficult (and shows the good work done on the game!).

Cheers.


Guillermo,

All very valid points and great reasons... as it takes 15 minutes to set up most games too.

...and YES that new game smell is GREAT!!!

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