Giorgos Flouris (fgeo) https://boardgamegeek.com/user/fgeo has a game he needs playtesters for - 2 player and on a hexmap but there were parts of it that played like chess and parts that played like checkers - all in all a pretty good game on first play.
He has it as a Vassal module and is simple to do a pnp version.
He is in Greece (I am US Central Time myself).
It could play PBEM like chess but better realtime with skype or something if not face-to-face. I recommend playing based on my single play (I lost, speed overcame brute force by a good move or two).
Since he does not know I am posting this, surprise him with a message.