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Apple Dave
20-07-2006, 10:50
Hi all,

One of the guys i know is interested in starting a PBEM game with one of his mates in a different country and i was just wondering if anyone here has played a game like that i.e. you set up your forces, he (or she) sets up his (her) forces and you communicate the moves and combat results via email.

If you have do you know of any rules sets suitable for grid based play. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Randallw
20-07-2006, 11:00
Well I like to think I'm big in the Space Empires 4 community. Technically It's an Email game I think but we all play using Play by Web. You can probably guess it is a Space Empires game, that can handle up to 20 people. The amount of time between turns goes from once a day when we start out to once a week or two for games that have been going for a year or two.

Apple Dave
20-07-2006, 22:38
Sounds interesting, do you have a link or reference page?

Randallw
21-07-2006, 02:11
Strategy first recently started selling it, but I still stick to the original forums.

http://www.strategyfirst.com/en/games/SE4Deluxe/

http://www.shrapnelcommunity.com/threads/postlist.php?Board=UBB23

Heres some others

http://www.malfador.com/ , the demo is there

and a fansite run by a friend of mine

http://www.spaceempires.net/home/forums.html

the next one, SE5, is supposed to come out next month so you might wait for that if you're interested.