ORIGINAL: Adam Parker
Hi Steve. Did you input that massively long series of numbers on the back of your CD sleeve?
Envision light bulb going off over my head!! Yes, that did the trick, thanks for the help!
First impressions... well, I had been following the BoH forum for a while and it seemed interesting to me although my boardgaming days are over (too many cats and no spare rooms - read "too many teenagers still living at home"). Hesitated, dragged my feet about it and then finally I decided to go ahead and get the LnL Vietnam game while waiting. I had no interest in Vietnam but wanted to learn the system. To be honest, I was afraid that it would be a bit too much like Squad Leader for me, i.e. too many rules which would make it a bit boring for me.
All that being said, I am fascinated by the ease of play and am enjoying my "Vietnam Experience" very much. Trying to learn some of the tactics and get the game rules down for now. All my play has been on Vassal, solitaire (due to the above problem!). I have read the rules to BoH twice now and am anxious for the mod to be done as I won't even try to play it until then.
As far as my impression of the game components... I like the maps although I'm not crazy about the thickness of the hexes. I agree that the pieces seem a bit thin but that's ok as I'm going to play via Vassal all the time anyway. I wasn't even going to unpunch them, but, they were falling off the tree so easily that I had no choice! This is a good thing as I remember the old days having to do battle with the thick trees from AH!
Anyway, having fun poking around with what I have now and am anxious to get clobbered by someone in the future on Vassal!
Thanks again for the reply, I appreciate your help!