On New Year's Eve (but well before cocktail hour!) Jon (Palouse Wargaming Journal) and I played a remote game by Skype. The rules were based upon those in Joe Morschauser's book, How to play Wargames in Miniature. It was my second attempt at hosting a remote game, and some things went well, and others... didn't. The new webcam installed easily and worked fine... except in Black and White!* I had planned to use my i-phone and i- pad as additional cameras to give different views of the table, but it looks like each needs a unique email address and username for that to work. I'll have to try setting that up for the next attempt. Anyway, Jon kindly observed that the B&W images added to the "Old School" feel of the game. We both felt that we should perhaps have worn jackets for the game! I observed that it was a bit early in the day, even on the East Coast and on New Year's Eve, for the proverbial glass of Port!
* I tried unsuccessfully to adjust the camera settings. An internet search after the game solved the issue- you can't change the camera settings and have them take effect while Skype is running - you have to log out of Skype, then change the camera settings, then log back in to Skype. I did that, and it worked fine; I now have color with the webcam, just a day late!