Sometimes, no matter how hard you fight it, the need for a game of Warmachine/Hordes can be overwhelming. Now, thanks to the hard work of a few loyal players, we can game at any hour of the day. Never mind your LGS's hours, never mind the silly need for sleep. If you have an Internet connection and the stat cards you're in business. What am I talking about? I'm talking about Vassal.
Vassal is a program which simulates the table top experience, down to dice and rulers. For the past two months Dallas and I have played a game online every so often which has allowed us to play test various figs and has really helped to determine future purchases.
The program, or "mod" as it's called by those in the know, wasn't all that special. The terrain looked like something a three year old would do on Microsoft Paint and the UI was very limited and a tad on the clunky side. That being said, just recently an updated version was released which is in a word "amazing." Vassal no has a huge variety of terrific looking terrain. The SR4 maps are available and can be used or you can make your own table top. Every assortment of templates, markers, tokens and rulers are available and the entire gaming experience is a lot of fun.
I highly recommend that each and every gamer download a copy and start playing today.
Here's the link http://vassalwmh.ipbfree.com/ It's pretty straight forward and simple to use.
Good luck and happy gaming!