Please help me think this one through. I'm not asking for interested players yet, but am wondering how to make this work. In previous incarnations of RTW, we attempted to start a PBEM multiplayer game with the RTW scenario. For various reasons, these attempts failed. Now, with the new AOP appearing to be stable and soon-to-be-final, I am wondering if it will be viable to run this as a PBEM, and, if not, if there are other options/suggestions? My wish-list would be: Global Scenario, Hitler/Hirohito version, Open Mode, with 10 players -- USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, USSR, Nat'list China, Japan, Australia, Brazil. The latter two, Australia and Brazil, could be left as AI but it would be more interesting with someone playing them. The obvious problem for PBEM is: 1936-1951, 15 years x 12 months x 2 turns/month = 360 turns. Whether it is 8 or 10 players, or even as few as 5-6 players, that is well over a year of turns when one considers that not everyone will be able to do their turn every day (work, vacation, different timezones/schedules, etc). Has anyone tried this yet with the latest 3.17 beta? Are there download issues, such as "either everyone has movies or no one has movies", or the sendfile is enormous? Does the person who sets up the game have to play as Germany? In other words, are there any RTW-specific issues? Or am I merely confronting the usual PBEM issue of how to get players all on the same page (same version of everything) and to commit to such a long-term venture? Is there another way to do this? I've not tried LAN or Pit Boss. Some of the turns take a great deal of time to complete (at least for me they do; e.g., the very-first turn where one must deal with every unit and set production/etc for each city, and later on when war on multiple fronts necessitates complex maneuvers), so would these even be an option?