The concept of Play-By-Mail (PBM) wargaming progressing to Play-By-Electronic-Mail (PBEM) is a natural one, but still fraught with many challenges. Hence I was quite excited to see a hosted website letting gamers play (steering by a Game Master (GM)) and communicate via situational photographs.
There was a quite excellent Battle of the Bulge scenario found on The Miniatures Page:
The GM had gone to a lot of time and effort to be atmospheric and introduce a certain Fog of War to the game.
The pictures and links to the hosted website speak for themselves.
I am envious (and in simply admiration of the US infantry commander who managed to get run over [bumped but not completely off] by a [not so] friendly Sherman tank)
If you like the flavour her is a After Action Report (AAR) for a 1940 scenario
It has certainly got me thinking what is possible over the net via EPBM