Sit tight guys- if these folks back down you're alternates. A couple of thse people haven't confirmed they want in. So Tom, you're 1st alternate and then PC. Unless there's some kind of rule about not having two Bunnymen fans in one game.
I hope this will begin a long series of F:AT HIS games. And yes, we will have need for substitutes.
Each turn sees a 48 hour diplomacy round, then "spring", then 4 to 7 impulses, then "winter". If everybody gets an impulse in each day then expect 10 days to a turn. Some turns will go much faster, so expect about two months for a game.
OK so I'm looking at the website and I read under Tips, "Assign the Hapsburgs to the most experienced player...Assign the Hapsburgs to a quick player who has the most familiarity with the Here I Stand rules.
Pop PC ahead of me as I'm just about (hopefully) to start a new job so will be extremely pre-occupied for the rest of the month .... plus I haven't even read the rules (I have just been re-reading Samurai Swords, Fortress America, Space Crusade, and Blockmania rules plus now have bloody techy IT documentation to read so the ol' brain is a bit full) and have never used cyberbox - PBeM Vassal is all I can claim. And I'm UK as as well.
I'll play game 3 or fill in as the last minute emergency replacement cannon fodder player.