Can do but this looks like creating the possibility of an online competition via remote access. A most interesting development although everyone I know agrees that the social aspect of the hobby s important ... but then I go to two clubs and the more solitaire players might not agree.
We’ve actually found that it is not that much different than being together, at least in terms of feeling connected. We can still see each other’s expressions, laugh at each other, etc. It’s not like being together but it’s not far off.
Have played a couple of games over Skype with Baldie and really enjoyed them.
These were done on the basis of all terrain and armies were at person a's house and placement and movement for player b was done under instruction via the Skype link.
As he says, as the moving player you have to be kind, particularly when moving you opponents troops, to think is there any slight change which would be better for them, or pointing out things that maybe aren't obvious from the camera view point. Having said that it does allow you to play a couple of games (or more) in an evening.
On this basis I guess you could play against anyone in a similar time zone and if you found anyone not playing to the spirit, you just don't play them again.