Here I Stand was the game that started stlwargamers and it is one of my all-time favorite games. It takes a while to play, especially when half of the players are learning the game, but I can only remember one player that I have ever seen play the game and not have fun.
We played HIS on Saturday 4/20/19 for the monthly game day, and we completed 4 turns in just about 6 hours. We were close enough to an actual victory that we all agreed to call it a night, and I don’t think anyone felt cheated out of any entertainment. The more we play, the more we learn about the game, and the more we enjoy it. I would like to give Virgin Queen (HIS’s sister) a chance some time, but it is hard to play anything else if HIS is an option.
I only get to play it a couple of times a year on the actual table, but I play it several times in Vassal as well. I can’t get enough.