I came to the hobby in 1975 while in Graduate School at the University of Illinois. My first game was GDW's Waterloo game. This was followed by John Hill's "Kasserine Pass". From there I was hooked. I acquired my first game while reading John Keagan's "Face of Battle" because I was not satisfied with the maps in the book.
Your favorite game(s):
For me, systems (no particular order);
1. OCS (MMP)
2. Great Battles of History (GMT)
3. Line of Battle (MMP)
4. Great Campaigns of the American Civil War (AH/MMP)
5. Napoleon at Bay (OSG)
6. La Bataille (Clash of Arms)
7. SCS (MMP)
8. Wacht Am Rhein / Korsun Pocket (SPI, DG & PWG)
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
La Bataille and OCS
What game(s) have you played recently?
Tunisia (playtest) (OCS)
Smolensk 41 (playtest)(OCS)
La Bataille de Friedland (Marshall Enterprises)
La Bataille de Mont Saint Jean (COA)
Last Chance for Victory (MMP)
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
12 to 30 hours per week
How big is your game collection?
At its height 700 now weeded to about 200+
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
Columbus Area Boardgaming Society
After a career in Information Technology, (Data Processing when I got in), and a second career as an Academic Librarian, I am now fully Medicare eligible and thus retired.
I am married to Bea and we have five grandchildren. We are both Roman Catholics. We attend St Patrick's Church in Columbus, Ohio, where we have come to love Dominican Spirituality reverence for the Sacraments and Sacred Liturgy.
My apologies to the good Jesuit Fathers!
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Catholic Apologetics and Theology
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Hi David !!! Yes, we definitely have to get some gaming in soon. Is the first part of May good or the 2nd - 3rd of May ? I have P-500'ed SPQR Deluxe which GMT says will be shipping in May.
And I am totally enthused about "Case Blue". What a Great Game !! Citino goes very well with it (except for sending me on side-trips to North Africa). And I have also run into the 'void' of the Caucasus Campaign -as far as detailed historical accounts go. I do have Gen. A.A. Grechko 's "Bitva za Kavkaz" on order (Copyrighted 1967) which is supposed to be pretty good, lite on the usual Triumph of Socialism Propaganda and heavy on actual facts. Grechko was Army Commander for 21st and 64th armies.
I'm putting together a bunch of second hand stuff, like Liddell- Hart, but it is really a neglected theatre. I am also looking for some of the German memoirs that cover it.
I MUST play OCS "Case Blue" with All the maps set up. I simply cant do it justice with the space available to me.