Denny Koch
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The Saga Continues! Meet fellow Star Wars fans and discuss the movies, the games, the books, the upcoming TV series and the fascinating world of the Expanded Universe
Jan 9, 2014
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"HFC on tour! Our new travel report is online: Battle of the Bulge - the Ardennes: http://ning.it/Ob5nte"
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The Saga Continues! Meet fellow Star Wars fans and discuss the movies, the games, the books, the upcoming TV series and the fascinating world of the Expanded Universe
May 26, 2012
Michael "Sudsy" Sutherland commented on Denny Koch's group Star Wars
"I'll have to give it a shot.  I've been comptemplating using Ground Zero Games Dirtside II rules...  It'd involve some paperwork, but I think it would be worth it.  I'm just too picky about miniatures though.…"
Sep 27, 2011
John Bobek commented on Denny Koch's group Star Wars
"You don't need their rules to game Star Wars. I've used The Games of War to do minis battles with stormtroopers, droids, and spacecraft.  Wizards of the Coast makes the minis and there are plenty of sites where you can purchase…"
Sep 27, 2011
Michael "Sudsy" Sutherland commented on Denny Koch's group Star Wars
"For all the greatness Star Wars is, for all the fodder it can provide gamers, the Licensing has killed it all!  Or at least its killed any real serious attempt at Star Wars wargaming since West End lost the license and is no longer in…"
Sep 26, 2011

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
My first wargaming experience (besides playing Risk in my early youth) were console wargames on Playstation and XBox. When I played "Hidden & Dangerous", I suddenly realized I wanted more... my first board wargame was "Axis and Allies", but it soon became too simple and too limited, so I switched over to "Squad Leader" and ASL. Since then, there was no turning back and I began to explore the vast world of consims. Eventually, I became one of the founding members of the "HFC" - Homefront Wargame Center.
Your favorite game(s):
* Board-/ Card based: Totaler Krieg, ASL, Up Front, Vietnam 1965-1975, War of the Ring, Imperium Romanum II, Empire of the Sun... I prefer the strategic and operational levels, but I also like tactical and skirmish games.
* PC: HPS Panzer Campaign Series, Battle Academy
* XBox: Call of Duty
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
All LCGs by Fantasy Flight Games, Totaler Krieg 2. We are currently re-playing all our games because we did a review-reset on our website and are re-writing our old reviews from a fresh perspective
What game(s) have you played recently?
Totaler Krieg 2, Julius Caesar (Columbia Games), Empire of the Sun, Arkham Horror, Battlefield 3
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
~30 hours / week
How big is your game collection?
~70 board/cardgames and tons of videogames
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Besides wargaming, I like playing console games on XBox360. My favorite genres besides wargames are Ego or 3rd person shooters (Halo, Call of Duty, Gears of War, Battlefield, Borderlands), Role Playing games (preferable turn-based, but I also enjoyed Fallout 3, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Dark Souls, Dragon's Dogma).

I'm a fan of Marvel Comics, especially X-Men and Spin-offs. I prefer the "bronze age" X-Men team (80-late 90s). Besides these, I read Wolverine, X-Factor and Excalibur. I also enjoy X-Men videogames, for example X-Men Legends II or Marvel Ultimate Alliance.

Another field of interest is the vast Star Wars Universe. I like the Expanded Universe created through books and comics. I especially like the books by Karen Traviss, i.e. Republic Commando 1-4, her Omega Squad short stories, A Practical Man and the Legacy of the Force Series. Besides this, I strongly recommend the Graphic novels Clone Wars 1-9 by Dark Horse Comics.
I also like Star Trek Deep Space 9 - which proves that Star Wars and Star Trek are not mutually exclusive.

Besides this, I read all kinds of books - military history, Science Fiction, specialized books about various topics, zombie books, and everything related to Warhammer 40k Horus Heresy.

I hear music all the time and enjoy a vast variety. Besides Metal (King Diamond, Sabaton, Therion, Blind Guardian...), I like Rammstein and Einstürzende Neubauten, Classic Music (especially Russian composer Shostakovich, but also operas and music by Verdi, Wagner, Mussorgsky, Beethoven (who was born in the city where I used to live ;). I'm a fan of movie and video games soundtracks and collect these.

Last but not least, I'm a zombie fan, having a vast collection of zombie novels. If you can read German, check out my zombie blog at: http://zombiewelt.wordpress.com/
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HFC on tour: Visiting Speyer, the 2000-year-old Imperial City!

This July, Andreas and I visited Speyer, a 2000 year old city in Southwestern Germany, founded by the Romans. During the Middle Ages, Speyer was the Imperial City where kings and emperors ruled over Germany.



The city has a rich history, the oldest and largest Romanic church world-wide (which is even an UNESCO world heritage site) with… Continue

Posted on September 26, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Visiting Battlefields: The Bridge of Remagen - a field trip

In May 2008, Andreas Ludwig and I used a prolonged weekend to visit the Bridge of Remagen.



After the destruction on March 17th, 1945, the Ludendorff Bridge was never rebuilt but remained as a memorial. Today, the bridge towers at Remagen (on the left bank of the Rhine) house a famous war museum, telling the story of the Remagen bridge. On the opposite bank, high above the medieval town Erpel, the volcanic basaltic rock "Erpeler Ley" offers a great overview of the Rhine valley, the… Continue

Posted on May 27, 2008 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Beware of "Army of Two"

Easter holidays - this means 4 days of gaming and relaxing!



Andreas Ludwig and I decided to spend this year's Easter mainly with three different activities:



1) Playing Empire of the Sun (GMT). You can read the report about the disastrous defeat of my US forces in the CSW Empire of the Sun Group in the topic "Japanese Easter Blitzkrieg" ;)

2) (Re-)watching Peter Jackson's Lord of the Ring Extended DVDs for the 6th or 7th time since release...

3) Playing the… Continue

Posted on March 26, 2008 at 1:28pm — 8 Comments

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At 5:09pm on September 26, 2009, Smitty said…
:)
At 1:59pm on March 28, 2009, Smitty said…
I wonder how adaptable zombies are... or could be?
At 1:07pm on February 3, 2009, Anthony Luttmann said…
I actually play on PC. I guess you can say, I'm a PC gamer. Although, I do infact play my Xbox :)
At 1:17pm on January 8, 2009, Smitty said…
I have some ideas we may want to take to email...
At 4:21pm on January 4, 2009, Uwe Eickert said…
Denny, Life in the USA with the name Uwe can be a challenge. I usually get called a female sheep - Ewe, some anatomical body part like Ovary, some exclamation of total bliss - oooohh, ooohhva, or just hey u! :) Mit den Mexikanern geht es ganz einfach, da auf Spanisch Ova ein Wort ist! Aber in meiner Fussball Mannschaft nennen sie mich immer noch "Pan Blanco"!
Viele Gruesse aus Ohio.
At 12:20pm on December 30, 2008, Smitty said…
You enjoy and kick some Warsaw Pact butt!
At 10:44am on December 30, 2008, Smitty said…
Thanks and same to you and your loved ones....We need to talk about zombies some.....My email is Robert.Smith38@us.army.mil
At 8:49am on December 26, 2008, Smitty said…
We need to talk about zombies some.....
At 9:35pm on December 15, 2008, Smitty said…
-24 as of 1935
At 8:55am on December 15, 2008, Smitty said…
-4 this morning with the real temperature -20 to -40 with the wind chill! (It's blowing outside).
 
 
 

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