"I think it started with some plastic soldiers, cowboys/indians stuff. Then at 12 discovered the table-top wars through Airfix (uk), so played Napoleonic, WW2 era. Started with lead and white metal figurines that opened other periods. At 16, outgrew…"
"Well to answer the question of can a computer game (simulation) teach how to defeat the enemy (Taliban)? I would say a definitive yes, providing the following are incumbent:
Hi, well used to AH, SPI, board top gaming with tin and getting into Vassel.
Your favorite game(s):
AH-Russian Front, Streets of Fire, Beyond Valour, Hedgerow Hell, Paratrooper (series etc).
Games Workshop- Space Hulk, Space Marine
SPi-Air War, Atlantic Wall, Battles for the Ardennes, Battle of Austerlitz, Cauldron, Commando, Desert War, Desert Fox, MechWar'77, Sniper.
GMT -series .. on going
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
What game(s) have you played recently?
Russian Front, Iron and oaks this month May.
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
3-5 hours a week.
How big is your game collection?
Several hundred boxes.
Played wargaming since 1972, gradually progression to the more complex.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
History, science and the political aspects of situations. On LinkedIn forums on military, history and what-if.