"If you are in the Columbus Area - This Saturday at Columbus Area Boardgaming Society (CABS) we are doing a Wargamer Rally Point. In the morning we are trying to reconnect the wargamers in the area. Join us for some wargaming fun !"
Around age 13 with Avalon Hill's Bulge, Blitzkrieg, Afrika Korps, Guadalcanal. First game played earlier than that was chess which I really drove opponents away in droves by beating them, sad to say. The best I got to in tournament chess was around 1750 fide rating, and then tournament stuff drove me away from it. I couldn't stand the unsportsmanlike behavior of some percentage of players at tournaments. I found it rather unreasonable and tiresome, preferring friendly but competitive games.
Your favorite game(s):
Bulge titles A44, DBW, Iron Tide, Ardennes Offensive; others, France 1940, Invasion America, Panzergruppe Guderian, Battle for Germany, Barbarossa, Fire in the Sky, VG Civil War, many others
Presently undergoing a major job related period of gaming abstinence (obviously not by choice) because of longer hours and limitations on transportation.