Gerry Palmer
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Your introduction to consim gaming:
My older brother...45 yrs ago. Probably AH's D-Day
Your favorite game(s):
No order, but....Red Star Rising, Combat Commander, Up Front, Decision at Kesserine, Breakout: Normandy, Baltic Gap, Ardennes '44, Drive on Paris, Thunder at the Crossroads, Overlord/The Killing Ground, Circus Maximus, The Devil's Cauldron/Where Eagles Dare, The Blitzkreig Legend.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Red Winter (PBEM), Baltic Gap, The Hunters (solo). Wish to play next: Lincoln's War, Last Chance for Victory, 1914- OaO,
What game(s) have you played recently?
Burma (FTF), Red Winter (PBEM, learning game)
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
Wife: 'Too much' Me: 'Not enough'
How big is your game collection?
100 or so
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
St. Louis
About Me
Retired Accountant. Wife and 3 grown kids. Two granddaughters (see pic)
St. Louis, MO native
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
reading, community theater
Movies: Full Monty, Fargo, Glory, Time Machine, Parent Trap, Funny Girl, Straw Dogs Terminator The Big Chill
Shows: Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Jesus Christ Superstar, Glass Menagerie, 12 Angry Men
Books (recent); Vol. 3 Churchill bio, Best American Short Stories of 2012, Popular Crime
Music (recent); Adele, Mumford & Sons, Matchbox 20

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Saga of the first five missions

The Walla Walla Wendy drew the Nagoya urban area as its inaugural flight and formed up nicely in its high position in the middle of the formation. It almost missed it's rendevous point (played this rule wrong) but 'caught up' with the boys. After some missed light flak we encountered a George attack but the left gunner drove him off. Clear skies over the target and the dead-eye bombardier nailed the buildings below with a 40% on target estimation. Both wings suffered some superficial… Continue

Posted on April 21, 2008 at 8:22am — 1 Comment

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At 6:59pm on October 21, 2014, Hope Peters said…

Hi Gerry,

Mark's doing okay.  He is in Houston having a bunch of test before his liver surgery.  That's scheduled for this Thurs. Oct. 23. I am very nervous for him but I know he will be okay... He will probably be in the hospital for about a week after surgery and then will have to stay in Houston another week to recover.  So, he hopes to be back in Albuquerque by Nov. 6th. I will let him know you were trying to reach him and seeing how he is doing.  Any specific message you'd like me to pass on to him? 

Nice hearing from, you.  Hope all is okay with you and your family! Take care.

And please feel free to contact me anytime. My email is peters.hope66@gmail.com

Hope Peters

At 9:44pm on May 12, 2011, KIMBERLY ORR said…
Yes, thanks, Gerry, I did receive the game today!
At 12:07pm on May 8, 2011, Kai Jensen said…

Gerry, I'm sorry to hear you won't be making the Expo this year. You will be missed, my friend!

 

~Kai

At 5:19pm on August 10, 2009, David Hughes said…
Hi Gerry

Sorry I didn't let you know, they arrived safe and sound (and most welcome) :)
At 8:22pm on January 1, 2009, Chad Schrieber said…
Hi Gerry,
I've lived in Ballwin since 96, and St. Louis most of my life. My friend and neighbor, Mitch Land, invited me to Consimworld, and somehow, I'd missed the invite to this group.
At 1:34pm on November 27, 2008, Kai Jensen said…
Happy Thanksgiving, Gerry! I hope your day is filled with good food, love and laughter.
At 9:26pm on June 5, 2008, Kai Jensen said…
Both kids (son & daughter) have June birthdays, but the real party is not until the end of the month when we can get everyone together. Should be fun!!

I don't worry about winning or losing unless it is a game mechanic that decides it for me instead of my own play. I had a great time playing AND learning with you. The funny thing is that I usually see things more clearly for my opponent than I do for myself. So I could see the opportunity for Mook, did everything I could think of to guard against it, but had to mention it to you as a possible play simply because it was there.

Now if it was a tournament with something on the line... well, maybe I wouldn't be Mrs. Nice Guy that day. I look forward to seeing you again next year!
At 8:58am on June 4, 2008, Kai Jensen said…
Gerry, just wanted to say "Thanks again!" for a great couple of games at the Expo!! I had a blast and I hope to see you there again next year.
At 12:26am on May 6, 2008, Kai Jensen said…
Gerry, we messed up on the independent unit activation. For the intro scenarios, (IF I have this right...) they can activate with the DivAct chit or the Direct Command chit, but never with any specific Formations. However, they do check their In Command status from any available Leader (in their Division) for any "In Command" functions.

I think we actually activated the independents using Formation Activation chits - or at least we thought about it. Not sure what impact that may have had on play, but... oh, well... we had a good time and learned a lot of rules and a few nuances.
At 8:36am on May 5, 2008, Chris Fawcett said…
Well, I think there's some momentum underway for getting some guys together for some larger team or multi-player wargames in the near future. Our first big game of GDW's Third World War combined series game had 8-10 people involved or very interested but otherwise committed (we actually had 8 players), and when it was over there was much talk of wanting to do this again very soon. Over on the STL Wargamers and/or Heartland Gamers groups here on CSW is where we'll likely plan such activities. Hope to see you there!
 
 
 

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