Avalon hill games such as Third Rech, kriegspiel and Tobruk
Your favorite game(s):
I like civil war era, world war two, ancient eras but recently went on a spending spree and bought up a lot of interesting titles of all eras and most wars. Recently dropped back into the hobby and am looking for games with experienced gamers to learn the ropes again. I have lots of GMT, MMP, Columbia and Avalanche games.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
For the people,Twilight struggle, red star rising, FAB Bulge, Rommel in the desert, Crusader Rex, napoleonic wars, here I stand, Napoleons triumph
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
a few hours a week reading rules to various games
How big is your game collection?
30-40 games all periods of history, strategic to tactical
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
looking for one in Chicago
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Sailing, astronomy, martial arts - soon ninjitsu, travel
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Update: Please note that as of now I don't expect to be able to open game much later than 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. So, the available time I have to play ROMMEL IN THE DESERT on Sunday, the 4th, with you would be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(Once again, if you have any ideas of your own on how to arrange to meet on-site and to identify each other, let me know ahead of time.)
The doors are opening around 8:30-9:00 a.m. on Sunday; and the convention will close around 3:00 p.m.; therefore, the morning sounds optimum. Perhaps, meeting around 9:00-9:15 a.m. somewhere on the premises would be advisable. Of course, we'll also have to identify each other somehow or other...presumably there will be name tags issued.
At 12:35pm on September 23, 2009, rhall60918 said…
Please note that there is going to be a local convention nearby, vicinity of Irving Park and Central, this upcoming October 3-4 next month. Information about this convention can also be viewed by using the following link: http://blacksungameschicago.com/.
Perhaps this might actually be an optimum way and time to arrange ahead of time to try to meet there to open game to play ROMMEL IN THE DESERT.
Sounds like its the latest edition (if it has a painting of Rommel on the box cover then it is). Otherwise, please note that you may eventually want to visit Columbia Games' website under the game to download images and mount a variety of markers to use with the game, e.g., minefields, out-of-supply markers, etc. but which were never included with it. I already have these markers prepared and ready to use if we need them. Finally, here's my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will keep in touch with you about next month. Is it correct to understand you have the newer, more recent 3rd edition of RitD? Let me know. Anyway, that's the copy I have and is the only edition of the game that I'm familiar with.
Hi. Everything sounds good. There's definitely many games we both have which we must try to schedule to play sometime. I won't have the available time to play this month as I'm actually already committed to open game with another ConSim member over Labor Day weekend and will be trying to learn the game we're going to play between now and then. After that, some other time later in the month of September should potentially work out. Wish we could try something sooner than that, but it probably won't work out over the next 2-3 weeks. Just so you know, the weeknights won't work out either; however, I have off scheduled 3-day weekends, Fri.-Sun., and would be available to schedule something one or the other of these day only. Again, good to hear of your interests and let's try to keep in touch in the meantime.
Just joined and am interested in possible FTF gaming together. I live near Irving Park & Pulaski myself on the NW side. I am most of all familiar with Columbia Games block games, including Rommel in the Desert and Crusader Rex as well as some of the more approachable and quicker playing board games using plastic pieces, a la Memoir 44 and Tide of Iron. Also have GMT's Twilight Struggle and For the People, but haven't played either one. I recently got Combat Commander: Europe and would like to break it in if you're interested. I am typically available at least once a month on the weekend for open gaming.
Hi Jim, I'm a southsider (Midway airport). Check out Tony Adam's profile. He has the shop Gamers Paradise(?) in Mount Prospect/Arlington Heights area. I don't have the details with me as I'm typing this from school. They do wargaming on Friday nights. Check out the Chicago Wargamers group. On BoardgameGeek.com, there's another group of Chicago gamers with groups in the nw suburbs among other places.