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Jim Eliason commented on Andreas Ludwig's group Fire in the Sky
"Thanks Kev.  Duh, now that I checked, the 26 Feb post does look truncated.  It must have been too long.  But it was so long ago now that I don't remember what I was going to say next.   I guess it was to use economy of…"
Jan 11
Jim Eliason commented on Andreas Ludwig's group Fire in the Sky
"I recently finished a PBEM game of this.  I beat a newbie as the Japanese.  I'm in turn 6 of another game where my Japanese have gotten terrible dice.  Rangoon never fell, and I've given up on it.  Surabaya survived…"
Jan 10
Jim Eliason commented on Andreas Ludwig's group Fire in the Sky
"Kev, by "comments" I guess you mean the CSW article and the CSW post.  I don't know of any "truncations" on this site.  The CSW comments were intended to be just a very short summary, and I wrote it that way on…"
Jan 10
Jim Eliason commented on Herr Dr.'s group WBC Sand Plaquers
"We need an energetic leader.  Herr Doktor was ideal.  Last year was kind of a bust since HD wasn't there and I was plagued by a temporary speech palsy.  I was ready to follow, but was unable to lead or inspire the…"
Jul 8, 2013
Jim Eliason commented on Andreas Ludwig's group Fire in the Sky
"The article recounting the PBEM final game finally appeared in "Special Ops" magazine from MMP in the summer 2012 edition.  It gives some rules explanations, strategy comments, and is illustrated with board positions.  It was a…"
Aug 8, 2012
Jim Eliason commented on Herr Dr.'s group WBC Sand Plaquers
"The Sand meeting was a disappointment this year.  Only one other fez showed up at first.  Due to a mysterious speech impediment that came on 6 weeks ago I was unable to make an effective speech or inspire the few non-fez wearing Sand…"
Aug 8, 2012
Jim Eliason replied to Mike O'Brien's discussion Some suggestions for beginners in the group In the Depths: Attack Sub
"Some tips: Use passive sonar instead of active unless already maximally detected or your opponent's weapons are down.  Active sonar always helps your opponent and only sometimes helps you.  You may want to take the chance if you have…"
Jul 12, 2012
Jim Eliason commented on Herr Dr.'s group WBC Sand Plaquers
"IIRC Tom, that completes your collection, all plaque types 1st - 6th.  I'm missing a 4th, but have three types of 1st (four if a team title counts as different).  Does that make you the only one with a "cycle"?"
Feb 26, 2011

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
I started playing chess. I got the orignal AH Bismarck for Christmas and the rest is history
Your favorite game(s):
Breakout Normandy, Victory in the Pacific, Fire in the Sky, VG
Fleet Series, Russia Besieged, Monty's Gamble, Sid Meier's Civ III Conquests, original Master of Orion
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
next trying Bomb Alley solitaire
What game(s) have you played recently?
current: VITP, 6th Fleet, Russia Beseiged,
Sid Meier's Civ III Conquests (computer)
recent: BKN, MGMG, FitS
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
too much
How big is your game collection?
300+
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
none that I know of
About Me
science teacher. I go to the WBC every year and have plaques in BKN, VITP, HRC, MGM, 5FT, FitS, RBS, and team.
I helped develop Blackbeard, March Madness, Monty's Gamble, Russia Besieged, The Russian Campaign 4th ed, Advanced Civilization, Paths of Glory, and the upcoming Panzergruppe Guderian (L2DG)and Deluxe Fortress Europa (L2DG). I have published articles on 6th Fleet (SPI), Task Force (SPI), Dreadnought (SPI), Civilization (AH), Fortress Europa (AH), Tyranno Ex (AH), Arab-Israeli Wars (AH), 7th Fleet (VG), and 5th Fleet (VG). I have GMed two FTF and two PBEM tournaments.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
history (especially military), science fiction

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At 12:30am on January 2, 2009, Russ Gifford said…
Hi Jim! I think we met a few years ago.. Hope things are going well for you! For the record, the Mage group is still active in Sioux City and Sioux Falls, though not a lot of boardgaming anymore, alas. I'm mostly residing in NY now, BTW.
---Russ
At 9:51am on October 18, 2008, David Allen said…
Welcome Jim! You aren't TOO far away from Rochester (3.5 hours). Think about coming up for a game day sometime. Our next event is Novemeber 15.
 
 
 

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