Joe Blanchette
  • Male
  • Graham, WA
  • United States

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  • Loren "Brother Barffe" Schneider
  • Greg Allen
  • Ted Henkle
  • Katie
  • Smitty
  • Matt Severns
  • Tom Meier

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
Big brother, 1969. TAHGC Blitzkrieg
Your favorite game(s):
War in Europe, East Front Series, Great Battles of the American Civil War, Great Battles of History, Battles for the Ardennes, Napoleon's Last Battles, and Europa (sigh)
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Pacific War. Wish to play War in the Pacific & Battle for Normandy
What game(s) have you played recently?
GBoH: Conquest of Gaul, Onward Christian Soldiers, War Without Mercy, War for the Motherland II
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
Not enough!
How big is your game collection?
Too big to ever play them all
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
Seattle Metro Gamers, and I'm still trying to find the time to get there!
About Me
Single dad with a twelve-year-old daughter. Retired US Army. Worked for the local schools for five years and then bailed after 9/11...Couldn't stand to be on the sidelines. Now I'm with Federal Law Enforcement.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Cycle and hike. Obviously play games when I can. Most of my reading is professional these days (dull!), but I break out once in a while and get to read something fun. Just discovered some new music interests: The Black Angels, The Shins, and Death Cab for Cutie. Otherwise it's mostly 60's and 70's rock and contemporary jazz/fusion. Most of my movies these days are G or PG fare that's acceptable for my daughter, though I've introduced her to the stage (Phantom of the Opera; Wicked) and now she's hooked so we've been watching a lot of musicals lately (to supplement our usual bevy of romantic comedies and animated features).

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Status Update

Holy smokes! Nearly a year since I last posted and, sadly, the tune's the same - Gaming time is still approaching zero. Just a few short scenarios with my buddy Ted in 11 months. Fortunately, it's looking as though fortune is smiling on me. While my job is moving into overdrive and consuming more hours and effort than I sometimes feel I can muster, and my daughter is officially a teenager (and all the drama and other assorted wonders that that life altering transition brings), my new…


Posted on August 22, 2011 at 10:27pm — 2 Comments

I'm Registered for Expo 2009!

Woo-hoo! Just completed my registration! I'm gonna make it back for the first time since the first Expo! And I'm dragging along several first-timers (and my daughter) with me. See y'all there in May!


Posted on January 3, 2009 at 12:31am — 4 Comments

Same here - haven't been able to get on all day. Think I'm starting to get the shakes...

Same here - haven't been able to get on all day. Think I'm starting to get the shakes... Continue

Posted on December 6, 2008 at 7:50pm — 9 Comments

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At 9:38am on June 21, 2009, Smitty said…

Send me an email.

At 5:59pm on December 7, 2008, Katie said…
He's flying out on Alaks Tuesday - he's babysitting a goofy ass civilian out there. His oestinable boss though Smitty runs the show. Dupont - the little town he said that was created there?
At 5:12pm on December 7, 2008, Katie said…
Reminder - Smitty is coming your way!
At 6:00pm on November 27, 2008, Tom Meier said…
Well Joe, I did leave Kansas (Ft Riley) - went to Iraq - and then came back (Ft Leavenworth) for good. I'm retiring next fall, I'll take my uniform off in July probably.

GREAT To hear you plan to come back to the Expo. Eric probably won't, he's an O6 now, and fully engaged with his duties. He ususally escapes to the 3 day cons on the east coast, but not the Expo. I've been gaming with mark Hinkle and an old friend of mine Will Riley the last couple of years. My friend Will found me on consimworld after we had not seen/spoken since I left for the Army - it's been good to reunite.
At 3:51pm on November 26, 2008, Tom Meier said…

Glad to see you here and that you hooked up with Smitty. I caught up with the short version over on smitty's page. Looking forward to gaming together again sometime in the future.

Sounds like you are liking Fed law enforcement, which is goodness.
At 3:54pm on November 22, 2008, Joe Blanchette said…
Think I'm starting to figure this out!
At 3:54pm on November 22, 2008, Joe Blanchette said…
Congratulations on finding a new love of your life. I was working on it and nearly remarried, but discovered that she had many of the same issues as my first (abused by her parents as a child). Probablly the only lesson I learned from the first experience. Now I'm taking time to regroup and focus on what's important - daughter, career, health, and trying to get back to gaming!
At 3:45pm on November 22, 2008, Smitty said…
Gee...that story sounds sickeningly familar - like my first wife....hence the second wife who you can tell I adore with the many pics of her up here! I was scheduled to go to the Point and teach and it only got worse....
At 1:15pm on November 22, 2008, Smitty said…
I'm coming to FT Lewis in 2 weeks (again)....
At 1:15pm on November 22, 2008, Smitty said…

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