John Boone
  • 56, Male
  • Mckinney, TX
  • United States

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North Texas Gamers' Game Day @ Madness Games & Comics at 3000 Custer Road, Suite 310, Plano, TX 75075

May 10, 2014 all day
The North Texas Gamers (also known as the North Texas Wargamers) is a local gaming group dedicated to playing wargames and boardgames with lots of theme. The group plays two-player wargames such as Twilight Struggle, The Guns of Gettysburg, Sekigahara, and Commands and Colors; multi-player wargames such as Friedrich, Space Empires: 4X, and GMT's COIN series; and finally heavily themed games such as Eclipse, War of the Ring, and A Game of Thrones. The group welcomes everyone to stop by and check…See More
May 3, 2014
John Boone replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Recent face to face gaming: Cuba Libre x2, both Syndicate wins. Polis: Fight for the Hegemony, Sparta won (plus another game of it on going via Vassal) BCT Command: Kandahar x2, both Insurgent wins (plus 2 more solitaire)"
Nov 11, 2013
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"Finished first draft of Cityfight rulebook reformat."
Aug 7, 2013
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"Kent and I finished our playing of a modified version of the "Tank Battle at Metawaren" scenario this Saturday. It ended in draw at 40vp."
Jul 14, 2013
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"I've been playing CityFight and having a good time. So much so I've been a busy beaver making files for the game and uploading them to BGG."
Jul 5, 2013
John Boone and Craig French are now friends
May 23, 2013

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
Highschool Chess Club: I wasn't a member but played with guys who where. One guy introduced me to Warp War during lunch and I was hooked from then on. I went over to his house and he showed my his game collection, mostly stuff from Avalon Hill. I soon had catalogs from Avalon Hill and SPI, began ordering anything that looked interesting and then subscriptions to Strategy and Tactics and the Avalon Hill General soon followed.
Your favorite game(s):
My gaming phase came in two parts. I gamed in highschool and while I was in the Navy continuously with Starfleet Battles and the original Squad Leader series being my favorites. After the Navy, 1987-2000, and before the internet, my gaming died off for lack of opponents in my hometown. I'd buy a game every now and then at the only local store that sold them but then would not get to play them except solitaire. After I finished my EE degree I moved to Dallas; this was my rebirth of gaming once I found websites such as Consimworld and Boardgamegeek and was able to locate a group of local wargamers, North Texas Wargamers, in the DFW area. Now I'm partial to the card driven wargames by GMT, multi-player strategy games with some type of conflict from FFG, and block games by Columbia.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
None at the moment
What game(s) have you played recently?
Guns of Gettysburg
Crown of Roses
Sergeants Miniatures Game (BGG Con 2012 acquisition)
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
Probably a couple of face to face games a month
How big is your game collection?
200+ titles. Not a collector - Only buy what I'm going to play(at least that is the intention) 8^).
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
North Texas Wargamers - Once a month game meetups.
About Me
The short list:
1. US Navy - Naval Nuclear Program Electrical Plant Operator, 6yrs.
2. Electrician for ten years while going to school. Finished school in 5 yrs.
3. Electrical Engineer working in defense industry.
4. Widowed(Dana) with 4 kiddos (Cody, Christine, Catherine, and Claire)
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Reading - Military History, Sci-fi, technical books
Obviously board wargaming
TV: History Channel, Discovery Channel, Fringe, Bones, The Mentalist
Movies: Nothing memorable recently, Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan, Starwars Episode V, The Lord of the Rings movies
Music: All over the place - I'll listen to anything at least once.

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1812: The Invasion of Canada

Played 1812: The Invasion of Canada with my son on Sunday afternoon. We played the full campaign which ended at the end of turn 6 when the Brits played all their truce cards to end the game with a Brit win. The game first favored the Brits and then swung in favor of the Americans so I decided to try to end it before it swung back in favor of the Americans. Only 5 pages of actual rules, it plays quickly, and it it fun.

Posted on December 12, 2011 at 7:12pm

BGG Con 2011

November is always a good time for gaming because I attend BGG Con. This year I managed to play 14 wargames at BGG Con between Tues evening to Sunday morning. Five of those games were games of Sekigahara; this was probably my favorite game of the con.

I created a BGG Geeklist of all the wargames I played during the con at the link below:

Ones that come to mind include:

Hannibal: Rome v…


Posted on December 11, 2011 at 10:44am

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At 6:51pm on April 8, 2011, Paul Lipps said…
Hi John. Thanks for the friend invite. I really hope to make it out to a game day soon! I am looking forward to seeing everyone.
At 2:44pm on March 16, 2009, Nevin Ball said…
LOL! You're right. I'm a bit late to the party.
At 9:10am on March 10, 2009, Smitty said…
It wasa fun read. I don't have time to do all that -or maybe I chose not to make the time...
At 8:36pm on March 9, 2009, Smitty said…
I sure enjoyed reading yer stuff this evening!
At 9:13am on December 27, 2008, Smitty said…
She's quite the cutie. Mine are 22 and 17. Hard to imagine some days.
At 7:56pm on December 26, 2008, Smitty said…
Who's the cutie - your youngest?
At 12:35pm on December 25, 2008, Smitty said…
Merry Christmas to a fellow warrior.

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