"Played at MonsterCon this year: "The Fall of the Third Reich" by Compass Games twice. The nazis lost both times on Turn 5 and then on turn 7. The Soviets drove to the Rhine both times and main winner. umm, does not look good for the nazi…"
"Played: With our gaming group; 1985 version of "Junta". Never heard of this game but a fun little political game of backstabbing. Able to bump off El Presidente and was bump off too. GMT's "Genesis" again, popular with our…"
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"Played: "Platoon Commander: Korea 1950" by Tiny Battle Game company. There is 4 battles of the Korean War and played all. The mechanics are easy, but still some ambiguities, easily resolved. A nice little gem and Recommended."
"Haven't posted in a couple of years. Recently came back. Playing a lot on vassal. Three separate games of Atlantic Wall on Vassal using pbem. The GOSS system is so compelling. Hard to want to play other things. Also have a Vassal FTF game of…"
"Played: With our gaming group: "Genesis" by GMT, a popular game with the group, and Crosscut's game "Galactic Emperor", a game of galactic conquest. Both are good games.
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I was introduced to wargaming by my older brother, when I was in junior high school. While we didn't play many games with each other at the time, I was able to build a small network of gaming buddies during high school. I got "re-introduced" to the hobby after a college hiatus when visiting a hobby store during a business trip in the '90s.
Your favorite game(s):
I'm a traditional hex-based type of gamer; Grognard is what you would refer to me as. My favorite wargame is SPI's Operation Typhoon. The reason this is my favorite game is because it is a "friendly" monster game, large and sexy, in being easy to play over a long weekend.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
I'm currently involved in several Consim Press products. Main focus is on SILENT VICTORY, HELLFIRE PASS, and FLEET ADMIRAL, 2nd Edition.
What game(s) have you played recently?
Nothing in particular to note. I will most likely break out some SPI games on the table top soon, however.
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
Few hours a month only
How big is your game collection?
1,000+ games but half still remain in storage out of state.
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
Hope to join a club soon...I reside in Plano, TX which is a suburb of Dallas
I was born and raised in Ventura, CA. I have two daughters from a previous marriage and now reside in Plano, TX with my wife and 3 yr. old son (and heir to my game collection), Cooper. Attended college at University of Redlands, CA and graduate school at Thunderbird, American Graduate School of Int'l Management, Glendale, AZ. My professional background is largely software product management. My current gig (which I really enjoy) is with Aquire. If you are involved with a company in possible need of enterprise org charting/reporting and related solutions, please let me know!
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Favorite Activiites: tennis, military history, wargames, ice hockey, football, eating sushi. Favorite Movies: Gettysburg, Pride and Prejudice, Notting Hill, Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation, Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo, North by Northwest, It's a Wonderful Life Favorite books: The Shadow of the Wind
Hey John, sorry this has been such a hassle lately. There are many of us who appreciate all you are doing for this site. Thank you for providing a community where others can share in a hobby we enjoy. There are many positives about this endeavor you are shepherding. Thank you!
John, thank you very much for your kind words, my approval as a member, and my first tip about my soon-to-be-gone collection. I'll immediately review the CSW marketplace and do appreciate your open invitation to follow up with any pertinent QA's.