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Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Red Hope" by John Dreese. A SF novel. The Curiosity Rover discovers on Mars the remains of a humanoid and artifacts that could mean a Tech Civ on Mars millions of years ago. A rush is on to send a maned spaceship there. Starts out…"
Feb 10
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "The Viking Wars: War and Peace in King Alfred's Britain 789-955" by Max Adams. This is a history of Britain in the Viking violent period, from 789 to their final expulsion in 955. Covers Wales, the future Scotland and the…"
Feb 1
Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Played: "Conquistador" by AH. Had 3 players but the French were knocked out of the game for 4 terrible events that put him on the sideline just watching the English and Spanish players play. This was midway in the game. It was called at…"
Jan 22
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Twisted Prey" by John Sanford. The latest Lucas Davenport novel and he is pitted against an old enemy. A woman Senator(D) from Minnesota who intends to be the first woman President of the USA. She intends to do this by hook or…"
Jan 22
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History" by Paul Andrew Hutton. A "white eyes" boy is kidnapped in 1861. This set in motion a war that…"
Jan 15
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Legion Versus Phalanx" by Myke Cole. This covers the period 280-168 BC when the Legion and the Phalanx clashed. The author shows how and why the Legion, with its more flexible organization, versatile tactics, and superior discipline…"
Dec 17, 2018
Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Played: "Wide Blue Yonder" by GMT Games. A campaign game where the Ami's lost. This was OK but prefer the fighter Dogfights."
Dec 15, 2018
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War Between Islam and the West" by Raymond Ibrahim. The title says it all. Begins with the first muhammadan attacks on Christendom in the 7th Century in the Middle East, Anatolia, North…"
Nov 28, 2018

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
Not much into forums but CSW's Monstercon is the "Cat's Meow" of wargaming. I haven't missed one yet(knock on wood). So, I'll give this a try.I have been playing wargames since I was 15. I'm 60 now. My favorite Historical Periods are Ancient and Medieval but do play all eras of History. I live in Joliet, Ill.
Your favorite game(s):
My favorite games come and go as new games come out but my favorite system is GMT'S Great Battles of History. I wish they would apply it to the Middle Ages. I always buy two copies from this system as they come out. I need backups.
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
20 hrs per week
How big is your game collection?
400+
About Me
I started board gaming around age 15/16 with AH's Tactics II that my father bought me for xmas. I've been hooked ever since. My father was a lifer in the Air Force so I moved around somewhat. I grew up in three main places; Texas(home state), Florida, and Japan. Left home at 18 and joined the Army. Did a tour in 'Nam and got out in '69. Married 4 years later to spunky little woman from Thailand. I have 2 kids, a son and daughter, both grown up with college degrees. I'm the only one in my family who missed out on college(1.5 yrs). Wife has a degree too, in education. Worked at a chemical company for 39 yrs. and just retired. Now I can try to catch up on my reading and gaming.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Reading, traveling( been all over Asia and Europe), Rock and Roll music and of course, wargaming. Favorite book of all time: "Pebble in the sky" by Issac Asimov; favorite movie of all time: "No Highway in the Sky" with James Stewart; & favorite song of all time: "Gimme Shelter" by the Rolling Stones.

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Muslim Mob Shows who is boss in Germany

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"1:16 AM Received from Muqata Blog Reader in Germany, Sebastian M."



"Today, 10.000 people demonstrated against Israel here in my hometown Duisburg (Germany) and to express their solidarity with Hamas. So, my girlfriend and me put two Israel flags out of the windows of our flat in the 3rd floor. During the demonstration which went through our street the police broke into our flat and removed the flag of Israel. The statement of the police was to de-escalate… Continue

Posted on January 17, 2009 at 2:30pm — 15 Comments

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At 11:35am on November 8, 2009, Steve K said…
Joe: I put a copy of our next game set-up on my blog page.
At 7:59am on November 9, 2008, Smitty said…
I have spent much of my life inside the M1, M1A1 and M1A2 with the loss of hearing to prove it!
At 9:31pm on November 8, 2008, Smitty said…
Subtle - like my wife saying I'm as subtle as a hand grenade?
At 7:00pm on November 8, 2008, Smitty said…
Cool pic!
At 6:06pm on June 10, 2008, Steve K said…
Joe: I left a report on the B-29 Group page about my first mission. It was fun. Hope you are aready to go with a mission on Sunday!
At 8:40pm on May 5, 2008, Steve K said…
CSW 2008: Joe brings - Games: RSR , SPQR (don't forget all the cohesion markers!), King David. Rules: Here I Stand, Gustav Adolf the Great (M&P), Sword of Rome, Pax Romana.
Steve brings - Games: Gustav Adolf (M&P), Caesar XL, Metz, English Civil War. Rules: Here I Stand, SPQR, Sword of Rome, RSR, Pax Romana.
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