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Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Played: "Ancient Civs of the Inner Sea" by GMT. Played twice with our gaming group of 4 players. Works good as a game but too abstract and Euro for me. The group wants to try this again with 5 players. "FAB: Golan 73" by GMT.…"
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Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "City of Victory: The Rise and Fall of Vijayanagara" by Rarnakar Sadasyula. The history of the Vijayanagara Empire, which stood like a mighty bulwark, protecting the Hindu dharma in South India. It was a rock against the muhammadan…"
Oct 19
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Advanced Study in the History of Medieval India" Vol. I(1000-1526) by J. L. Mehta. This period begins with the Ghazvanid muhammadans' invasions of the Indian sub-continent primarily for riches, slaves, and, as holy crusaders…"
Oct 4
Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Played: GMT's "Genesis" with our gaming grp. A great Game. GMT's "Clash of Monarchs". first play but did not finish the scenario. Looks great. S&T's remake of "6th Fleet". First time for both of us…"
Sep 19
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Rise of the Tang Dynasty: The Reunification of China and the Military Response to the Steppe Nomads AD581-626" by Julian Romane. This history examines the military events behind the emergence of the Sui and Tang Dynasties from…"
Sep 16
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Black Sun" by Owen Matthews. A novel on the so-called Cold War. It is 1961. Khrushchev is the Soviet boss, the Soviets have sent the first man into space, and at a top secret city in the forests of Central Russia, a brilliant young…"
Sep 6
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"I've read the Commonwealth trilogy which was very good, ending could of been better, but then tried the Void Series, first book, no good. Earlier this year "Salvation", Bad. "Great North Road" was very good as stated but on…"
Sep 5
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Great North Road" by Peter F. Hamilton. A SF novel in the near future; 2143AD. In this future, Star Gates exist between Earth and other planets. There is a ruling dynasty, the Norths, that permeates throughout this Future; they are…"
Aug 30

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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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Joseph C. Beard III replied to Eric Walters's discussion Breakthrough and Benchmark SPI Designs--Your Assessments? in the group All things SPI
"Greetings Eric and Russ: I have been thinking about the general topic of this forum and…"
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Joseph C. Beard III replied to Eric Walters's discussion Breakthrough and Benchmark SPI Designs--Your Assessments? in the group All things SPI
"Greetings Russ: The chronology of SPI's several pre-KURSK attempts to inject a…"
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Russ Gifford replied to Eric Walters's discussion Breakthrough and Benchmark SPI Designs--Your Assessments? in the group All things SPI
"Joe's point on WELLINGTON'S VICTORY is certainly apt. One thing I regret to this day…"
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Russ Gifford replied to Eric Walters's discussion Breakthrough and Benchmark SPI Designs--Your Assessments? in the group All things SPI
"I guess I see CITYFIGHT as a breakthrough that went no where, but could have gone anywhere. I…"
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Russ Gifford replied to Eric Walters's discussion Breakthrough and Benchmark SPI Designs--Your Assessments? in the group All things SPI
"So glad this thread brought Joe to the table! I was trying to decide how best to quote him on the…"
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Eric Walters replied to Eric Walters's discussion Breakthrough and Benchmark SPI Designs--Your Assessments? in the group All things SPI
"So, let's call the new discussion thread "One of a Kind SPI Designs."…"
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Joseph C. Beard III replied to Eric Walters's discussion Breakthrough and Benchmark SPI Designs--Your Assessments? in the group All things SPI
"Greetings Again Eric: You are quite correct that a number of very innovative SPI designs just never…"
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Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Played: "Ancient Civs of the Inner Sea" by GMT. Played twice with our gaming group of 4…"
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