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Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "The Gothic War: Rome's Final Conflict in the West" by Torsten Cumberland Jacobsen. This is Emperor Justinian's wars to reclaim the Western Part of the Roman Empire. This book's focus is on the War against the…"
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Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World" by Adrian Goldsworthy. This is a comprehensive history of the Roman Peace and what it meant to the people inside the Empire and outside. This is the Good, Bad, and Ugly of this…"
Dec 6
Joseph commented on Hudson's group Chicago SW Suburbs Wargamers
"Somewhat. Some of us get together once a month at my house for some FTF game fun. There is some FTF, one on one, but this is set up by the individuals themselves. Nothing formal here."
Nov 30
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "The Mongol Conquests: The Military Operations of Genghis Khan and Sube'etei" by Carl Fredrik Sverdrup. Covers about every military op by these two individuals by splitting the book into 2 parts. First on Genghis and then…"
Nov 29
Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Played: Hollandspiele's "Horse & Musket" with basic rules. Easier to play with these rules. There are more complex rules with facing, etc. MW #7, "Vietnam Battles"; 2 battles in Mekong area. Fun games, will try more with…"
Nov 23
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Enigma" by Catherine Coulter. A FBI mystery novel of two parallel stories. One on a man who threatens a pregnant woman with a gun, then collapses into a coma. It is later determine from tests at the hospital, that show unknown drugs…"
Nov 1
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read; "The Sacred Band of Thebes And Other Stuff" by C. Hilbert. A history of this elite unit of Ancient Thebes. Covers its formation to its destruction by Alex the Great at the Battle of Khaironeia in 338BC. The author writes in a…"
Oct 15
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "In the Name of Lykourgos: The Rise and Fall of the Spartan Revolutionary Movement 243-146BC" by Miltiadis Michalopoulos. In the 3rd century BC, Sparta, a "has been power" tries to make a comeback. They were a small…"
Sep 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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