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Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Played: "Spheres of Influence" by Little Nuke Games and "Wings for the Baron" by VPG with our gaming group. Very Good multi-player games and lots of fun. "Halls of Montezuma" by GMT Games. A hard nut to crack but well…"
Tuesday
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Alexander the Great" by Philip Freeman. Another bio on my favorite man to read about. Some new interesting info and evaluations on Alex. Very Good and Recommended. "An Invincible Beast: Understanding the Hellenistic Pike…"
Sunday
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Maximinus Thrax: From Common Soldier to Emperor of Rome" by Paul N. Pearson. A bio on this Roman Emperor who reigned 235-238AD. He was, maybe, half barbarian who began his military career as a common soldier, then rose through the…"
Jul 27
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Xerxes: A Persian Life" by Richard Stoneman. A bio of the "invader" of Ancient Greece and the loser of this enterprise. But there was more to this Persian king than this story tells. The author does a good job in…"
Jul 17
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "You're Next" by Gregg Hurwitz. A mystery/suspense novel about a man abandoned as a child on a playground at 4 years old. Now as a adult he is living the good life, maybe. Menacing people show up who threaten him and after…"
Jul 1
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "A Single Spy" by William Christie. A Russian 16 year old boy, living by his wits and luck, on the streets of Baku in 1936, is finally caught by the NKVD. He has two choices, work for the NKVD, or die. He is trained to be inserted as…"
Jun 21
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "War in Ancient Egypt: The New Kingdom" by Anthony J. Spalinger. This book is part of a series on the Ancient World at War. Focuses on 1575-1100BC, the period when Ancient Egypt acquired an empire in the Near East. Tho, it also…"
Jun 14
Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"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…"
Jun 9

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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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