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Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Rather Be The Devil" by Ian Rankin. A Inspector Rebus mystery novel. Rebus is looking for something to do in retirement. He decides to look into a very old unsolved case: the murder of a glamorous woman at a fancy hotel while a…"
Mar 14
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Storm and Conquest: The Clash in the Eastern Seas, 1809" by Stephen Taylor. This is history, not fiction, but the story is pure Patrick O'Brien, with special effects out of the Perfect Storm". This was a side show of the…"
Feb 26
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Reading the books helps a lot in understanding the TV Show."
Feb 9
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Babylon's Ashes" by James S. A. Corey. The 6th novel in the SF Expanse series. 3 more to go. Also, on the SF network. The Belters, people of the Asteroid Belt and the Jovian planets, cripple Earth and Mars, so they can set up…"
Feb 8
Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"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."
Jan 16
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco Da Gama" by Nigel Cliff. In 1498, Vasco Da Gama of Portugal, circumnavigated Africa, crossed the Indian Ocean, and discovered the sea route to the Indies. With this epic voyage and others,…"
Jan 16
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Merchant Kings: When Companies Ruled the World, 1600-1900" by Stephen R. Bown. This is the history of 6 great companies, some would say infamous, but these monopolies pushed the envelope for better or worse. Even tho these companies…"
Oct 27, 2016
Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Played: AH's "Dinosaurs of the Lost World". This was with our gaming group. Each person picks a game when their turn comes around. This was a player's pick. Tongue-in-cheek humor. Not my cup of tea but still OK. S&T's…"
Oct 24, 2016

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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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