Joseph
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Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Empire of Horses: The First Nomadic Civilization and the Making of China" by John Man. This is the rise and fall of the Xiongnu(Hunn-nu) Nomad Empire in Mongolia from 200 B.C. to about 200 A.D.. They dominated East Asia and fought a…"
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Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Played: S&T 324, "After the Fall". Two Battles on the last years of the Western Roman Empire. Tried the Faesulae 405 scenario. Has possibilities but needs more play.  SPI's Victory in the West system. Played…"
Monday
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: Read "Brute Force: Allied Strategy and Tactics in The Second World War" by John Ellis. The title explains the book excellently. The Allies won by Brute Force. The author pulls no punches: all sides were Stupid in their conduct of…"
Oct 18
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Going Underground" by Michael Leese. A mystery novel about a billionaire that goes missing and Scotland Yard runs out of ideas in solving this mystery.  The Yard falls back on a one-time consultant, Jonathan Roper, brilliant…"
Oct 5
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Vikings at War" by Kim Hjardar and Vegard Vike. A comprehensive military history of the Vikings.  Covers their weapons, tactics, strategy, leadership, ships, and diplomacy. They were brutal but brought immense changes wherever…"
Sep 30
Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Played: Decision Games "RAF" intro twice. Brits hung on. Good game. Nuts! Publishing game "Fitna" intro on the Syrian Civil War with Vassal. A multi-player CDG game on the Middle East of today. Our group will try a 4 or 5 player…"
Sep 21
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "The Last Human" by Zack Jordan. A SF novel in the distant future where Sarya, the last human, lives incognito on a space station circling a gas giant. She doesn't feel like the most terrifying creature in the galaxy. But her…"
Aug 31
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Abandon" by Blake Crouch. A novel about a Colorado mining town that on Christmas Day in 1893, everyone disappeared. No bodies or remains were ever found. Food was left sitting on tables ready to eat, belongings left behind. …"
Aug 26

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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 11:41am on June 14, 2020, BoardTactical said…

Good to meet ya Joseph! Yes, seems we do have a lot in common in terms of gaming!

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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