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Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: Islam at the Gates: How Christendom Defeated the Ottoman Turks" by Diane Moczar. A overview of the military campaigns by the muhammadan Ottomans to conquer Europe and how the Europeans stopped them. Very Good and…"
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Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Patricians and Emperors: The Last Rulers of the Western Roman Empire" by Ian Hughes. This book gives the bios of the elites that welded power in the final decades of the Western Roman Empire from the assassination of Aetius, the…"
Apr 11
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: " The Hole: Hard Science Fiction" by Brandon Q. Morris. A mysterious object is heading on a collision course with the Sun. The earth and mankind are at risk. Nobody believes a young astrophysicist. At the same time a group of…"
Apr 4
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "The Tanks of Tammuz" by Shabtai Teveth. This is the story of the Israeli Armored Corps in the 6 Day War of 1967. This victory over the muhammadans astonished the world. The author was a reporter attached to General Tal's…"
Mar 19
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Manuscript 512" by Rick Chesler. A novel on a crooked American Historian, Dr. Winslow, who steals "Manuscript 512" from a Brazilian museum. This manuscript holds the key to finding the lost city of "Z" in the…"
Mar 10
Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Played: GMT's "Space Corp". A good and fun game. Played all 3 tiers to end. "King David" by Clash of Arms. Had 5 players and not enough time to finish but a great game. Playing: GMT's "Arquebus". We are…"
Mar 5
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Avenger" by Frederick Forsyth. A thriller/suspense novel of a free lance "Avenger" hired to avenge the death of a young man, who disappeared in Bosnia years ago. A suspect is found but is hidden in a fortress in South…"
Feb 27
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Past Tense" by Lee Child. A Jack Reacher novel. Reacher is bumming rides in New England and sees a sign for a town his father was born in. Why not, what is one extra day. At the same time a Canadian couple's car breaks down.…"
Feb 20

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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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