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Your introduction to consim gaming:
A typical origin story pushing around pieces solo as a kid with Squad Leader, Midway and other Avalon Hill classics. It wasn't until late middle school that I found some historically minded familiars...I swear we played Axis and Allies 72 hours straight one time.
Your favorite game(s):
ASL, Great Campaigns of the American Civil War, Great Battles of History, Musket & Pike, La Bataille, BAR, Civil War Brigade, OCS, SCS, Pacific War, Siege of Jerusalem, Zucker's Napoleonics, Jours De Gloire, Men of Iron Series
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
ASL, Grant Takes Command, The U.S. Civil War, Three Battles of Manassas, Star Wars Rebellion
What game(s) have you played recently?
ASL, Unconditional Surrender, Reluctant Enemies
How big is your game collection?
400+
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
Park Ridge, Illinois - Currently playing with the PAASL group (Palatine Area Advanced Squad Leader) in Chicago's NW suburbs. Also found on occasion at Games Plus in Mt. Prospect.
About Me
I grew up as an "archaeology-brat" with my grandfather, primarily following him around on digs along the Great Lakes, primarily at Fort Mackinac and Fort Michilimackinac. He was also a WWII vet along with his brothers, so it was basically like growing up in the 1940s given their topics of conversation. Thus it was inevitable that I would also pursue historical interests.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Reading, Hiking, Historical Travel, Battlefield Photography and Interpretation at http://militaryhistorytraveler.blogspot.com/ Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/46855416-michael-ryzy
BGG Profile: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/Chicago%20Wargamer
Spending time with Corwin, the scholarly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I am certainly Sherman to his Peabody.
Website:
http://chicagowargamer.blogspot.com/

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At 10:55pm on February 8, 2012, Tom Willcockson said…

Hi Mike. Sure I'll put you on, but not very active on the social side of CSW though. You were playing the Ottomans right? As I remember you were also doing GCACW with Mike L? Would love to get up on that system but first its ASL

At 2:30pm on July 10, 2010, Peter Manti said…
Thanks. Let the games begin.
Pete
At 7:32pm on September 7, 2008, John Bobek said…
Ever have any interest in playing miniatures? Midway area.
At 10:20pm on March 27, 2008, Lee Massey said…
How do you like playing VASL?
At 1:49pm on March 16, 2008, John H said…
I live in Naperville IL & I have all the GCACW games I would love to learn the system. I am up in the Parkridge area for business a few times a month or else you would be welcome to come down here.
If you are interested, drop me an email
 
 
 

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