Paul koenig
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Your introduction to consim gaming:
First wargame was Avalon Hill's D-Day 1977 in 1979. Followed shortly thereafter by SPI's Kharkov and AH's 3rd Reich. Started playtesting with Europa's Second Front in 1989. First published design was Paul Koenig's D-Day: The Canadian Beach in 2008. Currently nine designs published and counting.
Your favorite game(s):
Favorite land-based game: Fortress Europa. Favorite sea/air game: Flat Top. Favorite East Front: The Russian Campaign. Favorite Bulge game: Deluxe Bitter Woods. Favorite Civil War game: Shiloh (my design from S&T 264).
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
currently developing Paul Koenig's The Bulge: 6th Panzer Army (my design), Gotterdammerung (States of Siege for VPG), Into the Pocket (VPG).
What game(s) have you played recently?
Aside from my design and development projects, Fortress Europa and Computer War in Europe.
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
10 hours per week
How big is your game collection?
300 or so (at one time in my "collector" days it was well over 1000)
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
A member of So Cal Gamers, but only meet up at conventions. Ocasionally playtest on weekends at Victory Point Games in Costa Mesa, CA.
About Me
46 years old. Been playing wargames since 1979; paytesting since 1989; designing since 2008.

Nine published titles to date.

Married since 2004 with one daughter, age 6.

Graduate of Cal State Fullerton with BA in History.

Graduate of Cal State Bakersfield with CA Teaching Credential.

Currently working as freelance boardgame developer and aspiring to open my own game publishing business.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Grew up listening to punk rock: The Ramones, Social Distortion, Dead Kennedys, etc. Have acquired a taste for country: George Strait, Alan Jackson, etc.

Favorite actors: John Wayne and Clint Eastwood.

As for books, I mostly read military history. However, I do like a good mystery novel, especially Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series.

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