Steve Altra
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Steve Altra posted photos
Jan 13, 2015
Robert Brown and Steve Altra are now friends
Jan 13, 2015
Steve Altra commented on Tony's group Map Making
"Maybe I can help.  Forgot to include my email with my PM to you.  Contact me via my CSW mail, I'll see what I can do."
Jan 12, 2015
Steve Altra joined Jon Compton's group

Gaming Modern and Hypothetical Conflict

Games that deal with modern or hypothetical conflict have become rare. The challenges that would-be designer's face are many, as they struggle to incorporate the full spectrum of contemporary conflict. This forum discusses these challenges.
Dec 31, 2014
Steve Altra joined Jim Werbaneth's group

Career Networking

The role of this group is to exchange job needs and offerings among wargamers. We can help each other, perhaps with a career change, or leads for an exiting business. Others need to hire, or require goods and services. Let's help each other.See More
May 11, 2014
Steve Altra joined Andy Brown's group


The Cold War and all it's parts.... I also would include Vietnam and Korea.See More
May 11, 2014
Steve Altra joined Jo Bader's group

Hexdraw Users

a place to discuss which new graphics are needed to realize your MapsSee More
May 11, 2014
Steve Altra joined Johan O's group

Tribute to Redmond

Hi all in this hobby,I wanted to start this group for us gamers who still today play and enjoy wonderful games with Redmond's graphical designs. Please comment on your favorites and add stories about events that took place a long time ago at SPI.See More
May 6, 2014
Steve Altra commented on John Bobek's group BoardGameGeeks
"I think a lot of BGG Admin to User messages are pre-written  cut & paste standardized text.  Would save them a lot of time.  Msgs. can appear personal, but actually be pulled from a pool of standardized replys. "
Apr 15, 2014
Steve Altra joined Eric Walters's group

Gaming Contemporary Tactical Ground Combat

Discuss your favorite games/systems/scenarios covering pre-WWII to hypothetical future tactical ground combat. What are your favorites and why?See More
Apr 7, 2014
Steve Altra commented on Enrico CS Viglino's video

Nato review

"Ahhh.. gotcha, I think.  Perhaps you mean, "Gaming the Game"?  An approach where the gamer adapts to the system or does what hes gotta do to win.  Ignores the spirit of the game, just plays the mechanics, eh?  Or,…"
Apr 2, 2014
Steve Altra commented on Enrico CS Viglino's video

Nato review

"Didn't play NATO much, and its been...geeez, so long, 198?, but understand your dislike of the "structured or channeled flow" approach to game design.  I think it afflicts wargames particularly so because of  A: historical…"
Apr 2, 2014
Steve Altra commented on Enrico CS Viglino's video

Nato review

"Also, rivers.  Cannot stress enough what a show stopper a major river is to a soviet advance into WG.  No bridges would remain standing, all spans dropped loooong before soviets showed up. West Germans engineered / pre-wired all bridges…"
Apr 1, 2014
Steve Altra commented on Enrico CS Viglino's video

Nato review

"BTW, the real opinion (comprehension, actually)  within NATO was that allied airpower would achieve Air supremacy (beyond air superiority) within a week or two, thus sealing the fate of the Soviet Union.  Many were skeptical, then...Desert…"
Apr 1, 2014
Steve Altra commented on Enrico CS Viglino's video

Nato review

"IIRC, NATO was the only CentFront themed game, (and I think I bought them all)  to use the acronym POMCUS. Note:  wiki claims the "O" stands for "of".  However, Army FMs I read…"
Apr 1, 2014
Steve Altra commented on Steve Altra's photo


"Correction, lower elevation areas are white.  Black areas are higher and cut off."
Mar 30, 2014

Profile Information

Your introduction to consim gaming:
I'm a Cartographer / Industrial Designer with an interest in wargame graphics. I'll play any game with good looking components.
Your favorite game(s):
Open minded to most eras / topics.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Need time to play more SciFi / moderns / WWI
What game(s) have you played recently?
Harpoon, Kadesh
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
Under 4hr a month...sigh
How big is your game collection?
500+ boxed & mag
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
Cleveland, OH
About Me
Just here to learn.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
3D design, Vector / raster graphics, Modern Military Technology

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