Timothy J. Smith
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  • Edgewater, MD
  • United States
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Aug 10, 2016
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"For instance, Fire in the Lake, Churchill, Triumph and Tragedy, Liberty or Death...???...none of which I managed to snag before they went out of print.  (Used to was we could let the actual/real grognards work out bugs on ConSimWorld and then…"
Aug 7, 2016
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"Chris,      Congrats on the job offer!  Best of luck.      But before you go...  If you have a title in which you take particular interest, we could adjust the club sked around your plans, marking a…"
Aug 7, 2016
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"I should have added that Ty Bomba, Rick Sinnreich and Peter Pellegrino all lodged comments as well.  Talk about attracting grognards!"
Aug 7, 2016
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"Jim,      I read it several weeks ago.  Commented, in fact.  Brilliant work!  I'm grateful that MarCorU leadership has the wisdom to support your initiative.  I'd recommend that everyone on this…"
Aug 7, 2016
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"Chris,      We met next in the Edgewater library (27 Aug, 10:30-4:45, not the 20th, btw -- sometimes we have to flex the sked; there's competition for free access to public space).     We have Axis…"
Aug 6, 2016
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"Jerry led us in WS&IM a couple of weeks ago.  Flying Colors might permit even larger battles.  Good for multi-player (we usually get 9-12 lads).     (P.s., I meant CDGs are..)     I'm off now to the…"
Aug 6, 2016
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"Chris,      Two correspondents here, Jerry Todd and myself, are off right now to run AH's 'Hitler's War' and one or more folio games for the Edgewater Strategy Gaming Club (high schoolers plus 2-3…"
Aug 6, 2016
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"Is that cavalry or are you an officer in an infantry unit?    Anyway, Civil War it is!  I have used Antietam and Fredericksburg as intro scenarios, letting the novices be the Union at Antietam -- and suspending the McClellan…"
Jun 18, 2016
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"I grew up in Carrollton Manor.  Benfield ES, SP Middle during the 1960s.  SPHS 74."
Jun 16, 2016
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"I'm in Edgewater near Annapolis.  Gerald (Gerry?) -- you're where?      Tim Smith"
Jun 16, 2016
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"Crownsville?"
Jun 16, 2016
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"Civil War is always good, and the Glory series looks tailored for mid-level complexity.  Lot of talk on BGG about backfitting Glory III rules to the previous games.  Let's take a look.  I'll check out your list further this…"
Jun 16, 2016
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"The Edgewater Strategy Gaming Club meets next on the 25th. 1030-1645 hrs, at the Edgewater branch of the AA Cty Library om Stepney Rd.  The lads have asked for Age of Mythology (Eagle Games), which is a game my son can run, so I'll…"
Jun 16, 2016
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"Wow.  Great inventory!  Complete, thorough, balanced list from Napoleonics on.  I run a strategy gaming club for high schoolers.  We meet typically every two weeks from 1030 to about 1600-1700.  I teach them as we go; they…"
Jun 15, 2016
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"Gerald,      There are gamers in the local area.  Are you looking for table space or opponents?  What do you play?     R/Tim Smith, Edgewater Strategy Gaming Club"
Jun 14, 2016

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
1914 (AH/JFD). In 1967 (age 11). Mind thus blown, proceeded doggedly to Afrika Korps, Bulge, Jutland, Midway, etc. Then of course, SPI. Since then the world.
Your favorite game(s):
- Lifetime faves: 1914; Bulge; Midway; Jutland; France 1940; SPI's ancient 'PRESTAGS'.
- Current: Conquerors: Alexander; Hannibal: Rome v Carthage (and the whole genre of grand strategic PtP CDGs -- thanks, Mark!); OSG/Zucker's entire life's work; various Raicer easy plays (e.g. PoG; 1914 Glory's End).
- In my role as trainer of military analysts: AvP GWaS/SWWaS games (using USNWC three-cell adjudication); various scenarios from DG's MW 'zine.
- In my role as leader of a history-and-strategy club for youths: Axis & Allies (various variants); Eagle Games' Age of Mythology & Civilization; Ikusa; Hannibal; NaW (SPI 1970s copies); and DG's current folio games.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Case Blue; Target Iran.
What game(s) have you played recently?
1914; 1914 Glory's End; PoG; Hannibal. Next: Twilight Struggle.
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
Avg 2-4 hrs a day (if you include trying to figure out rules and clipping counters!)
How big is your game collection?
Hundreds. Haven't inventoried.
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
Edgewater Strategy Gaming Club (one instructor and about 8-12 mostly high schoolers).
About Me
Military analyst, theoretician, methodologist. 30-year intel professional.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Wargaming, military history/theory. Philosophy of science. History of philosophy & science. General systems theory (i.e., complexity, nonlinear dynamics).
Fave book: SunTzu's Art of War (best presented in Western idiom, e.g.: BHLiddellHart's Strategy; Robt R. Leonhard's Art of Maneuver; Fighting by Minutes & Principles of War).

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At 4:21am on June 22, 2016, FRANK KWABENA said…

Good Day,

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At 12:26pm on March 22, 2016, Robert R. Leonhard said…

Tim--Thanks for the note! I haven't been on consimworld for years, and it's nice to visit again.  At APL I work offsite most of the time from my home in West Virginia.  Because I'm not often there, I don't do mentoring.  However, my supervisor, Scott Simpkins, does mentor, and I sometimes have interaction with his mentees.  Scott is a wargame enthusiast, too, which is nice.  If you'd like, I can alert him to your son and see if he can mentor him.  Just let me know.  Bob

At 5:53pm on March 5, 2016, Jim Ransom said…
Hi Tim. I have been to ONI, so it's possible we've met. I was a Submariner, retired as Capt in 2010. Had command of MIAMI 98-00, was Comsubpac N3 and Chief of Staff near end of career.

Been a Wargamer since 1969, and got back into it 5-6 years ago. Still working, although I'm looking to throttle back a bit. The grandkids need me!

Based on any of that, do you think we crossed paths?
 
 
 

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