Timothy J. Smith
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  • Edgewater, MD
  • United States
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Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"Thanks, Bill,     I'm lucky enough to be on Mark Stille's email distro.  If he lays on WitP, I'll be there.  Everybody should do it once in a lifetime!  (And the much-developed version we'll be playing…"
Apr 16
Jim Ransom left a comment for Timothy J. Smith
"Tim, just noticed you sent me a note 2 years ago, so I have belated (very) replied. Now in Jax FL rather than "East Elbow" Central VA."
Feb 6
Sagrilarus and Timothy J. Smith are now friends
Feb 2
Timothy J. Smith commented on Joe Steadman's group Bulge or Bust
"Friends, Would this be a good place to ask a question about AH's Bulge 81?  (I run a youth club and this game is perfect for their current skill level.) Thanks, Tim Smith Annapolis-Area Strategy Gaming Club"
Jan 24
Timothy J. Smith joined Joe Steadman's group
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Bulge or Bust

For those of use who are addicted to gaming and studying the Ardennes Offensive....
Jan 24
Timothy J. Smith left a comment for Carl Gruber
"Carl, Didn't you used to snack on small pieces of ginger?  Shaped by my Korean-born wife's dietary wisdom, I myself have added ginger to my diet (and spices galore). I live in Edgewater near Annapolis and run a strategy gaming club…"
Jan 1
Carl Gruber left a comment for Timothy J. Smith
"Hi!  I just noticed your note.  I don't recall our having met during my tenure t ONI and didn't know even one single other wargamer there.  SOunds like you're busy though if you want to do some gaming, let me know. You…"
Dec 31
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"Jason, That would be great!  We're in Edgewater, MD, near Annapolis.  Are you local?  Here's our schedule: AASGC%20Sked%2CFall17.pdf I'm committed to Fog of War on the 17th (promised designer Geoff Engelstein I'd…"
Sep 10, 2017
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"Jason,    At least at first look this appears perfect for my club.  I've downloaded the rules and will delve deeper to be sure.  Looks like you have yet to launch the Kickstart campaign.  Have you considered publishing…"
Sep 10, 2017
Timothy J. Smith replied to Eric Walters's discussion Wargame Demo--1000 to 1500, Wednesday 23 August: Ellis Hall, Marine Corps University, Quantico, VA in the group Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers
"That's an interesting idea.  I usually have my trainee/player cells 'JOPP' their way to a CoA/oplan through deliberation and CFA exercises (Critical Factors Analysis -- Joe Strange stuff with the errors about Critical…"
Aug 28, 2017
Timothy J. Smith replied to Eric Walters's discussion Wargame Demo--1000 to 1500, Wednesday 23 August: Ellis Hall, Marine Corps University, Quantico, VA in the group Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers
"Turns out I had already committed to running a SimBAT course this past week.  When will I ever get my work and home calendars linked in my head?     I ran a one-day event -- ironically, on the 23rd.  I used L2 DesignGroup's…"
Aug 25, 2017
Timothy J. Smith replied to Eric Walters's discussion Wargame Demo--1000 to 1500, Wednesday 23 August: Ellis Hall, Marine Corps University, Quantico, VA in the group Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers
"Eric,      I'm glad you're doing this.  If I can get leave, I'll join you all.  What's Lademan running?  Will Jim Lacey be there?             R/Tim"
Aug 10, 2017
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
"GOSS - as in Grand Operational Sim Series by SPI/Decision Games?"
Aug 6, 2017
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
Aug 6, 2017
Timothy J. Smith replied to Eric Walters's discussion Focus on PanzerArmee Afrika Wargame in the group Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers
"Excellent post, Eric!      PAA probably could use some mods, but that's difficult w/JFD games since all the elements were so tightly interdependent and many of the seemingly 'gamey' 'bugs' are actually…"
Jul 29, 2017
Timothy J. Smith replied to Eric Walters's discussion Older Out Of Print Board Wargames Teaching Maneuver Warfare in the group Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers
"Eric,     Thanks for the invite.  Just got back from sea transit and amphibious landings on Coco Cay and Nassau, Bahamas via Royal Caribbean.  Let me ask you this -- did the Japanese ask to see our passports at Tarawa? …"
Jul 29, 2017

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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 8:12am on February 6, 2018, Jim Ransom said…

Tim, just noticed you sent me a note 2 years ago, so I have belated (very) replied. Now in Jax FL rather than "East Elbow" Central VA.

At 10:55pm on December 31, 2017, Carl Gruber said…

Hi!  I just noticed your note.  I don't recall our having met during my tenure t ONI and didn't know even one single other wargamer there.  SOunds like you're busy though if you want to do some gaming, let me know. You can call or text me (202-556-8035) Happy New Year!

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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