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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
Timothy J. Smith commented on Jay Czarnecki's group Baltimore-DC-Northern Virginia Area Gamers
Aug 6
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
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
Timothy J. Smith joined Eric Walters's group
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Marine Maneuver Warfare Wargamers

A group devoted to studying and practicing Marine Corps maneuver warfare doctrine through wargaming.  A place to talk about wargames that best support maneuver warfare practice, networking for online and/or face-to-face sessions, and more.See More
Jul 29
Timothy J. Smith and Gerald Todd are now friends
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

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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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