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? …"
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
"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…"
"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…"
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?
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).
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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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