It has been a while since I have played any non-computer wargames, but I have been in the mood lately. In the last couple of years I sold off a lot of my collection due to lack of space and lack of time. I am going to be flying in Mike Lam's B-17 campaign again this week which is always fun. I will probably also play around with the 1st 2 ASL starter kits, Patton's Best, C&C Ancients, and Combat Commander in the near future.

I have been playing a lot more computer wargames lately as well. I have been playing on the ladders at theblitz.org in both the Campaign Series ladder and the Squad Battles ladder. Eventually I will wade into the ladders for Grigsby's War in the East, and the ladders for Tiller's Panzer Campaigns. Playing PBEM was actually pretty fun and made me wish I had started playing on the ladders years ago. On the campaign series ladder I have been a couple of games with a guy who is currently stationed in Afghanistan. The 1 Squad Battle game I played so far had my US troops thump the Taliban in the battle of Wanat. Not that I did much other than try to restrict the movement of his units until the 2 AH-64s en-route arrived. I also played a battle as the Soviets in Combat Mission: Afghanistan, and worked through the tutorials for Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge and Grigsby's War in the East.

On the reading front I have recently read Bing West's The Village, Sidney Fay's Origins of the World War, and Lind's Maneuver Warfare Handbook. I am about finished with Adolf von Schell's Battle Leadership, and am currently working through Dupuy's Genius for War, and Clark's Barbarossa.

Reading through that now makes it sound like I have a lot more time to do things than it feels like with the wife, 18 month old daughter, and a job. :-)

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Comment by Roger Morley on March 19, 2011 at 7:13pm
Thats pretty much how I pursue my hobbies too
Comment by Gerard Snitselaar on March 19, 2011 at 6:17pm
Usually I end up trading sleep for time to pursue hobbies after everyone else is asleep.
Comment by Roger Morley on March 19, 2011 at 9:00am
Where do you find the time???
Comment by John Kranz on March 19, 2011 at 8:14am
Gerald, sounds like you are getting some healthy activity going on the hobby front. I'm probably going to be turning my own attention to a bit more reading as well. Right now I'm focusing on literature on the Salerno landings.

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