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At 10:37pm on January 24, 2009, Cindy Nowak said…
No, sad to say I missed out on all of that! Wish I had though
At 9:02am on January 23, 2009, Ted Henkle said…
Bob: Funny you should mention using the "Victory at Sea" soundtrack for my naval video. You made the same comment in your book! :)

It arrived in the mail the other day and I'm reading it now. As soon as I'm finished I'll post a review.

Ted
At 4:35pm on January 21, 2009, Don Lazov said…
John,

I am way up north near Fox Lake. I have not done any miniatures in years (since about 91-95ish).

I saw your old photos of the old days and also saw your book. I have four kids ranging from 8 to 20 and two of them are learning and interested in war games (vis a vis their dad). The closest we have been to miniatures is Axis & D-Day, they both have been able to grasp the concepts well both for minis and war games.
At 12:28pm on January 21, 2009, Don Lazov said…
John,

I was going through the photos and saw a bunch of interesting things from you. I also saw your book, I'll look into it. I am also in the Chicagoland area.

Cheers.
At 3:49pm on January 8, 2009, Ted Henkle said…
Hey Bob:

I just ordered your book on Amazon.com. I'm currently in the middle of one now. When I'm finished with this one, and get your book in the mail, I'll read it and do a review.

Take care.

Ted
At 5:24pm on December 29, 2008, Arrigo Velicogna said…
Still adding... let me check what I have on ths hard drive... :)
At 11:04am on December 29, 2008, Kevin Cabai said…
My younger son Jon does, he always looking for a group to join.
At 4:52pm on December 24, 2008, Jim C said…
Thanks for the welcome. I've been on Consimworld for quite a while, but my regular login didn't work for the social network, so I had to create a new one.

Merry Christmas to you, too!
At 7:20am on December 19, 2008, cav78 said…
I clicked on the link to join the paintball group. . . .I thought I did?? hmmm
At 1:47am on December 19, 2008, Lewis Goldberg said…
Hey John - sorry to turn down your paint ball group invite, but it's just not my thing. Thanks anyway!
At 5:12pm on December 18, 2008, cav78 said…
Hey, the comment you left on my page. . . I am selling my own music :) That's my business site--not complete yet, but should be after the 1st of the year (hopefully.)
At 7:52pm on December 7, 2008, Chris Montgomery said…
Yes, I have gone paint balling at Challenge Park. I'm actually trying to find gamers in this area! I've found a couple guys from Plainfield and another from Kankakee... do you live in the area, or Chicago proper?
At 6:58pm on November 3, 2008, Lewis Goldberg said…
To your query on Mark Goldberg, nope - though I went to school with a Mark Goldberg. He'd be 45 like me.
At 9:21am on November 3, 2008, Jim said…
Hi John, I'm up on Chicago's northwest side. Do you know of any clubs that meet monthly to play wargames?
At 11:32am on October 14, 2008, David Allen said…
Here is The Armchair General on amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Armchair-General-Wargames-Historical-Miniatures/dp/0595448976/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224001860&sr=8-2
At 11:26am on October 14, 2008, David Allen said…
This might be a stupid question, but are you familiar with The Armchair General (the book, not the magazine) by K. Mike Hill? I just happened to order both TAG and your book at the same time. TAG is a nice companion to Games of War because it is mostly a brief description of historical battles. It is almost a scenario book to your rules book.
At 5:15pm on October 13, 2008, David Allen said…
The Russell Military Museum is located at 43363 N Us Highway 41 Zion, IL 60099.

www.russellmilitarymuseum.com

I've never been.....
At 4:46pm on October 13, 2008, David Allen said…
Ever been to the Russell Military Museum in Zion?
At 6:13pm on October 12, 2008, David Allen said…
I'll let you know next time I'm heading to Chicago.

I read through the air war rules in your book. Very thought provoking. You've abstracted air warfare in a way I've never seen it done before. Most air combat rules are very detailed and IMHO spend WAY too much time on the maneuver rules and too little time on the combat. Air War by SPI is a good example of that....it takes 3-4 turns and 30 minutes of play to complete a 180 degree turn. On the other extreme is GMT's Down in Flames series that abstract maneuver and position very simply using cards which are played and countered. Your rules are somewhere between, much closer to DIF than Air War. They are almost "operational" level rules and I could see easily playing dozens of aircraft at time, perhaps even tied into a ground or naval game. I have a collection of 1/600 scale aircraft that I might try using your rules.
At 5:08pm on October 12, 2008, David Allen said…
Bob, I will try your air-to-air rules in Games of War with my 1/72 models and let you know.

Since you are not too far away, consider coming to Rochester for our convention next year. We had a nice turnout this year for a first year con (~180). The date for 2009 hasn't been settled yet but will be in September.

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