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At 3:07pm on February 22, 2018, Robert Juranek said…

Thanks Eric,

Gathering Storm rules have been problematic but I think after many reads there is a game present. Still not sure how to play best for transition into a World at War yet. I loved TI3 too but have not played TI4 but hear good things about it.


At 10:12am on February 5, 2018, Louis Robert Coatney said…

Thank you, Eric!  :-)  I do have over 30 still-so-far free print-and-play mil/nav history boardgames on and my half dozen earlier ones are on

I am hearing beautiful music.  Is it here?

At 8:52pm on January 30, 2018, Ed Kowynia said…

Thanks for the welcome Eric. I appreciate it. Hope things are well with you. Yes I do quite a bit of my wargaming solo. Hoping to get a buddy that I game with to play some wargames soon. We will see. He is not much of a gamer, being new to gaming but we will see. Otherwise, I am thinking of reaching out to a few people. I think I can probably find someone close. Anyway. again, appreciate the welcome.


At 7:25pm on October 30, 2017, Steve Dworschak said…

Hi, Eric,

Thanks for the compliment on my games!  Care to play anything via Vassal ?   Steve Dworschak

At 8:01pm on July 12, 2017, John Sayen said…


Thanks for the welcome. Sorry I could not reply sooner but the fact the MCEN network blocks this site it turning into quite a problem. Regarding my previous life as a wargamer, I played most of the Avalon Hill games (Afrika Korps, D-Day, Stalingrad, Anzio, Wooden Ships & Iron Men, Squad Leader, Panzerblitz, Jutland & even Tactics II), many SPI games (such as War in the East, a really outstanding post-WWII fighter combat game that I can't remember the name of, PRESTAGS series etc.) and even LaQuinta Games, whose "Ironclad" game was outstanding. There was a Napoleonic game you could play on the floor using counters provided or miniatures. I frequently had to play solitaire because it was so hard to find opponents and even harder to leave games set up over any period of time. I never got into computer games, however. I still have a few SPI games that I have not played in a long and time and have not inventoried so I can't give you a list yet.

I am looking forward to being a part of this community.

At 2:00pm on August 28, 2016, Chris L said…

Thanks for the welcome Eric. I do hope to be able to find some people up here around DC to play ASL with. If I don't find people for some F2F games, I'll definitely be looking for some Vassal opponents.

At 8:58am on June 22, 2016, Rodger Samuel said…

Thanks for the welcome, Eric!  Must be interesting teaching there.  I was an NCO, so I've never been to there.  I started in the regular Army, but later transferred to the National Guard.  I was working on a Ph.D. in Soviet History at Georgetown, but after September 2001, the Guard had other things for me to do.

At 6:38pm on June 21, 2016, Andrew B said…

Thanks for the welcome. Hope to be able to find like minded folk and opponents around here.

At 11:03pm on September 7, 2013, Michael Pavek said…

Thanks for the welcoming comments Eric.  Excited to be a part of the group.

At 10:33pm on May 26, 2013, Joseph Rispoli said…

SF:AC was amazing for what they portrayed in such an elegant manner.  A fairly realistic 3D space map and an innovative way of using it.  And the background material was very unusual for the time as well.  I really enjoyed Outreach just for the sheer scale of the project, and with a bit of rules tweaking some other fans have done over the years, it's quite enjoyable.  I made a Cyberboard module for it nearly a decade ago, so I could always get back to the unending game when I felt the desire to do so.

I got my Kickstarter copy of T5 a couple of weeks ago, and it is packed with so many options it's nearly mind-boggling.  The 650+ page book has very little setting to it, but if you ever wanted an updated Traveller Toolkit, T5 is it!  Looking forward to the upcoming Player's Book as well, just to see what Marc thinks is really important.  Did you ever consider buying FFE's CD collections of the old Traveller system books?

At 11:37pm on May 7, 2013, Gene Lee said…

Yeah, that desert thingy is a bit of an obstacle. I did my sailing in Iowa (lake racing scows) and in Philly (505's). Just not in that season of life right now, but it'll never leave me.

Lindenau: Its unique in that the French enter battle by traveling a long narrow road over virtually impassable swamp. Once off the road they have good reason to cluster about Lindenau so they might not maneuver like typical French. This may mean the battle will follow an Austrian cadence for a change. Pay attention to the Austrian deployment tips offered in the special rules. I do not use the Martial rules, but a personal blend of Regs XXII & XXX.

At 9:45pm on January 27, 2013, Tom Woloszyn said…

I've only recently been playing miniatures.. dabbling, really. No time or patience to paint or assemble. I enjoy monster games but trying to carve a weekend and assemble two teams has been daunting. I enjoy World in Flames as such but it turns to be three or four years before I can assemble crowd from gamers scattered around the States. Same fpor Gamers OCS Series. I've  played Hells Highway a few times. It never Snows looks good as well. So when and where is your Winter Offensive? Tidewater is not too far to go for some dedicated gaming.

At 5:45pm on January 27, 2013, Tom Woloszyn said…

I just opened It Never Snows. Actually I've been thinking of starting Hells Highway (again). I have a fascination for airborne games having served in the 82d in almost ever grade and two tours. I am considering going to PREZCON. Haven't been to a tournament in years.

At 12:40pm on November 20, 2012, Jack Radey said…

Actually, I'm only here trying to find a way to contact David Bolt, my old phone #s don't seem to work, and no answer to email.

At 9:13pm on August 13, 2012, Wayne Downey said…

Hi Eric! Takes one to know one!  :-)  I've been a member of the Forum for a long time but only now took the plunge on the hi-falootin' Social side. In fact, I didn't realize till last nite that I needed a separate 'membership.' I'm a little intimidated. I'm not a whiz-bang technical guy like all the 'kids' that work for me. But I'm lookin' forward to diving in. My boardgaming is primarily solo. I play for relaxation and for learning; usually in conjunction with a book I'm reading.  I play miniatures with a diverse group of characters from around the Severn-Columbia area. I usually attend all 3 major HMGS Conventions but unfortunately missed this past Historicon. Only the 2nd time that's happened since it's inception. I go back to the days when the miniatures conventions were at New Carrolton. 

At 8:47pm on July 29, 2012, Volko Ruhnke said…
That's excellent about handing out Sabin.

In my shop, the fact that manual sims are cheap seems to be a winning argument.
At 3:32pm on July 29, 2012, Volko Ruhnke said…
Great Small Wars article on gaming COIN and black boxes. We seem to be continuing the same debate today, based on my brief attendance of Connections at NDU this past week. vfr
At 3:19pm on July 29, 2012, Volko Ruhnke said…
Hi! Thanks for the welcome! Makes sense about a COIN Series page here on social, since there are only individual game pages among different folders on CSW now. I guess I'll have to figure out how to create a page...
At 10:13pm on June 4, 2012, Glenn M. Goffin said…

Thanks, Eric.  It sounds like you know more than I do about Traveller 5!

At 8:54am on February 15, 2012, Fabrizio Da Pra said…

Thanks Eric,

yes I like big bad games!

Infact in ASL i like mostly Campaign Games.

Sadly the time to play is getting shorter but the internet is good way to compensate this.

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