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At 9:52am on September 9, 2019, Frank Hall Allen said…

Thanks for having me. Glad to be here.

At 12:46pm on August 18, 2019, Scott Martin said…

Sounds like a plan.

At 7:33pm on August 14, 2019, Scott Martin said…

I have been recently replenishing my collection of AH and SPI games.  AK or Stalingrad (or The Russian Campaign) would be good Vassal games to start with since they're familiar.  Let me know if you ever slow down and want a game.  Have to confess most of my gaming is computer now.  Playing folks from all over in Matrix and John Tiller games of WW2, American Civil war, and Napoleonic's.

At 7:30pm on August 14, 2019, Scott Martin said…

Well it was current about 15 years ago, give or take... I've been in the SF Bay Area for the last 9 years.  I revamped the pocket logo and made the one for the back and took it to a T-shirt maker to have the screens made.

At 5:05pm on August 12, 2019, Scott Martin said…

We should set up a Vassal game sometime of a SPI or AH game.

At 5:03pm on August 12, 2019, Scott Martin said…

T-shirt we designed years ago off the original logo of yours.

At 5:03pm on August 12, 2019, Scott Martin said…

At 8:38pm on August 10, 2019, Scott Martin said…

Thought it might be you.  Phoenix now?  Last remembered you were going to the East Coast.  You should look on that wargamer locator on Google for that area.

At 2:16pm on August 10, 2019, Wayne Downey said…

Despite buying and even playing :-) some newer games I continue to fall back on my old favorites. The newer games sure are nice to look at but many of them rely on a complexity that saps the fun out for me.  But that’s one of the many great things about our hobby, there are games for every taste.  Are you a Marine?

At 9:31pm on August 4, 2019, jo kussey said…

Eric,

Too many games, not enough time!  The Poland Defiant looks interesting because it is one of those subjects that gets little attention.  It would seem a hopeless situation, given the terrain that the Poles have to try to defend behind, but with a strict timetable, maybe the Germans will have a tough time if the Poles can stop them somewhere, temporarily.  

Unfortunately, Pendleton and Phoenix are long drives from here, so it's not in the cards to do that to play a game.  So I'm pretty much a solitaire gamer.  Unless I run into a USMC club here.  Not yet.  I haven't seen advertisements for it.  Right now, OCS and Tunisia II is on the table.  I like it a lot because the supply rules really make you act more like a general, rather than every unit attacking every turn.

Take care,

Joe

At 5:42pm on July 15, 2019, Scott Martin said…

Howdy back.  Seems to be a lot of Eric Walters in the USMC.  I knew one in my Game Club at Camp Pendleton who moved to the East Coast.

At 7:47pm on May 5, 2019, jo kussey said…

Eric,

Unfortunately, I sold my big collection of 100+ wargames back in 2000.  Stopped wargaming altogether until the last 5 years or so.  Some of them were definitely not solitaire.  Waterloo was a joke, compared to the games out there now on the subject.  Midway and Bismark, I remember that those games probably would still be fun to play...  But two player games!  Squad Leader was fun, but so many rules!

The Hexasim Austerlitz game is outstanding.  I really enjoyed the system, the components and had lots of replayability.  And the BCS series is great, I've spent many hours on that system, still playing Patton's counterattack.  Haven't gotten my copy of Brazen Chariots.  Funny, I'm more an East Front guy, so I'm learning a lot about the Western Front.  If you are into modern games, the GMT series Next War is really good, although I think they need to work on the EW part of modern warfare. It is amazing how much this facet of combat has changed even in the last 10 years with GPS spoofing, jamming of artillery and drones!

I don't know of anyone playing out here, but I haven't really looked.  To be honest, the vast majority of my gaming was solitaire.  I suppose I could start looking. I'll try my first wargaming convention in PHX in June and maybe I'll get the bug to play man-to-man!  Yea, I would think that there are many opponents out in VA, with Washington DC right there and the bases.  

Eric, nice talking to you, take care,

Joe

At 9:59pm on April 28, 2019, jo kussey said…

Eric,

Seems like we've been on similar paths in life.

1.  My uncle introduced me to wargaming when I was about 10.  Midway, Blitzkrieg, Bismark, Waterloo, Guadalcanal.  All of those lovely AH wargames he gave to me and we played a number of them.  That was about 1974!

2.  I see some USMC affiliation in the pictures.  I served the USMC 1982-1986.  I still work for them as an ATC maintenance supervisor at MCAS Yuma.  So my entire adult life has been with the USMC in some manner.

3.  Wargaming has been a passion with me lately.  I stopped playing in my 20's and 30's as I played hockey and then raised kids.  But now, I have a room and tables and I have returned to my childhood love.  I'm playing Last Blitzkrieg, the BCS system that I am very much enjoying.  I appreciate the welcome.

Regards,


Joe

At 3:23pm on January 31, 2019, John Reich said…

Thanks for the welcome, been on Consimworld for a number of years, primarily trolling the forum for GTS, TCS, and CSS.  I have done an admirable job of pissing on rules that could easily be amended such as the GTS spotting under a barrage rule....  you can only shoot out one hex, but can see to infinity, spot that lonely mortar unit in travel mode and call arty on it. Now you cant shoot at it even if your Tiger tank is nonsurpressed by the 81mm "barrage".... kills me, just modify the damn rule

At 2:57pm on January 7, 2019, John G Galloway said…
Simonitch has done outstanding - and consistently high-quality - work for years. Huge fan.
At 7:02pm on November 12, 2018, Steven Scott said…

Appreciate the welcome Eric. It was looking for a consolidated set of rules for Central Front (and I understand a revised counter-mix too) that lead me here. Cheers

At 3:03pm on August 21, 2018, William George Sterner said…

The favorites are cause the hold the most memories when I started playing these back in the day.  I like both Metz 1870 and Offensive a Outrance.  The latter of course is a "monster" '; however, that period has always intrigued me. Metz has the chit pulling system which I think adds to the "fog of war" what if's.  You wouldn't happen to know where I could acquire a copy (or at least pages 19-20) from GMT's Typhoon 1941 playbook.  I got a copy (in the shrink wrap) on Ebay but those pages were missing.  I contacted GMT direct but no joy there.  Cheers!

At 5:32pm on July 18, 2018, Stephen Weiss said…

Thanks Eric! Yeah, can't wait for Stalingrad '42 and the next game in the Next War series....

At 1:04pm on May 28, 2018, David Lubin said…

Anytime you want to play any of them let me know!

At 7:12am on April 19, 2018, john pysz said…

well i have all the BERGS ,TSS GAMES along The  Gamers, TCS,OCS.Don't play as much as i use to work.

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