Hello Jim - I've been with AMU since 2000 and have taught a variety of courses. Currently I teach HIST101, HIST102, and MILH371 (The Vietnam War). I've also taught Wargame Design and the two halves of European History. However, my 'day job' has been as a high school history teacher since 1987. I teach AP US, AP European, and an elective in Military History I developed when I finished my masters at AMU back in 1999.
How about you? It took me awhile to join here - it was really Alan Emrich that alerted me to this part of Consimworld and your group. Looking forward to sharing ideas here.
Welcome from Boston, where our hobbies are collecting Lombardi and World Series Trophies!
August while checking my luggage at the airport in Pittsburg I was wearing a Patriots jersey. Before taking my bag the airline employee asked what was my favorite Football team. Steelers were my second favorite of course.
I bought one of your pdf hexsheets to use with a map in Vassal. It works great - but I have to tile several together and the rectangular border shows up. Is there a way to get rid of it? (Or to get one without it?)
Nice to hear Starship Trooper again. Me and a group of buddies got together recently in Colorado (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38558212@N07/) to celebrate our 50th birthdays this year and various incarnations of YES were listened to, as well as Camel, Patrick Moraz, and some other more modern folk I am less familiar with.
It is indeed the SPIs Kharkov, Jim. Most of my gaming was with 60s through 70s games, including some sophisticated multi-player games designed by a group of gamers associated through a San Diego State connection in the 70s:Marengo,Northern Virginia, Napoleanic Wars.
I have decided to get back into the hobby, and would appreciate any info on where and how to obtain past and contemporary conflict simulation games by mail order.
I have also played thousands of APBA Baseball games, mostly solitairedice and some pc, but also in a couple of mail leagues.