Bob Hamel
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Your introduction to consim gaming:
Been gaming since before High School - First game was AH's D-Day.
Been to WBC quite a few times and now play quite a few board games online - at any given time I'll have 6 to 8 games going, mostly from
other people I've played before, after our "tourney" game is over, we'll play something else.

I'm also one of the guys that does the scoring for AREA - I do the multi-player games.
Your favorite game(s):
Favorite games - VITP, WAS, and most of the "area" style games like MGM, BKN. Just started getting into carddriven games like WTP and Hannibal

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Gaming update

Cross-post with the OLD CONSIM BLOG -

I've tried to post daily (or at least 2-3 times a week) updates of my online gaming - both to gather more
PBEM opponents and to keep a record of what I played - how I did.

Posted on March 18, 2008 at 6:30pm — 9 Comments

Con Sim Blog

Well, not really sure how this stuff works. I have a "non-tech" blog at Consim in the Blog section that I started on Jan. 1, 2008. I'll have to see if I shift over to here or just run dupes...

Navigation on this new site is my big concern - Not sure how to get "around" and see things.

I got the groups at the left bottom of page and can look at those, beyond that, not sure what else is

"out there" in this big world BLOG area....

Guess I have to find people… Continue

Posted on March 15, 2008 at 1:49pm — 2 Comments

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At 12:10pm on March 25, 2008, Andreas Ludwig said…
Hi Bob,

as Denny said, Trier and the Roman festival is worth a visit. Many of the reenactors know a lot about their favored time and most of them actually do their own stuff, i.e. they make everything with their own hands. You can have very interesting conversations with these folks. Years ago Denny and I attended often at these festivals, mostly at events that were based on Viking/Celtic culture but if you are actually taking part, being able to use these events as 'time-machines', i.e. to completely immerse yourself in the culture and environment then this can be a very satisfying hobby. We were just visitors, but I knew a guy who was really into that hobby. He used to have a small pushcart with all the stuff he needed and when an event was close (usually at weekends), he took a holiday, put on his 'Gewandung' (that's what they call their time-specific clothes) and started a journey afoot some days before the event, going all the way alone, with his pushcart, sleeping and cooking in the woods, and all this in his historic outfit. When he reached the event location he was already entirely immersed in the 'other world'. After the event, he would go back all the way on foot with his little pushcart...Well, that's dedication to the hobby, isn't it?

But this hobbyhorse needs a lot of time, usually craftmanship and often also a lot of money, so we decided that we couldn't have two time consuming hobbies. We therefore stuck to wargaming instead :-)
At 10:16am on March 25, 2008, Denny Koch said…
Trier is certainly an interesting place for people interested in Roman history. If you want to visit the gladiator event in the Amphitheatre, it is recommended to buy the ticket in advance; the festival is quite popular even among visitors from France, Luxembourg and Belgium. I have been to Paris once when I was a student. I've been several times to London, Granada (Spain), and spent some weeks in Ireland.
At 9:37am on March 25, 2008, Denny Koch said…
Bob, thank you for your comment on my photo collection :) Regarding the historical event: The pictures were taken on the annual "Bread & Circuses" event in Trier, Germany's oldest city (dating back to Roman times). Despise being heavily bombed during WWII, Trier is full of historic Roman buildings and excavations and the Amphitheatre is used for gladiator reenactments and several cultural events. "Bread & Circuses" is a recurring event (Germany's largest Roman festival) held in August each year. The motto varies; when we attended the festival in 2007, it was "Constantine's year", thus focussing on Contantine the Great. I just discovered that there is even an English Wikipedia entry about the festival:
At 1:04pm on March 22, 2008, John Sharp said…

Got that photo you requested.

At 11:47am on March 22, 2008, John Sharp said…

Nice pic!

At 8:20pm on March 19, 2008, Ken Dingley said…

240 Hartford Avenue - Data-Mail, just opposite the quarry there... Small world aint it....
At 11:05am on March 19, 2008, Ken Dingley said…

I should be at WBC at least for the weekend. I don't have the time off to spend anything more than that. Did I see right that you're in Newington?

At 12:44pm on March 18, 2008, Denny Koch said…
Thank you, I sent you an email with all game results since 2006. Future reports will be sent to the respective game email addresses on a more regular basis ;)
At 11:30am on March 18, 2008, Ken Dingley said…
Bob - No way! I work in Newington...! Aint that amazing.

At 2:11pm on March 17, 2008, Bob Hamel said…
If you send them all to me, I can dole them out as we have started to shift responsibilities a little. will get it to the right spot.

Going forward, if you have individual games, you cand use the e-mail on AREA site to send them
but if you have multiple games one address is fine....we try to make it easier for the sender to not jump through hoops to get us results....

thanks for support of AREA.

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