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Jan 28
Eric Walters left a comment for Craig Martin
"Craig, so many of your games are in my wheelhouse.  I love the Avalanche Press series, although I can't keep up with them (Parachutes Over Crete being the most recent example).  I'm also regrettably abandoning Europa; not enough…"
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John Kranz left a comment for Craig Martin
"My bad, Craig.  Stupid typo when typing my message to you and I can't edit and fix it. :-("
Jan 24
John Kranz left a comment for Craig Martin
"Greg, thanks for joining. I really enjoyed my time back in the 1980's when I lived in Palm Springs right off Ramon Rd. near the main road. It was a great townhome location but it was on Indian land, so the lease fees were just way too much so…"
Jan 24
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Your introduction to consim gaming:
I have well over 200 games. I started in1970 with Panzerblitz and kept on going through to today. I am a retired academic librarian and taught Library Science at Southern CT State U.. I am a student of military history and concentrate on WWII Armor and Naval warfare. Also play Strat-O-Matic Football & Baseball.

Respected fellow gamer Tim Dekker is my life-long best buddy. We were very active in the Armchair Strategists at CSU Fullerton. I know many other serious gamers and designers like Jim Stear, Mark Kalina and Peter Lloyd.
Your favorite game(s):
Panzer Grenadier series, Great War at Sea series, Second World War at Sea series, La Bataile series, Twilight Struggle, Europa series , Harpoon, Command at Sea and many mores.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Africa Oriental Italia solitaire, Parachutes Over Crete(APL)
What game(s) have you played recently?
Road to Dunkirk (APL)
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
20-30 hrs/w
How big is your game collection?
Over 200 games.
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
Panzer Grenadier Headquarters
About Me
From Covina, CA.Graduated from CSU,San Bernardino, 1991 (BS Poli. S I., BA History); Southern CT St. U., MLS (Master’s Library Science)2003. Adjunct Professor, SCSU 2004//2008. Academic Librarian, St. Joseph U. 2003-2008. Retired early due to disability. Philatelic dealer 1996//2018. Widowed, no children.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Philately, military history, watching football and baseball

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At 8:33pm on January 24, 2020, Eric Walters said…

Craig, so many of your games are in my wheelhouse.  I love the Avalanche Press series, although I can't keep up with them (Parachutes Over Crete being the most recent example).  I'm also regrettably abandoning Europa; not enough FTF players here where I live (and it's a very active wargaming community) for what is basically a "dead" series.  Am auctioning off all my Europa games and magazines at Prezcon.  It's an emotionally traumatic event given how much I loved the early GDW titles.  Love La Bataille, the Admiralty trilogy games, and more.

At 11:30am on January 24, 2020, John Kranz said…

My bad, Craig.  Stupid typo when typing my message to you and I can't edit and fix it. :-(

At 11:28am on January 24, 2020, John Kranz said…

Greg, thanks for joining. I really enjoyed my time back in the 1980's when I lived in Palm Springs right off Ramon Rd. near the main road. It was a great townhome location but it was on Indian land, so the lease fees were just way too much so we sold the property. A shame because it would be a spot I would have loved to have visited again with my family here in Dallas to have vacations and also attend the pro tennis tournament that takes place each year around February.

 
 
 

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