Gerard Snitselaar
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  • United States

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
I was introduced by a cousin. I remember we actually got in trouble, because we all were given money and dropped off at the movies, but pooled the money went to the game store and got this game he wanted. Soon after that I got Tactics II, and then I received Victory in the Pacific for Christmas and took off from there.

In Jr High I started attending a weekly gaming club at our local gaming store and played pretty much every week until I went off to college. Lost touch with the hobby for quite a while, and lost a lot of games to flooding in my father's basement, but started getting back into the hobby the past few years.
Your favorite game(s):
I've always been partial to War at Sea, & Victory in the Pacific since these were 2 of my first games. I've always enjoyed Civilization as well.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Squad Battles: Falklands, Naval Campaigns: Midway
What game(s) have you played recently?
Panzer Corps
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
not enough
How big is your game collection?
PC titles: ~50 Boardgame titles: 4
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
Chandler, AZ
About Me
Software engineer working on the Linux kernel for Red Hat.

Gerard Snitselaar's Blog

How to Spend Christmas Vacation

I have 2 weeks of vacation from work starting next week, so I need to decide how I am going to relax. :)

I plan on finishing my reading of Dupuy's Genius For War , and a couple of fiction books I am reading, but I haven't decided which game(s) I should dig into. At this point my wargame collection, with the exception B-17 QotS, is all pc based titles. I am thinking I will spend some time with Squad Battles: Falklands, and also…


Posted on December 16, 2011 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

New book on conflict simulation being published


I ran into this on amazon. Supposedly due out in April 2012. Here is the description from the publisher:


Simulating War explores the theory and practice of conflict simulation, as applied in the many thousands of wargames published over the past 50 years. It discusses the utility of this form of conflict simulation by setting it in its…


Posted on October 13, 2011 at 3:06am — 3 Comments

HPS Midway - The death of the Saratoga

I finally broke down and purchased the downloadable version of Midway from HPS last night. I have been messing around with the getting started scenario, which is a hypothetical battle at Wake. As the US you control a group centered on the Saratoga. Last night when I played I managed to lightly damage the Japanese CV, while avoiding their strike due to time running out. I played again tonight to try and understand the aircraft handling better. Here is a picture of what the screen looks…


Posted on October 13, 2011 at 2:28am

Getting back to gaming

It has been a while since I have played any non-computer wargames, but I have been in the mood lately. In the last couple of years I sold off a lot of my collection due to lack of space and lack of time. I am going to be flying in Mike Lam's B-17 campaign again this week which is always fun. I will probably also play around with the 1st 2 ASL starter kits, Patton's Best, C&C Ancients, and Combat Commander in the near future.

I have been playing a lot more computer wargames lately… Continue

Posted on March 16, 2011 at 4:03pm — 4 Comments

The War Managers

I just finished reading this earlier in the week. It looks at US Generals views on the conflict in Vietnam. It was written by a General who served there. He sent a questionnaire to all the generals that served in the conflict, and then organized all the data and this book was the result.

It is a very interesting read, and gives a lot of insight into the problems of the conflict.

Posted on August 17, 2008 at 5:47pm — 4 Comments

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At 12:46am on October 27, 2011, Steve Trauth said…
Thx for that Gerard. :)  I'll try to make some constructive contributions.
At 8:28am on March 30, 2008, John Kranz said…
Hey, Gerard. Thanks for joining here and I hope to see you at the Expo this year.

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