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Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Before & After Alexander: The Legend and Legacy of Alexander the Great" by Richard A. Billows. This book, as the title states, is about the "Before",  Phillip II, Alex's father and the founding of the…"
3 hours ago
Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Played: "Sword of Rome" by GMT. Did not finish but all had lots of fun. Playing the new edition of "SPQR" by GMT. 3 scenarios so far and counting. Great Game and System."
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Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
""Flood Tide: An Epic Novel of the Greek Invasion of Persia( The Ptolemaios Saga Book 2)" by Alexander Geiger. The journeys of a time traveler in Alexander the Great's army. Alex was supposed to be killed at the Battle of Granicus but…"
Feb 5
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "The Chinaman" by Stephen Leather. A novel of revenge. A Vietnamese refugee, with U.K citizenship, living in London, running a Chinese Take-Away restaurant, has his only remaining family, wife and a daughter, murdered by an IRA bomb.…"
Jan 30
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Verses for the Dead" by Preston & Child. A Pendergast Novel. Pendergast is an FBI agent that solves most difficult cases all by himself. Now he has to take on a partner. Miami has a serial killer problem; hearts of women are…"
Jan 23
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Byzantium and the Avars, 6th-9th Century A.D.: Political, Diplomatic, and Cultural Relations" by Georgios Kardaras.  Pretty good covering as the title states of this time period and peoples. One of the things the Avars, a…"
Jan 14
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Bloody Genius" by John Sanford. The latest Virgil Flowers novel. At the state university in Minnesota, two feuding departments face off on the battleground of science vs medicine. Each side goes all out and someone is murdered.…"
Jan 4
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Operation Hannibal: The World War II Evacuation of East Prussia And the Disaster at Sea" by Michael A. Eggleston. Last days of WWII, a calamity awaits German civilians on the Easter Front as the Soviets advanced into Germany:…"
Dec 30, 2019

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
Not much into forums but CSW's Monstercon is the "Cat's Meow" of wargaming. I haven't missed one yet(knock on wood). So, I'll give this a try.I have been playing wargames since I was 15. I'm 60 now. My favorite Historical Periods are Ancient and Medieval but do play all eras of History. I live in Joliet, Ill.
Your favorite game(s):
My favorite games come and go as new games come out but my favorite system is GMT'S Great Battles of History. I wish they would apply it to the Middle Ages. I always buy two copies from this system as they come out. I need backups.
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
20 hrs per week
How big is your game collection?
400+
About Me
I started board gaming around age 15/16 with AH's Tactics II that my father bought me for xmas. I've been hooked ever since. My father was a lifer in the Air Force so I moved around somewhat. I grew up in three main places; Texas(home state), Florida, and Japan. Left home at 18 and joined the Army. Did a tour in 'Nam and got out in '69. Married 4 years later to spunky little woman from Thailand. I have 2 kids, a son and daughter, both grown up with college degrees. I'm the only one in my family who missed out on college(1.5 yrs). Wife has a degree too, in education. Worked at a chemical company for 39 yrs. and just retired. Now I can try to catch up on my reading and gaming.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Reading, traveling( been all over Asia and Europe), Rock and Roll music and of course, wargaming. Favorite book of all time: "Pebble in the sky" by Issac Asimov; favorite movie of all time: "No Highway in the Sky" with James Stewart; & favorite song of all time: "Gimme Shelter" by the Rolling Stones.

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Muslim Mob Shows who is boss in Germany

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"1:16 AM Received from Muqata Blog Reader in Germany, Sebastian M."



"Today, 10.000 people demonstrated against Israel here in my hometown Duisburg (Germany) and to express their solidarity with Hamas. So, my girlfriend and me put two Israel flags out of the windows of our flat in the 3rd floor. During the demonstration which went through our street the police broke into our flat and removed the flag of Israel. The statement of the police was to de-escalate… Continue

Posted on January 17, 2009 at 2:30pm — 15 Comments

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At 11:35am on November 8, 2009, Steve K said…
Joe: I put a copy of our next game set-up on my blog page.
At 7:59am on November 9, 2008, Smitty said…
I have spent much of my life inside the M1, M1A1 and M1A2 with the loss of hearing to prove it!
At 9:31pm on November 8, 2008, Smitty said…
Subtle - like my wife saying I'm as subtle as a hand grenade?
At 7:00pm on November 8, 2008, Smitty said…
Cool pic!
At 6:06pm on June 10, 2008, Steve K said…
Joe: I left a report on the B-29 Group page about my first mission. It was fun. Hope you are aready to go with a mission on Sunday!
At 8:40pm on May 5, 2008, Steve K said…
CSW 2008: Joe brings - Games: RSR , SPQR (don't forget all the cohesion markers!), King David. Rules: Here I Stand, Gustav Adolf the Great (M&P), Sword of Rome, Pax Romana.
Steve brings - Games: Gustav Adolf (M&P), Caesar XL, Metz, English Civil War. Rules: Here I Stand, SPQR, Sword of Rome, RSR, Pax Romana.
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"Tiny Battles' Okinawa! after one month: US 10th Army pushing against the Shuri Line."
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