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Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Black Mountain: An Isaiah Coleridge Novel" by Laird Barron. Isaiah is a ex-hitman from the Mob who now is a PI. Does the usual but then a Mob Capo calls on his help in a double murder of 2 low level Wise Guys. He cannot refuse. This…"
Aug 12
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "The Anomaly" by Michael Rutger. A mystery novel about a lost cave in the Grand Canyon since 1909. A rogue archaeologist sets out with his team to find it. He finds much more than he bargain for. Not all secrets are meant to be…"
Aug 7
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "The Fallen Architect" by Charles Belfoure. A mystery novel that starts in 1900 England. A architect is sent to prison for 5 years at hard labor because his "theater building" collapses, killing several people and injuring…"
Jul 29
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "The Crusades: The World's Debate" by Hilaire Belloc. Mr. Belloc has an interesting debate on the Western Counter-Crusades(Counter-Jihad). This book only covers from the First Crusade to the losing of Jerusalem in 1187AD.…"
Jul 21
Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Played at Monstercon: GMT's "U.S. Civil War" (aka:CSA's Revolutionary War of Independence). The CSA lost again. Not bad but next door a grp of 4 played same game 3 times? and CSA won all and they traded sides. They were using a…"
Jul 13
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Hidden Prey" by John Sanford. A Lucas Davenport novel on a Russian getting murdered in Duluth, Min. with 50 year old bullets. It turns out he has big connections back in Russia. A woman Russian cop is sent to work with Lucas to see…"
Jun 19
Joseph replied to John Kranz's discussion What are you playing?
"Played: GMT's "Arquebus" their Men of Iron Series. Started in Jan(2019) and finished last scenario this week. Great game and hope for more with this system. "Great Battles of Alexander" expanded deluxe Edition from…"
Jun 7
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Mortal Prey" by John Sanford. A Lucas Davenport novel. Lucas re-bonds with an old nemesis, a mob hit woman of great talent, Clara Rinker.. She almost killed him years ago but Lucas gets a second bite of the apple. She has been…"
Jun 1

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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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