Mark Kalina
  • Male
  • Vernon, CT
  • United States

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  • Craig L. Martin
  • John "Tex" Teixeira
  • Jo Bader
  • Los
  • Iain C. Martin
  • Kai Jensen
  • Rob Doane
  • Chad Jensen

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
Christmas, 1973, my parents gave me a copy of RGI's "Major Campaigns and Battles of General George S. Patton". Not a great game by any stretch of the imagination. It was sufficient to start this dang life long addiction...
Your favorite game(s):
Combat Commander, ASL, Paths of Glory, Panzer Grenadier, Panzer Gruppe Guderian, Russian Campaign, Silent War among many.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Preparing for PBEM of Matrix Empires in Arms with members from the CCWA
What game(s) have you played recently?
ASL, Maneuver, Combat Commander, Second Marne, Sins of a Solar Empire among many.
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
4-6 hours a week
How big is your game collection?
Been trimming it as of late- several hundred at least maybe over a thousand.
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
The Central Connecticut Wargaming Association -now in our 30th year!
About Me
Partner in Blue Iguana Games- See us as

Been a wargamer since 1973 and been active in the local wargame scene nearly as long. I enjoy gaming and the camaraderie of it all. I am chairman of the Central Connecticut Wargaming Association and have held that position since 1983. I am the founder and former partner of Compass Games and now am emeritus.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Hanging around with my son and wife, being a cub scout den leader, computers, Tom Clancy novels, Boston Red Sox, R.E.M. and Kelly's Heroes- Lord of the Rings trilogy, both books and movies.

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At 2:58pm on April 10, 2012, Bruce Chamberlain said…

Mark,  Where is the meeting place for the CCWA this April?  Why are so few people listed in CT as gamers.  I met Ken who took over your company last month (Compass).  Do you know how I can get my name on a list of available wargamers in CT or RI?Bruce Chamberlain if you can reply by email.  Thanks

At 7:15pm on October 11, 2011, Bruce Chamberlain said…
Mark,  I've been a gamer back to the 70's too.  I'm in Groton.  How do we find lists of gamers somewhere between us in CT.  Bruce Chamberlain
At 2:47pm on July 20, 2009, Kai Jensen said…
We played our first game of WotR yesterday as a 3-player game. As it was a learning game for all of us, there were a few suboptimal plays made, but I like the system. I think I'm going to make counters to replace the minis, though, when we play again. I think it will help us with nation recognition AND stacking in some of the smaller spaces.
At 12:20pm on July 19, 2009, Kai Jensen said…
Mark, as a Lord of the Ring fan, have you tried the "War of the Ring" game?
At 12:40pm on March 26, 2008, John "Tex" Teixeira said…

Hope all is well with you. Email me when you get a chance about that development..

At 11:38pm on March 19, 2008, Craig L. Martin said…
I consider myself one of Mark's good friends, and torment him on a regular basis.
At 10:07am on March 7, 2008, Iain C. Martin said…
Hi Mark, I would love to give Combat Commander a try. We should try and get together sometime. I have a copy of Lock 'n Load and Tide of Iron, haven't had a chance to play either game. Used to play ASL a long time ago. Iain
At 12:54pm on March 6, 2008, Chad Jensen said…
That doesn't look like Rokossovsky anymore....
At 11:30am on March 5, 2008, Eric Walters said…
Izzat Konstantin Konstantinovich Rokossovsky? Sure looks like him if it isn't...
At 11:23am on March 5, 2008, Chad Jensen said…
Hey, Mark! Good to see you here.

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