"Brilliant, Eric; Semper Fi & thanks for sharing. We might owe as much to Jim Lacey as we do to Rob't Work, et al. for this salutary development. Helps me at ONI, too, where I'm developing a training course on S&TI…"
1914 (AH/JFD). In 1967 (age 11). Mind thus blown, proceeded doggedly to Afrika Korps, Bulge, Jutland, Midway, etc. Then of course, SPI. Since then the world.
Your favorite game(s):
- Lifetime faves: 1914; Bulge; Midway; Jutland; France 1940; SPI's ancient 'PRESTAGS'.
- Current: Conquerors: Alexander; Hannibal: Rome v Carthage (and the whole genre of grand strategic PtP CDGs -- thanks, Mark!); OSG/Zucker's entire life's work; various Raicer easy plays (e.g. PoG; 1914 Glory's End).
- In my role as trainer of military analysts: AvP GWaS/SWWaS games (using USNWC three-cell adjudication); various scenarios from DG's MW 'zine.
- In my role as leader of a history-and-strategy club for youths: Axis & Allies (various variants); Eagle Games' Age of Mythology & Civilization; Ikusa; Hannibal; NaW (SPI 1970s copies); and DG's current folio games.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Avg 2-4 hrs a day (if you include trying to figure out rules and clipping counters!)
How big is your game collection?
Hundreds. Haven't inventoried.
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
Edgewater Strategy Gaming Club (one instructor and about 8-12 mostly high schoolers).
Military analyst, theoretician, methodologist. 30-year intel professional.
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Wargaming, military history/theory. Philosophy of science. History of philosophy & science. General systems theory (i.e., complexity, nonlinear dynamics).
Fave book: SunTzu's Art of War (best presented in Western idiom, e.g.: BHLiddellHart's Strategy; Robt R. Leonhard's Art of Maneuver; Fighting by Minutes & Principles of War).
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Hi! I just noticed your note. I don't recall our having met during my tenure t ONI and didn't know even one single other wargamer there. SOunds like you're busy though if you want to do some gaming, let me know. You can call or text me (202-556-8035) Happy New Year!
Tim--Thanks for the note! I haven't been on consimworld for years, and it's nice to visit again. At APL I work offsite most of the time from my home in West Virginia. Because I'm not often there, I don't do mentoring. However, my supervisor, Scott Simpkins, does mentor, and I sometimes have interaction with his mentees. Scott is a wargame enthusiast, too, which is nice. If you'd like, I can alert him to your son and see if he can mentor him. Just let me know. Bob