Gerard Snitselaar's Blog – April 2008 Archive (2)

Chess Night

I got in a few games of chess tonight at our club here in Chandler. I ended up 1-3, but I was playing people who on the low end were rated about 350 (1765 vs 1416) points higher than me. I almost won a second game, where I was up an exchange and had a good time advantage on the clock, but then blew it by hanging a knight. Oh, well.



So do people here think chess qualifies as a wargame? It obviously is an abstraction of ancient warfare. Growing up I never really played the game. I knew… Continue

Added by Gerard Snitselaar on April 8, 2008 at 3:56am — 2 Comments

What I have been doing lately

I haven't spent much time gaming lately, except for chess. I did spend some time last week and finished putting the stickers on the blocks for C & C: Ancients.



I've spent a lot of time recently reading McPherson's history of the Civil War Battle Cry of Freedom. I have just finished the section on Antietam. It has been a good read so far.



After I don't know how long I have finally caught up on reading the posts in the Military History Books &… Continue

Added by Gerard Snitselaar on April 5, 2008 at 5:51pm — 2 Comments

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