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At 7:22am on October 26, 2020, Stephen A Fliss said…

Thanks Eric!

At 9:58am on October 24, 2020, Paul Brown said…

Hi Eric, Thanks for the welcome. I am totally bought into the GDW Ruleset from 1975 for La Bataille games....suits my aging brain against the more complex recent rulesets....am solo replaying the full Moscowa battle just now as it happens but have recently completed Ligny (1st end) with them quite successfully. 

BTW I have been a longtime member of the normal CSW Forum...did I really need a new logon for the Social Forum? or have I just duplicated myself on CSW?

At 5:31pm on October 23, 2020, MONTE GRAY said…

Hi Eric,  I think the last time I played my friend and I used the rule book in Moscova.    I was wondering, did anyone ever publish any scenarios for Gunslinger besides what were published in the General?  A couple of friends and I are playing the role playing game right now and it would be nice to have some more choices for scenarios!  The next time I go to Monster Con I will have to set up a game of Gunslinger and see how many die hards sign up!

At 12:55pm on September 29, 2020, Rob B said…

Thanks for the welcome!

At 5:59pm on September 28, 2020, Will Kohudic said…

Hi Eric, and thank you. I work full time and have a big family, so it would be most accurate to say I only have headspace for one game at a time. Right now, it's TUSCW. I have GMT's AWAW too, but as another gamer said, that's not a game, its a lifestyle. Compass Games' Fatal Alliances and the old classic Air Assault on Crete are both on my short list for "maybe someday soon." The rest of my collection is all in mothballs...

At 6:42am on September 24, 2020, Zachary Miller said…

Thanks for the hearty welcome, Eric. I really like COH 3rd edition. The extra roll really adds that element of unpredictability. As you could see, my gaming lately has focused on solo oriented entries, as face-to-face gaming has been a struggle with the pandemic and living in rural Iowa. Thanks again for the welcome!

At 7:40pm on September 21, 2020, Jerry Drake said…

Thank you for the nice welcome. I used to have time for more than ASL, but now with virtually no face-to-face gaming and time really only for VASSAL a couple of times a week I have to limit myself to series I can pick up and put down quickly. I guess ASL is the best match. And I have virtually no flat space in the house anyway!!

At 7:30pm on September 8, 2020, Michael Forte said…

Eric:

Thanks you for the nice note.  If you ever want to get a game going on Vassal PBEM send me a note.  I've been thinking of looking for a game of AGC, AGS, BfN lately.

Mike Forte'

At 12:19pm on August 27, 2020, John Barclay said…

Thanks for the welcome.  Don't worry about the old account, it was years ago.  I recommend Imperial Struggle, it's rich and interesting and full of surprises.  Fighting on four fronts in three different modes gives a great sense of the complex interactions of the big empires.

At 9:59pm on August 26, 2020, Jeff Frye said…

"I sold my copy of 'Bloody April' a long time ago, regretted it, but got lucky and found a seller in Canada with a mint copy for a good $."

At 7:28pm on August 22, 2020, Jeff Frye said…

Just saw the former military and GIS reference. Former Army Cav Scout here, like 13 years. Wonder if that's why I like mapping?

At 7:26pm on August 22, 2020, Jeff Frye said…

Eric

Thanks for the Welcome. I started in the 70's with TSS, but took a long hiatus from gaming, until I opened my closet door 1 day and noticed TSS on the shelf. It did not take long to get bit again, next thing I know I am spending every extra penny to get games I have missed over the last 16 or so years. Now I am broke, lol, but I own all of Mr. Berg's GBACW Games. Currently at the 14400 Turn an Day 1 in 3 DoG. Poland Defiant, I have it set-up, but have not started yet. I did just finish Rock of the Marne by MMP, my first SCS Game, and enjoyed it. Poland Defiant is next.

Thanks again for the Welcome!

At 8:20pm on August 17, 2020, Timothy E Harrison said…

Hi Eric, thank you for the hearty welcome.  Looking forward to 'reading' what other players think of the old, but classic PB/PL system.  A lot of them that input info at BGG, or at the former yahoo groups, are actually the folks who got me to thinking of a much needed update to PB/PL, instead of shining up the chrome as my best friend always called it.  I let Byron H look at what I had come up with, and he thought I had actually stumbled onto a differing game system than what PB/PL system was.  My friend was Lt Col Rick Murphy, USAF (ret), but he was an intelligence guru, who spoke at many national, and european WW2 historical societies and veteran orgs.  He was the key helper for me in my 'project', but he passed away a couple of years ago, and 6 months later i had my accident.  I haven't messed with it since.

I look forward to talking war board-gaming or even sports gaming on the side, whenever the chance appears.  Meanwhile, I'll just be reading the blogs, and discussions of my favorite games of yor.

In Christ

Tim

At 5:35pm on August 13, 2020, John Kane said…

Hi, Eric.

Thanks for the welcome. I'll have a wee look around shortly. Family life is a bit hectic at the moment, but I'm looking forward to getting a bit more gaming done.

Kind regards,

John.

At 4:55pm on August 13, 2020, Brian Dodge said…
Hi Eric. Thank you for the warm welcome. I am sure I will be able to find some great groups to join.
At 2:06am on July 3, 2020, David Wilkinson said…

Hi Eric

Thanks for the warm welcome .

Getting more time to enjoy my favorite hobby of wargaming looks like it is something that is likely to happen pretty soon, as I am about the same age as you (based on reading your profile) and I work in the oil & gas industry (in Australia), so getting laid off before the end of the year is pretty much a foregone conclusion.

Not that it bothers me at all as I'm actually looking forward to having a lot more time on my hands to play more games!! :)

At 10:56am on June 26, 2020, Jeffrey Zeiser said…

The welcome is appreciated. I am just entering wargaming, finishing my transition out of video games.

I teach history in a state university, but my warrant is a large writ so I can cover what I like. The more I teach, the more I see no one knows war history. Wargaming really helps teaching the dynamics of a conflict and explaining causality. At the very least the professors should understand it. 

Sekigahara has good reviews and seems popular, it is also a history I teach every year. I will put it on my wish list. Thanks for the recommendation.

Kurosawa does great films, and I am also a fan. One of my occasional classed I get to teach is class on Kurosawa, it is a great time. As in war history, most do not know their film history either.

It is encouraging, that once students learn from a teacher who knows and is invested in the subject matter, they find the value in it too.

At 5:19pm on June 16, 2020, Don Nordloff said…

Hi Eric,

Thank you for the welcome. Its good to meet an old ASL grognard. My special ASL focus is Japanese paradrops at night. Admittedly a thin oeuvre. Actually, I am trying to resurrect my playing. I recently finished clipping all my counters FINALLY. I am now looking into VASL while my local club is closed. I hope to run across the consimmers on-line soon

I picked up the SCS title this week and have been pouring through the rules. It looks attractive and once I get used to the chit draw method, I am impressed with the quality and have been interested in the battles sign the old Sowchows 79 SL days.

At 11:26pm on June 12, 2020, BoardTactical said…

Hi Eric,

Thanks for the kind words. Yes, I have been dabbling outside of my comfort zone of the standard Hex Counter games, specifically my typical goto - Operational Wargames.

I used to go to Game Towne as a young man in the mid-late 90s and into the early 2000s...Even had a chance to go visit before it closed! That place was phenomenal.


San Diego is a great place, fortunately I am not too far away so I have the opportunity to attend the SD Hist Convention, hosted by Harold Buchanan. A very fun event.

Keep in touch. If you ever need a vassal opponent, ping me.

Best,

Btac/Tom

At 11:00am on May 18, 2020, Bob Kendra said…

Hi Eric. Thanks for the comments. I started gaming in 1967 when my cousin Dave introduced me to the AH games from back then. Been gaming on and off since but really have gotten back into it since 2016 when I retired and am enjoying it to the max. I really like the chit pull games also since things never go the same way each game and new decisions must be made each game. Playing A Victory Lost right now. Have play Poland Defiant and like it a lot. Another one I enjoy playing is Longstreet Attacks. This past December I think it was the only game I had on the table. Kept replaying it. I get on CONSIMWORLD every so often to see whats new. My cousin Dave is a member here also. Take care during these trying times. Lots of time for gaming with all these restrictions but I for one am ready to get back to some kind of normality.   All the Best.  Bob

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