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At 9:31pm on August 4, 2019, jo kussey said…

Eric,

Too many games, not enough time!  The Poland Defiant looks interesting because it is one of those subjects that gets little attention.  It would seem a hopeless situation, given the terrain that the Poles have to try to defend behind, but with a strict timetable, maybe the Germans will have a tough time if the Poles can stop them somewhere, temporarily.  

Unfortunately, Pendleton and Phoenix are long drives from here, so it's not in the cards to do that to play a game.  So I'm pretty much a solitaire gamer.  Unless I run into a USMC club here.  Not yet.  I haven't seen advertisements for it.  Right now, OCS and Tunisia II is on the table.  I like it a lot because the supply rules really make you act more like a general, rather than every unit attacking every turn.

Take care,

Joe

At 5:42pm on July 15, 2019, Scott Martin said…

Howdy back.  Seems to be a lot of Eric Walters in the USMC.  I knew one in my Game Club at Camp Pendleton who moved to the East Coast.

At 7:47pm on May 5, 2019, jo kussey said…

Eric,

Unfortunately, I sold my big collection of 100+ wargames back in 2000.  Stopped wargaming altogether until the last 5 years or so.  Some of them were definitely not solitaire.  Waterloo was a joke, compared to the games out there now on the subject.  Midway and Bismark, I remember that those games probably would still be fun to play...  But two player games!  Squad Leader was fun, but so many rules!

The Hexasim Austerlitz game is outstanding.  I really enjoyed the system, the components and had lots of replayability.  And the BCS series is great, I've spent many hours on that system, still playing Patton's counterattack.  Haven't gotten my copy of Brazen Chariots.  Funny, I'm more an East Front guy, so I'm learning a lot about the Western Front.  If you are into modern games, the GMT series Next War is really good, although I think they need to work on the EW part of modern warfare. It is amazing how much this facet of combat has changed even in the last 10 years with GPS spoofing, jamming of artillery and drones!

I don't know of anyone playing out here, but I haven't really looked.  To be honest, the vast majority of my gaming was solitaire.  I suppose I could start looking. I'll try my first wargaming convention in PHX in June and maybe I'll get the bug to play man-to-man!  Yea, I would think that there are many opponents out in VA, with Washington DC right there and the bases.  

Eric, nice talking to you, take care,

Joe

At 9:59pm on April 28, 2019, jo kussey said…

Eric,

Seems like we've been on similar paths in life.

1.  My uncle introduced me to wargaming when I was about 10.  Midway, Blitzkrieg, Bismark, Waterloo, Guadalcanal.  All of those lovely AH wargames he gave to me and we played a number of them.  That was about 1974!

2.  I see some USMC affiliation in the pictures.  I served the USMC 1982-1986.  I still work for them as an ATC maintenance supervisor at MCAS Yuma.  So my entire adult life has been with the USMC in some manner.

3.  Wargaming has been a passion with me lately.  I stopped playing in my 20's and 30's as I played hockey and then raised kids.  But now, I have a room and tables and I have returned to my childhood love.  I'm playing Last Blitzkrieg, the BCS system that I am very much enjoying.  I appreciate the welcome.

Regards,


Joe

At 3:23pm on January 31, 2019, John Reich said…

Thanks for the welcome, been on Consimworld for a number of years, primarily trolling the forum for GTS, TCS, and CSS.  I have done an admirable job of pissing on rules that could easily be amended such as the GTS spotting under a barrage rule....  you can only shoot out one hex, but can see to infinity, spot that lonely mortar unit in travel mode and call arty on it. Now you cant shoot at it even if your Tiger tank is nonsurpressed by the 81mm "barrage".... kills me, just modify the damn rule

At 2:57pm on January 7, 2019, John G Galloway said…
Simonitch has done outstanding - and consistently high-quality - work for years. Huge fan.
At 7:02pm on November 12, 2018, Steven Scott said…

Appreciate the welcome Eric. It was looking for a consolidated set of rules for Central Front (and I understand a revised counter-mix too) that lead me here. Cheers

At 3:03pm on August 21, 2018, William George Sterner said…

The favorites are cause the hold the most memories when I started playing these back in the day.  I like both Metz 1870 and Offensive a Outrance.  The latter of course is a "monster" '; however, that period has always intrigued me. Metz has the chit pulling system which I think adds to the "fog of war" what if's.  You wouldn't happen to know where I could acquire a copy (or at least pages 19-20) from GMT's Typhoon 1941 playbook.  I got a copy (in the shrink wrap) on Ebay but those pages were missing.  I contacted GMT direct but no joy there.  Cheers!

At 5:32pm on July 18, 2018, Stephen Weiss said…

Thanks Eric! Yeah, can't wait for Stalingrad '42 and the next game in the Next War series....

At 1:04pm on May 28, 2018, David Lubin said…

Anytime you want to play any of them let me know!

At 7:12am on April 19, 2018, john pysz said…

well i have all the BERGS ,TSS GAMES along The  Gamers, TCS,OCS.Don't play as much as i use to work.

At 8:37pm on April 2, 2018, Michael Borovsky said…

Thanks Eric,

I found Fall Blau a very interesting puzzle.  If the Soviets stand they will die but must make the Germans pay for their gains.  The Soviets must not be passive and can and should counter attack when they are given the opportunity.  The Germans of course must be very aggressive and use Mobile Assaults early to open things up.

I am eagerly awaiting the Before and After Kharkov sequel.

Mike

At 3:07pm on February 22, 2018, Robert Juranek said…

Thanks Eric,

Gathering Storm rules have been problematic but I think after many reads there is a game present. Still not sure how to play best for transition into a World at War yet. I loved TI3 too but have not played TI4 but hear good things about it.

Bob

At 10:12am on February 5, 2018, Louis Robert Coatney said…

Thank you, Eric!  :-)  I do have over 30 still-so-far free print-and-play mil/nav history boardgames on www.CoatneyHistory.com and my half dozen earlier ones are on LCoat.tripod.com

I am hearing beautiful music.  Is it here?

At 8:52pm on January 30, 2018, Ed Kowynia said…

Thanks for the welcome Eric. I appreciate it. Hope things are well with you. Yes I do quite a bit of my wargaming solo. Hoping to get a buddy that I game with to play some wargames soon. We will see. He is not much of a gamer, being new to gaming but we will see. Otherwise, I am thinking of reaching out to a few people. I think I can probably find someone close. Anyway. again, appreciate the welcome.

Ed

At 7:25pm on October 30, 2017, Steve Dworschak said…

Hi, Eric,

Thanks for the compliment on my games!  Care to play anything via Vassal ?   Steve Dworschak

At 8:01pm on July 12, 2017, John Sayen said…

Eric

Thanks for the welcome. Sorry I could not reply sooner but the fact the MCEN network blocks this site it turning into quite a problem. Regarding my previous life as a wargamer, I played most of the Avalon Hill games (Afrika Korps, D-Day, Stalingrad, Anzio, Wooden Ships & Iron Men, Squad Leader, Panzerblitz, Jutland & even Tactics II), many SPI games (such as War in the East, a really outstanding post-WWII fighter combat game that I can't remember the name of, PRESTAGS series etc.) and even LaQuinta Games, whose "Ironclad" game was outstanding. There was a Napoleonic game you could play on the floor using counters provided or miniatures. I frequently had to play solitaire because it was so hard to find opponents and even harder to leave games set up over any period of time. I never got into computer games, however. I still have a few SPI games that I have not played in a long and time and have not inventoried so I can't give you a list yet.

I am looking forward to being a part of this community.

At 2:00pm on August 28, 2016, Chris L said…

Thanks for the welcome Eric. I do hope to be able to find some people up here around DC to play ASL with. If I don't find people for some F2F games, I'll definitely be looking for some Vassal opponents.

At 8:58am on June 22, 2016, Rodger Samuel said…

Thanks for the welcome, Eric!  Must be interesting teaching there.  I was an NCO, so I've never been to there.  I started in the regular Army, but later transferred to the National Guard.  I was working on a Ph.D. in Soviet History at Georgetown, but after September 2001, the Guard had other things for me to do.

At 6:38pm on June 21, 2016, Andrew B said…

Thanks for the welcome. Hope to be able to find like minded folk and opponents around here.

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