Hello, my name is Doug and I reside in Kingston Ontario.
I'm retired from the Canadian Navy. In my retirement, war gaming has become one of my "vices". I started playing in the late 1960s. Currently, I play almost anything except ASL and have a large game collection. My experience with Panzer started with Yaquinto, 88 and Armour, graduated to the miniature rules and then to the GMT series, of which I have all published to date. I can play solitaire but would like to play over Skype using Vassal. Looking over the website, I couldn't find an Opponents Wanted area. Is there a reason for this?
I am Robin, in my thirties, from the Netherlands, Europe and experiencing somewhat of a Wargame rennaissance! After I have started to learn Advanced Squad Leader about a year and a half ago, the wargaming floodgates have opened for me! As a teenager I never was aware of the wargaming genre eventhough I love (board)games all my life. The closest I came to a wargame at that time was StarQuest (Space Hulk).
I always knew ASL was regarded as the pinnacle of detailed WW2 tactical gaming and therefore I held off for quite some time due to the fact that here in Holland I've never really seen it being played much. Lack of opponents is always a challenge to overcome. But then a year and a half ago I went ahead and decided I wanted to learn ASL and, like things tend to go, I met someone to play face to face with.
Of course via ASL I came into contact with all kinds of cool wargames. Wing Leader is one I really like and for modern air combat I can highly recommend Birds of Prey. Staying in the sim-like world of wargames my eye fell on MBT, so here I am!
The box is still on its way, but the rulebook and a vassal module being made available so graciously I can already start learning to play the game.
It's unlikely I will find a face to face opponent to play MBT soon, but I hope this forum might get me into contact with people who would like to play via vassal.
Completely new to board-based wargames, but I’ve always been interested in military history. I’ve played computer based games like Close Combat (which I loved but the AI seemed lacking) and Wargame (which I liked but always seemed to favor fast clicking and “rushes” over tactically proficient technique); but for a few reasons I’d like to stay away from the computer. Combine that with an interest in Cold-War-Gone-Hot and here I am.
Thanks for having me, I’ll appreciate any insight!