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!
Post by cobraking06 on Oct 27, 2019 15:58:06 GMT 1
HI, Mike Robel.
I am a retired US Army Armored Cavalryman from Florida and also am a retired System Engineer who used to work on Department of Defense Simulations. To keep myself busy in retirement, I started a small wargaming company called StrongPoint Modeling and Simulations. I don't have a website or a facebook account. You can find my listings on Board Game Geek and I sell on e-bay. There are four listings:
Alien Invasion: Defense of Corona. MBT Fan Expansions: Mind the Gap: The B Troop Defense of Rasdorf, Germany Plug the Gap: Actions taken by D Company/1/11 Armored Cavalry Regiment in countering a penetration of the screen and restoring the screen line. Ambush at Rannungen: A battle of TM C/2-37 AR/1st Infantry Division Forward
I am working on other games and expansions for MBT.
I play several other wargames, build plastic models of spacecraft/boosters, aircraft, ships, sci-fi, and the occasional car. I'm a voracious reader of Military History (among other things) and have just completed terrain walks of Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, and Petersburg and am planning a trip to the Little Bighorn Battlefield for next spring/summer.
I served in the 11th ACR in Fulda, Germany, the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley (twice), and the 1st Infantry Division (Forward) in Stuttgart, Germany. I was a tank platoon leader, cavalry platoon leader, troop XO, Battalion Maintenance Officer, Battalion S-4, Battalions S-3 Air, commanded 3 tank companies (1 in each brigade of the 1st ID), served on the division staff as the Armor Training Officer and as a Asst G-3 Ops officer (during Desert Storm), and a Brigade S-4. I've worked in simulation centers in Birmingham and Fort Polk, worked a year on the computer game Harpoon II, and worked on various Department of Defense Simulations.
Glad to discover this forum and look forward to following the various threads.
My name is Mauro and live in Southern Switzerland. I am a passionate wargamer and run a small association with a friend. I spent long years only reading rules cause of a "shortage" of opponents, now something is moving, thanks also to vassal that has the abilty to create bridges between me and other players. I like wargames from the tactical level to operational level, and now I am learning MBT. I have to say it passionate me very much! I like modern warfare and modern tanks =)
hope to find here a solid community to share ideas
I live in Southern Switzerland and been a passionate wargamer for about 12 years now. The first years I spent most of my time "alone" because of a shortage of players in my area, bacause of this I spent most of my time trying games and reading rules.
Recently I started a small association with two friends, Swiss Wargames.
I like most tactical and operational level games, and my last love is MBT which I'm learning with some friends... I love modern tanks =)
Hope to find here a friendly community, and hope to share some games on vassal!