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.