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Offline 88mmkwk

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« on: September 30, 2018, 12:22:47 PM »
Hi Everyone -

I've read these forums in the past and finally decided to join up.  I'm a long time wargamer (started back in the 70's - PanzerBlitz was my first) who plays both board games, computer games and online/VASSAL.

I've got an ASL stash, some older Victory Point games, but I especially like Matrix Games stuff including:

- Combat Commander
- No Retreat series
- Fighting Formations

For my computer gaming, I especially like/admire Graviteam's offerings. I have Graviteam Tactics: Operation Star and am looking to make the plunge into the Mius Front series sometime soon.  I also like most of the Matrix Games offerings (Strategic Command, Decisive Campaigns, etc).

My period of choice for gaming is WW2, although I also like Greek/Spartan/Peloponnesian stuff.  Not so much for Napoleonic or WWI.  That said, I'm willing to try any games, and dislike "writing off" a game before ever even trying it.

I live in Newbury Park, California (SoCal).

You've got a great "family" on these forums and I'm honored to be able to join up!  I tend to lurk more than post, but joining may finally help pull me out of my shell....

V/R,
Dave


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Re: New Member
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 12:38:23 PM »
If there's any crew I know that can make you feel at home, it's these guys.  Glad you decided to come out of the shadows, Dave!
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Re: New Member
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2018, 12:59:25 PM »
Welcome!
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Re: New Member
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2018, 01:08:01 PM »
Glad you decided to take the plunge and join. By the sounds of it, you’re going to fit in just fine. Welcome!
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Re: New Member
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2018, 01:15:08 PM »
Welcome and all that but no love for the Great War? That will have to be...remedied.
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Re: New Member
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2018, 02:08:38 PM »
You had me at "PanzerBlitz". Welcome!
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Re: New Member
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2018, 02:35:51 PM »
Sir, I like your nickname 

Greetings from the land of the 88mmkwk  O0

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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2018, 08:39:35 PM »
Welcome 88mmkwk, my pick for the most original name for the whole crew.  O0  So I assume you're high velocity but difficult to transport and set-up. Could be worse. You could be an old 12lb. Napoleon like myself. Glad to have you with us.
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Re: New Member
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2018, 06:51:55 AM »
You had me at "PanzerBlitz". Welcome!

Ditto.  That was my first wargame as well.  I saved up my lawn mowing money back in 1978 to buy that game for $50 at my local 5 and dime.  I remember the day that I finally had enough money to buy the game.  Rode my bike the 8 miles needed to get to the store.
 Those were the days!

Anyway welcome aboard!
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2018, 10:11:42 AM »
Oh Yeah! Those 3 Jadgpanthers in black silhouette still get me hot!  :dreamer:
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Re: New Member
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2018, 10:26:05 AM »
Welcome!
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Re: New Member
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2018, 01:12:33 PM »
Thank you everyone for the warm welcome?  I'll try my best to make my participation something that adds value to this community!!  :)

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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2018, 03:00:03 PM »
^Alternatively, you could just bring beer   :bd: :bd: :bd:
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Re: New Member
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2018, 03:29:30 PM »
 ;D
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Re: New Member
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2018, 03:50:40 PM »
^Alternatively, you could just bring beer   :bd: :bd: :bd:

Wouldn't that be "adding value to the community"?
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