I've been wargaming as a hobby a long long time now. This section is intended as support for my interest in the hobby. I participate as a member of a local club, and do a fair amount of support for play by email activities when possible. I commonly attend Origins in Columbus, and can be found at the club meetings with camera in hand in support of the CABS effort to draw in new gamers.
Where possible, these pages provide support in those contexts. One exception to that is that I feel it necessary to point out that wargaming is not about being devoted to war, the killing of war, or the glorification of war. At the same time, I do want to honor those who have served for my country. Only some wars are righteous for any side involved, but soldiers do not set policy and they deserve recognition regardless of the outcome.
Specific Game Support:
Play By eMail related material
Click the above logo to go to Dale's site for downloading the current version of Cyberboard.
Cyberboard Gameboxes I've designed:
Documents for Cyberboard
I participate semi-actively in the Columbus Area Boardgaming Society, also known as CABS. We hold meetings every 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday of the month. Usually we start between 4 PM and 6PM (sometimes much earlier) and run until the wee hours often as late as 3 AM Saturday! So if you want to join us, please just show up. CABS attendance is now running up around 98 participants average per meeting, and whether you are a Wargamer, a Eurogamer, or any other kind of Boardgamer, we'll do our best to make you feel welcome.
Because we've grown so large, we've had to rent more expensive space, so we now ask that if you attend, either you pay dues as a member, or pay a $3/person a night cover charge to help us defray the rent. Considering how much any other form of entertainment costs, and how much you can gain by finding new friends and opponents who enjoy the same games you do, this is well worth the visit. I personally have found close to 3 dozen wargamers with similar interests who are local to myself this way, and know we have a couple dozen more easily who come to CABS.
Here's a map to where we meet: MAP
CABS Also runs a Convention every year in the Fall to bring people together from all over who are willing to join the regular CABBIES in playing their favorite games! You can find the Flyer for 2007 at the CABS site.
Tanks! Airplanes. At the least Gunpowder! My son is into Naval WWI wargames. But my preferences start with WWII and what is described as contemporary era (anything since WWII). So those preferences look a bit like..
Level of combat:
As a personal favorite, I enjoy Battle of the Bulge games most. I have at least 24 different games based on the battle and while I've not played them all, I have poked at them a lot. The history of the actual battle is best written up in two books I own copies of: THE ARDENNES: BATTLE OF THE BULGE by Hugh Cole, which is available on the web at the link attached to the book's title, the other book being A TIME FOR TRUMPETS: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge by Charles B Macdonald. The Cole book is detailed and scholarly, with a great deal of research accomplished immediately after the war, and the Macdonald book is an intense read that is gripping history with a lot of detail also.
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