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Born in 1953 in Sweden. I first came into contact with wargames through a review of a wargame in the magazine Soldat och Teknik (roughly: Soldiers and Technology) around 1970. My first wargame was Tank! from SPI. I joined a wargame club that was more or less run by the proprietor of the shop where I bought my games. Later I joined another wargame club and was for a number of years member of the council in both clubs. The first club held regular playing meetings every week, the second distributed a club magazine. Both clubs are now gone, victims of social cuts and computer games.
So now I play on the computer. I first came into
contact with ADC1, I have always liked editors. It was not quite up to the standards I
craved but said that ADC2 was in the pipeline. When ADC2 arrived I directly grabbed
it. I soon found that making sets was more fun than playing them. When I have finished one
set my sights are set on a new set. However I have a couple of sets which I would like to
play, so if you are interested of playing any of them, drop me a line. My homesite is www.algonet.se/~rakatosh the gamesite is
written in English.
I was born in 1966, and grew up in suburban Pittsburgh. My first
wargame was Squad Leader, which I played in junior high with my
neighbor, Jeff. We didn't have the patience to learn all the rules, so
we just made up a lot of stuff as we went along. I didn't get into
serious gaming until my first year of college, when I finally got sick
of Dungeons and Dragons. Ever since then I've been collecting games,
and actually playing one every now and again. Believe it or not, I've
never actually played a game using ADC2....
In my real life I'm a college professor, currently at the University of
Georgia, but I'll be moving to Ashland University in Ohio late this
summer. I completed my Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1995.
I teach history, specializing in the United States during the interwar
period, but I dabble in a lot of subjects. At Ashland I'll be teaching
courses in Modern Europe and Western Civ.
I've published one book--_Twisting the Lion's Tail: American Anglophobia
between the World Wars_ (New York University Press, 1999)--and I have a
second coming out this fall, dealing with the presidencies of Hoover,
FDR and Truman. I'm now working on a biography of John T. Flynn, a
prominent journalist of the 1930s.
I've been married since 1994, my wife's name is Monica. We have no
children, but we do have one spoiled fat cat named Barney. For more
information on me, visit my website: http://members.home.net/jmoser9/
Gamesets designed: Army of the Heartland, Campaigns of Robert E. Lee,
Machiavelli, Pax Britannica, and War for the Union.
I began playing wargames when I was in junior high school (Lord, was it that long ago?), starting with the heyday of Avalon Hill (Anzio, Blitzkrieg, France 1940, Luftwaffe, and the list just went on and on . . . .). In college, I discovered SPI and its monster games. I hauled all those games around with me when I was in the Army and after that, but never had the time or space to play them until I found ADC2. Now, my wife and daughter let me alone in front of my computer; they know where to find me when theres a bug that needs killing, and I dont disturb them with my comments as they watch Lifetime (a/k/a the Women in Crisis Network). In other-than-gaming life, I was an infantry officer in the Army, now an attorney and a science fiction writer. We live near Houston with three Greyhounds, one mutt, three cats, two koi, and a turtle (the koi and turtle residing outdoors). For more on this chaos I laughingly refer to as my life, visit Highlanders World.
I retired from the information technology business after 33 years in 1997. I started as a computer programmer in 1964 and was Manger of Computer Services for NB Power, one of Canadas two nuclear energy companies, when I retired. In between I worked on every aspect of IT, including Internet technologies. After retirement I moved back to my hometown Winnipeg, Manitoba, commonly referred to as Winterpeg. Here I live with my wife and our dog Sada in the old city. I dont mind the cold weather as it gives me plenty of opportunity to sit inside and play wargames. I was introduced to wargaming in 1967 when I bought Avalon Hills Midway game. I collected a lot of the wargames published between then and 1987. Because I was too busy with work and family, I never got to play the games much until after I retired. I discovered ADC2 and have been gaming on-line ever since. Despite the hundreds of titles that I have, I still like to play the original Avalon Hill games like 1776, Anzio, and The Russian Campaign best. Because these games are no longer available, I wanted to make the originals available again using ADC2 and that is why I got into making game sets for them with scanned maps and including the original rules, charts, and table. I also like doing other games using satellite imagery as the basis for terrain and including my own editions of the rules, like GDWs The Great Patriotic War. I expect to do many more game sets since I like doing that as much as playing the games.
Is Norway somewhat special when it comes to making ADC modules? As far as I
can see I am the fourth person on this site from Norway. I have so far not
been in touch with the other three but I suppose the autumn might change this.
I consider myself one of the veterans in wargaming here i Norway. I came in
contact with the hobby through an add in Analog Science fiction/Science
fact magazine in 1978. I had up til then been interrested in history and
WWII in particular, and had heard about professional wargaming, but I did
not realize that it was possible to make boardgame for the man in the
street out of such themes. So I took the chance and sent my 12$ to SPI and
after a few months forgot about the whole thing. Then one day my first
issue of S&T (#76 The China War) arrived, and I was hooked. The first 3-4
years I only played solo as I knew no other persons in the hobby, but
eventually I got in contact with a local club that had been in bussiness
for a couple of years. We still play every thuesday. The last few years has
been mainly dedicated to gamemastering "Call of Cthulhu", with a wargame
added in now and then. But home I play on the computer ( if time and family
allows) both ADC modules and bought wargames. But I also find it pleasant
to make ADC modules myself and have invested quite a lot of time in this.
Professionally I work at a research institute called SINTEF, where I am
working with plastic technology. I am married and have two kids boy 22 and
girl 18, so there might be a bit more time available in the future.
ADC modules (on this site): Squad leader scen 1, Pattons Best, Berlin ´85,
Iwo Jima, Korean War, NATO, Terrain library.
Completed sets: VG Vietnam, AH On to Richmond, Stonewall's Last Battles, Stonewall Jackson's Way
Born: 1963 Living: in Oslo, Norway
Completed game sets: Trial of Strength, EuroFront and Victory in the West
|Born in Bodø, Norway in 1959, I studied
veterinary medicine in Germany. I have done some general veterinary practice, but have
mostly worked with farmed fish. I currently work for a aquaculture company based on
Lovund, an island of the coast of north Norway. I have been playing wargames and RPG
all my adult life, and am a longtime gaming pro- and antagonist of Pal Woje, found
elsewhere on this page.
Completed sets: Starship Troopers, Semper Fi, Crisis: Korea 1995, Britain Stands Alone, Silver Bayonet, Tunisia.
|Born in Munich,
Germany, I eventually moved to Halifax, N.S., Canada in 1969. Did most of my schooling in
Halifax and then joined the Armed Forces as a radar/sonar sensor operator on board Sea
King helicopters. Am now married with two children, however converting them to wargaming
is a feat in itself. I was first introduced to wargaming by a friend who taught me (and
his brother) to play AH's Panzer Leader. From that moment I was hooked and went out and
bought my first game: AH's Stalingrad. I actually tried playing it solitaire while on a
road trip with my parents. It was not a successful venture in the car; the counters kept
sliding off the map and onto the floor or into the seat. I also dabbled a bit in game
design and created a few games of my own including Masada, U-Boat and Erich's Soldiers.
When ADC2 came out, I was truly excited since I no longer had to worry about clearing a
huge table to play one game.
Completed Sets: SPI "Soldiers", AH's Flat-Top, The Gamers "Omaha", AH's Victory in the Pacific, AH's War at Sea, SPI's Ardennes Offensive, Turning the Tables, White Ensign-Rising Sun, and a bunch of others.
|The photo shows me (left) and my best
friend Mike, sometime around
1965 or so. We were just beginning our wargaming hobby, having acquired
a copy of D-Day by AH. We still manage to get together from time to
time for a game or two.
I am currently 44 years old and married to a wonderful woman who
will play non-hex wargames. We have two daughters, Emily (8) and
Shaelyn (4), both of whom are very interested in my wargames. We
currently reside at the extreme northern edge of Marietta, GA. with our
two dogs Chelsea (an Irish Setter who has eaten a wargame) and Isabeau
(a Golden Retriever who has eaten just about everything else)
I started making sets for ADC, so that my friends and I could play
games through Email. I discovered that making the sets was actually a
great deal of fun. Some day I hope to release my own title through the
medium of ADC.
Completed Sets: PanzerBlitz, Panzer Leader, Panzer Leader 1940,
FinnishBlitz, France 1940, French Foreign Legion, Verdun, Battle of Hue,
Battle of the Bulge, Remember Gordon, Panzer Armee Afrika, Blue and Grey Quads I & II, Napoleon at War, SPI Borodino (1972), Winter War
I am 34, married and with the three kids you see with me: Maude (7), Marion (5) and Colin (3). I have an Urban Studies diploma but I never did any urban planning. Rather, I did an MBA and ended up working in sales/marketing in the pharma industry for various corporations. I am now working in finance for a large institutional investor but still in the healthcare sector.
I am a wargamer since age 12, did lots of RPG as well but now concentrating on the grognard stuff. My involvement with ADC started at the end of 1995 and I did many (15?) ADC1 modules and several others for ADC2. The main achievement of my module-making career is probably GMT's East Front Series, each of those sets requiring so many hours to make that I am ashamed to count them.
ADC has allowed me to come back to the Hobby when lack of time, space and available friends became serious obstacles.
Competed Sets: Saratoga, The Chaco War, War and Peace
Born in Canada, degrees in History and Law from Dalhousie University, practiced law in Nova Scotia for awhile (but it cut into my gaming time too much), came to Japan in '95 to teach English. Wife Yukiko, daughter Aiko, currently residing in Nagasaki.
Competed Sets: 100 Days Battles, For the People, The Longest Day, Storm Over Arnhem, Hastings, Tannenberg, 1914, 1918, When Eagles Fight, The Marne: September 1914, Mons: August 1914, All Quiet on the Western Front, Home Before the Leaves Fall, Paths of Glory, Drive on Paris
Ok, so its 8 years old. Some white in the hair and beard, 10 lbs heavier (but I can still fit in that suit). I'm 41 years young. I've been gaming since I was 14. I started out with AH's Battle of the Bulge, discovered SPI in a Conan comic book. Got together with two friends and purchased War in Europe (I later bought them out). I was excited when War in the Pacific came out. After years of playing the monster games with maps scattered hither and yon about my bedroom I was pleased to discover ADC2. I'm using it right now to moderate WWII on a Division/brigade/squadron/ship with diplomacy handled by ADG's Days of Decision II.
Completed Set: War in the Pacific
I am 34 years old and have a 5 year old daughter. (Humpty
isn't mine.) I work for the state of Massachusetts Dept. of Corrections as a steam
fireman. However this fall I am going back to college in order to get a teaching
certificate in early childhood education.
Nick Bell (Pictured with Assistant "Squish")