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11 days ago
Current "No plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force," --Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke the Elder
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12 days ago
“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is.” ― Yogi Berra
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1 mo ago
Go ahead...you can do it. Read my flipping Bio. I've spent enough time on it. Oh yea, don't forget the hider. ;)
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1 mo ago
"Everyone must choose one of two pains: The Pain of Discipline or The Pain of Regret." -- Jim Rohn
1 mo ago
"Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours." -- Yogi Berra
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Bio

I am a veteran of the United States Army and the US Army National Guard. I spent three years on Active Duty serving in the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Ft. Carson, CO and 3rd Armor Division at Kirch Göns, West Germany. I spent 18 years in the Army National Guard with the 26th Infantry Division "Yankee" and 29th Infantry Division (Light), "The Blue and the Gray". I was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina with the 29th ID (L) in 2001 - 2002. I have also been reading military history articles and books for over 43 years. I do prefer Military Role Plays over all other genres, primarily because I have a vast knowledge on the subject to include personal experiences.

I have been writing for pleasure for at least 30 years, but only got into forum based Role Playing about ten years ago. I do enjoy Nation Role Plays and get into minute detail when designing my military. The only reason I enjoy excruciating detail in my militaries is because for me, it is fun. My education and experience on this subject affords me the insight to see the depth in the structure. It is not just a general and large pile of soldiers. If someone wants assistance in designing an army, navy or air force, please send me a PM. I will help. Please specify what level (echelon) or depth you would like me to go. When I say echelon, I mean Army, Corps, Division, Brigade/Regiment, Battalion/Squadron, Company/Troop/Battery, Platoon and Squad/Section.

When I was a student in High School, I used to play Dungeons & Dragons (Edition 1). Later editions came out years after I quit that game. I do have an interest in Tolkien-esque fantasy styled Role Plays as well. Time travel has always been a fun genre for me, but to do it well, one must have a firm grasp of historical facts. I love doing this form of role play, especially since I have a solid foundation on the past.

There are only a few fan fictions I will participate in; Star Wars and Star Trek are two of them. I want to do an exclusively Klingon RP one of these days. I also avoid Canon characters.

I have real world martial arts experience. I would love to write an RP about hand to hand combat; no fantasy magic chit, just hands elbows, knees and feet. Maybe the occasional head butt thrown in to mix things up. I have been training in Krav Maga for four and a half years. I earned a first degree black belt in Krav Maga on 3 June 2017.

Krav Maga is an Israeli martial art form that employs practical self defense techniques drawing forms & techniques from Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jistu and Taekwando. It is very brutal, demanding and aggressive. In the past four and a half years, I have bruised two ribs, sustained several muscle pulls and various lacerations and bruises over my body. I have received a sprained ankle and a fractured wrist. Before the first black belt test, I received a bone bruise to my right shin; where my round house kicks impact. Yet, I am stupid enough to continue training. Regardless of the physical pain, it is more fun than any other physical activity I have engaged in. Fortunately, the bone bruise healed up prior to the third and final test.

Send me a PM for a Role Play.

--Gunther (AKA: Old School)

Most Recent Posts

@BrokenWashing Hoping to lift your spirits with this one buddy. I love Jiff Peanut Butter!! :D
So how is everyone doing?

Hello PKRaptor! I am doing well. Today, my son will stay home from school with me due to a cold. My oldest daughter was home from school with a cold Mon - Wed. My wife had the flu, bronchial pneumonia and an ear infection for over three weeks. She is finally back to work. My middle daughter had pneumonia over a month ago and my youngest daughter appears to be in good health like her dad. Other than that, I'm doing great! How are you doing?

I'd ask questions about your bio, but you haven't written anything yet, even though you've been here since "forum fall 2013" (or not). Me on the other hand have filled out the contents worth of some non-descript informational pamphlet you might find in a doctor's office.
@BrokenWashing I'm going to wait until the characters "wake up" before posting again.
Patience. I knew Mahz would have it back up. He doesn't want to rehash Guildfall 2013.
What you wrote is perfect, @Burning Kitty. To have one slit his throat would be to introduce a new weapon. There were plenty of bullets passing to and fro in your encounter.

@BrokenWashing I caught up with the reading. It might be a good opportunity for me to post. I don't know where you want to go wtih the story. I assumed we were all supposed to be taken in by the Defiance Project, which explains why I wrote what I wrote. It appears most folks are dragging the whole "snatch and grab" portion out a bit much. Not sure of the goons in Burning Kitty's post are going to be successful.

I wasn't planning on fighting back. I was expecting us to move on to the next part of the story. I may just not post until you get to the part where we all find out what the Defiance Project is all about.
What you wrote is perfect, @Burning Kitty. To have one slit his throat would be to introduce a new weapon. There were plenty of bullets passing to and fro in your encounter.

@BrokenWashing I caught up with the reading. It might be a good opportunity for me to post. I don't know where you want to go wtih the story. I assumed we were all supposed to be taken in by the Defiance Project, which explains why I wrote what I wrote. It appears most folks are dragging the whole "snatch and grab" portion out a bit much. Not sure of the goons in Burning Kitty's post are going to be successful.

I wasn't planning on fighting back. I was expecting us to move on to the next part of the story. I may just not post until you get to the part where we all find out what the Defiance Project is all about.
I don't read any colored text. I copy your posts from "quote" onto MS Word and then remove all the tags. I can only read them black on white. That dark blue is quite painful to look at.
@BrokenWashing Your post for Jimmy Wu is entertaining, but simply a rehash of what I already wrote. Should I have not written that? Anyway, since you didn't extend the action beyond being kidnapped, drugged and sped off in a van, you gave me another opportunity to exercise initiative... ;) Unless of course you would like me to hold off until others post and you have the time to explain why all these characters are being taken?
My idea was to have a bit of conflict happen but like I said, subtle is totally fine with me.
In the absence of guidance, I will exercise initiative.

I was going to roleplay the whole thing out with you and the others but if you want to keep your story that's totally cool with me.

What exactly did you want to do? I was just making chit up.

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