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Current Looking for someone to take on the role of the Warsaw Pact Commander in Tabletop section of the forum. In order to preserve the "Fog of War" most of the communications is taking place through PMs.
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"It's OK to be a glow stick; sometimes we have to break before we shine." --Jadah Sellner
20 days ago
The more I learn about the Battle of Midway, the more I realize, luck had more to do with its success than anything else.
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“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act”
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“Sorry! I don’t want any adventures, thank you. Not Today. Good morning! But please come to tea – any time you like! Why not tomorrow? Good bye!” --Bilbo Baggins


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 45 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 twelve 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 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 trained in Krav Maga for six 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 seven 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)

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I am bad at video games even though I play them often.

Same...but I still love to play. I recall playing the one and only true MMOFPS with a persistent world ever to exist and having KD ratios of 12:20 or such things. Although, lately I've been playing "Conqueror's Blade" and doing really well. My win rate is 64% and in a recent game I killed 11 "Heroes" (Players) and died only four times. What was that only true MMOFPS? PlanetSide (2003 - 2004). It is the only Massive First Person Shooter game that ran from Tuesday night at Midnight until Monday night at Midnight, without any breaks in time. I've seen games wtih almost 500 players on one server. Too bad that game isn't around anymore. PS2 is not as good as the original.
Unfortunately, @Andreyich will not be able to continue with his role in this War Game. I am looking for someone to take on the role of the Warsaw Pact nation. Andreyich opted to go with the East Germans. If you would like to role play as the Soviets, that would be easy to accommodate as well. Once a new person has offered to take the Warsaw Pact role, I will share what has happened so far. We have only progressed through two game turns and there has been no contact with the enemy, I see no reason to start over. If you would like to use a different route(s) to move your unit(s) along, please let me know. I will give you a brain dump on your unit and its capabilities in a large Private Message (PM).

If you are interested in taking on the role of the Warsaw Pact Commander, please state your intentions below.

Thank you.

I am watching the TV series, Grimm with my son. He loves it. It was one of my favorite shows when it was on Television. The show was on from 2011 to 2017. He was born in 2006 and too young to watch it then. He's 14 now.

As a side note, I am working on a role play based on Grimm, but involving the Dragon's Tongue, Japan's version of the Verrat, closely connected to the Yakuza.
I did very well in both my biology and anatomy classes back in high school. I was one of those scumbags that got good grades even though I never studied.

I can relate to that. I never studied for Math, but always got an A. I took Algebra I, Geometry H, Algebra 2 & Trigonometry and Calculus. Other courses, I studied some. Math just made sense to me.
@Andreyich@CaptainBritton I updated the maps in the OP. You can read the Hex Identifiers with relative clarity in Maps A & B, but not in the combined map.
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