Edmund,I thought I'd introduce myself to everyone. I live in Houston, TX and work on the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle for Lockheed Martin, hence the avatar. I'm a senior staff systems engineer and am working on our spacecraft and subsystem requirements as well as functional modeling. I have a BA in astronomy and an MEE degree, both from Rice University.
I'm married to an anesthesiologist and we have a daughter just starting college. The three of us are gamers and play RPGs, video, and board games. In addition to board wargames, I play poker, mostly HoldEm and some mixed games. My gaming claim to fame is that I taught Steve Jackson (original) D&D in college. We also played lots of AH and SPI games together at Rice.
I played some SL back in college, and have the old ASL rules and Paratrooper. I am edging back into ASL via the SKs. At Owlcon this year, I played an ASLSK 1 game against Walter Eardley of the Houston Half Squads and had a blast. I think the scenario was from Operations - it had 2 groups of US paratroopers coming in at long edge corners of board Y and trying to exit from the opposite board edge center road. I had a small group of German garrison troops with MGs opposing them. It came down to the last die roll, where I pinned the only US leader that could exit, and won the game.
Anyway, I'm hoping to get some time on VASL to play some SK scenarios and to join the Houston Half Squads at their monthly game days.
Welcome here, Alex.Hello,
I started with AH's Battle of the Bulge as a gift in 1968. Moved to Panzerblitz and whole bunch of SPI games. Thought SL was the bee's knees but soon after it's introduction my gaming buddies moved away and family life took over. I had the ASL rule book in 85 and 86 which I studied before going to bed but again too much real life intervened.I have a bit more time and am jumping into ASL. Fortunately I got several friends who play and have been playing since 85.