From: Dontblinkyoullmissit, GA
Memories... memories... over 30 years have passed since my first AH game purchase. Names like SPI, VG, AH, The Gamers, MMP, and many others bring a smile to my lips. And yes, nail clippers! The bigger ones were better because they would last for more counters before they needed replacing. 3R & ATR were good games, VERY good games. But my love was with War in the Pacific. Maybe that is the reason I like AE so much. That monster (1E) was hardly playable, but I enjoyed it so much...
Man, I suddenly feel old :/
You are a young'un, and YOU feel old. My first game was D-Day (the original) which I got 50 years ago (almost!)
Now, all I play is either WitP:AE or HPS Normandy '44, or Bulge...(and those last two sporadically at best!) All time favorite board game was WSIM!
"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer