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James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 5:17:48 PM   
thewood1

 

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He has written wargame reviews for decades, including Command reviews for Wargamer.com

I picked the news up from grogheads...

http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=21641.15

I think his handle was Bismark on this forum.
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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 5:23:49 PM   
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Yes

Moltke71 was the username i think..

My condolences

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 5:42:09 PM   
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if it's the same james cobb who was bismarck71 on steam, i did wonder why i'd not heard from him or hasn't logged into steam for 18 days now :(

RIP and do hope it's not the same guy, as he was a real gem


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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 5:54:25 PM   
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I think his latest was the Moltke handle. At one time, he used Bismark.

I just checked, Bismark was his author name on wargamer.com. I just crossed them up.

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 6:02:24 PM   
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yes just looked at Moltke71 profile here and the names match, have sent out some message to see if anyone else knows anything, as while older than me by quite a bit, he was a great reviewer of games and shared a common love of war games

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 6:25:34 PM   
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Sad news.

RIP

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 6:25:55 PM   
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The Facebook post stated his wife died shortly after his passing. That's all I know at this point.

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 6:40:11 PM   
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I remember one of his most recent (and one of, if not the last) reviews of his was the LIVE scen I made, Black Gold Blitz.

RIP.

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 6:49:30 PM   
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i made friends with him after he posted a great review on a game i had tested for a friend on steam, he bought the game himself, reviewed it and was honest and very helpful at the time and while we didn't speak on a daily or weekly basis, i did enjoy our talks and chats and did like the same games and loved his reviews and interests, so will be sadly missed


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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 6:51:05 PM   
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now it also seems his wife has passed away as well,

http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=21641.0

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 7:16:57 PM   
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These are truly sad news. James Cobb was a staple not only in the reviewing community, but in the wargaming community at large :(

I do seem to remember a post of his, years ago, where he openly revealed that he suffered from some sort chronic illness - but, as I said, it was long ago: I don't remember the details.

Sad news indeed.

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 7:54:53 PM   
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Very sad news. Rest in peace Jim.

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 7:58:34 PM   
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Sad news, RIP

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 8:08:32 PM   
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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 9:00:48 PM   
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Sad news.
RIP

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 10:28:02 PM   
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He's done a review on every one of my LIVE scenarios, we've had quite some discussion on a few points. Very honest and upstanding guy. He will be missed.

RIP

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 10:41:22 PM   
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Coincidentally, because Jim wrote most of his reviews there, wargamer.com was just sold.

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 10:45:54 PM   
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This is quite sad to hear. I really enjoyed his Command reviews. I will miss them.

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 11:44:28 PM   
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Thanks to the thewood1 for altering us to Jim's passing. While sad, I am happy a classic war gamer like Jim was able to enjoy PC gaming the past 20 years.

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/13/2018 11:53:48 PM   
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Aeternal Rest, Grant unto him O Lord; May Your perpetual light shine upon him; may he rest in peace Amen!

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/14/2018 1:43:33 AM   
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JUst saw over at grogheads that Jim and his wife died from the flu. That is kind of scary.

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/14/2018 1:59:22 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: thewood1

JUst saw over at grogheads that Jim and his wife died from the flu. That is kind of scary.


That's terrible. This flu is pretty bad. I just got sick today myself. I can't say for sure if it's the flu, but I'll probably be fine by next week my guess.

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/14/2018 2:12:48 AM   
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That's terrible news. He was the premier wargame journalist in the industry, imo. Not sure what to think about his wife joining him in death, either.

Thank you for alerting us. We can devote some time in memoriam, as our beliefs lead us.

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/14/2018 3:57:33 AM   
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Sad news, my condolences


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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/14/2018 4:05:42 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: thewood1
JUst saw over at grogheads that Jim and his wife died from the flu. That
is kind of scary.


RIP, very sad.

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/14/2018 6:39:17 AM   
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Farewell

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/14/2018 12:01:34 PM   
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He lived nearby. I'd see him from time to time at the FLGS. He loved naval wargaming and will be missed!

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/14/2018 2:51:53 PM   
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Rest in peace.

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/14/2018 4:02:04 PM   
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Sad loss. R.I.P.

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RE: James Cobb passed away - 2/16/2018 4:14:14 PM   
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Tribute to Dr Cobb over at GH


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