I also introduced myself sort of in another forum. But i'll do it again with some more personal details.
I originally hail from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (home of the famous (for us canucks) PPCLI 2nd Battallion). Im presently staying in Victoria, British Columbia at the moment but am shipping off to Edmonton, Alberta in about 2 weeks. I have been an avid follower of military history ever since i can remember playing with model soldiers. Supported highly by my father who has a PH.D in counter-insurgency warfare, specifically on the subject on Diem in the Vietnam War. He took his Masters in WWII history i believe, so my questions can always be answered, lucky me :)
My father goes annually to the 'Vietnam Conference' down in Lubbock, Texas to go over what COULD of been done and what not. I actually had the honor not too long ago to go with him and have a steak dinner and beer with many famous American Soldiers, Including: Richard Donlon (Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient), General Theo Mataxis, who served in WWII as a private, Korea, and finally of course, a General in Vietnam.
I also could be caught 'shooting the s**t' with ex-ARVN and even ex-NVA men, truly an honour!!
I would say my primary interest in military history would deffinitely be the 1933 (hitlers rise to power) through to 1945 (capitulation of German forces). Specifically operations conducted by Erwin Rommel and the German Counter-Attack in the Ardennes (ie. 'The Battle of the Bulge' as coined by Churchill).
I look forward to playing this massive SP:WaW game and am excited about the community. I will first have to get used to playing the computer and conducting some campaigns and then you will find me on H2H and what not.
Oh, I also have a suggestion for the Forum Moderator. Could it be possible to start a forum for general military history discussion and recommended books and what not?? I mean, I know this is a gaming site primarily, but im just assuming the people around here love the history also. Or perhaps there is one, and i have overlooked it.
Thx, and talk soon