I was just passing through this forum and noticed this thread.
Very touching that some of you still remember me. My last major contribution was on the COTA Patch #2 (the AI aggression patch). I think I set a new record in a single scenario for blowing up bridges while retreating before the advancing Germans. Kept playing the same scenario over and over again so that I could see the impact of Dave's tweaks.
I guess with the lull that happens between major development projects and some health/personal issues, I wondered off to do some other things. Involvement with another game company (business side; not development) and exploring some other genres like: WWII subs, Cold War subs, Economic Strategy Games, Geo-political games, and lots of DOS retro-gaming.
Most recently I completed 100+ page showcase and guide of 1830 (a classic business/investment strategy game; DOS 1994). It is a PC port of a reknown Avalon Hill boardgame designed by Francis Tresham (18XX series) and Bruce Shelly (designer on Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon and Civilization). The guide was first developed on www.wargamer.com and is now hosted on the Web's foremost 1830 site:
I continue to be a PG Beta Alumni and I suppose it is never too late to get back in the water. In fact, the COTA Mini-Guide was begun only four weeks after a heart attack. Dave literally brought me back from the dead to promote COTA to wargamers young old. It's good to find out that your life has purpose.
Well, you never know. Take care, all.
Never more! (I've had enough. Sliterine has raised mediocrity to an art form!)