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Our Ages..... - 6/6/2004 11:42:06 PM   

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I was very interested and Happy to find that when a poll was conducted in Aces High some time ago that the average age for the players was in their mid 30's, with a a few thousand subscribers this was very interesting, and imo bode well for the future of WW2 Sim's. Since many younger players were as enthusastic about it as the older ones, thus potentialy inshuring the contunuation of the genera. Many Squads in the game (and in ww2 online) have players with great age differances, ranging from early teans to their 70's, and they are from all over the world.

While I have spent a lot of time in WW2 sims in the past few years my true love is the more indepth Wargame, I grew up on Avalion Hill games, and the detail of games like UV and I am shure WiTP is what I am realy looking for. Howeaver it seams at a glance that were a bit older in this genera than the Sim players, this could be that many sim players graduate to this type of game. I just hope that in the next decades that their is still a contunied development of this genera.
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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 1:23:42 PM   

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Ok I'll start the ball rolling (I noticed that Brady didn't post his age) I am 40 years old or as I like to think of it....I am two twenty year olds rolled into one !


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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 2:04:04 PM   
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i am 33 and all started with Sinclairs ZX Spectrum in 1982/83.... my "best" c64 game was Kampfgruppe from GG....


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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 2:04:59 PM   

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Got me beat by a few months ... only 39 last time I counted.

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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 2:10:52 PM   

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Hi all,

I will be 35 in less than 2 months (on 35th anniversary of moon landing)...

Leo "Apollo11"

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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 2:11:09 PM   


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38, even if my kids rate me from 31 to 45.

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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 2:15:25 PM   

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Ya all youngsters, I'm just over 50 but the wife is still young

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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 2:30:07 PM   


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I'll be 57 soon and I still love wargaming.

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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 2:33:27 PM   

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44 in 16 days. Started with AH games when I was 14...


So much WitP and so little time to play.... :-(

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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 2:34:27 PM   
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I'm 28 in july and got started in wargamming by playing AH's game about the North African campaign "Desert fox" I think it was called at age 6. Been playing wargames ever sense.

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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 2:39:46 PM   

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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 2:46:46 PM   


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39 in 19 days.

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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 2:53:35 PM   
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I'm 28 and I started at 10 with Avalon Hills "Battle of the Bulge" (1982 edition I think). Been hooked ever since. Was always an avid military adict from my dad being in the RAF. Army and RAF are my preference, the RN I'm very hazy about.


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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 2:57:52 PM   


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Heh - lets just say the first star wars was out before I was . . .


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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 3:03:08 PM   

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Heh - lets just say the first star wars was out before I was . . .

My God! You weren't in the line waiting outside the theater for 6 hours to see it? You missed 1976? I'm voting for you to be our youngest mascot! Ha, but you were around when Australia won the America's Cup, no?


So much WitP and so little time to play.... :-(

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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 3:09:39 PM   

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It’s really amazing to see one man so happy about some minor changes in air search model and find out then that he’s already a grandpa. I think wargaming has most dedicated zealots, it’s really a hobby thing, not just free-time wasting

I’m 29.


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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 3:21:20 PM   

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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 3:26:44 PM   


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40 in 7 days - sigh. Started w/ AH's Midway in 1976.


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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 3:31:24 PM   


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37 next month

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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 3:49:31 PM   


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Where are all the teenagers? We are a dying breed, people.


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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 3:55:09 PM   


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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 4:00:59 PM   
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37. Started with "Panzer General" and then "Flat Top", and I seem to remember some kind of sub v DD game...

I do remember "Midway" on a cassette loading on my brother's Trash-80.

I drive a School Bus every once in a while during the year, and the kids thought I was 25... I wish.

< Message edited by Admiral DadMan -- 6/7/2004 9:11:44 AM >


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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 4:04:47 PM   

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47 today.

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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 4:05:48 PM   

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42 in 8 days

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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 4:08:55 PM   


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I started with "Asylum" on my TRS-80. There was also this space game but forget the name. Both had to be loaded via cassette drive.


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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 4:21:43 PM   

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46... It's not the years it's the mileage... and raising 3 daughters...

1st grandkid born last February, 1st war game???? Can't remember exactly but probably Borodino from S&T #32 back some where around mid-72


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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 4:24:36 PM   

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27 and still acting like i'm 18!


"Look at yours before laughing at mine". Garfield 1984.

Wanted: ISDII Low millage in Imperial gray.

Just my 2 pence worth.
I might not be right.
Hell I am probaby wrong.
But thats my opinion for what its worth!

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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 4:39:07 PM   


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I'm 25. Started with Computer games like Carriers Strike and Pacific War when I was 14.

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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 4:43:29 PM   

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I am 26 and started with GG's Kampfgruppe when it came out...


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RE: Our Ages..... - 6/7/2004 4:43:59 PM   


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42 and don't feel a day over 60.

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