RIP "Wild Bill" Wilder

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RIP "Wild Bill" Wilder

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From David Heath today:
It is with a sad heart that I need to report the passing of Bill Wilder. For those of you that know my history, Bill Wilder was one of the first gamers to join me when I founded Matrix Games. Our first project together was the Steel Panthers World At War game. I had just recently chatted with him and it was just like old times. I will greatly miss him.

Bill's obituary can be found here and you may leave a message to his family. Leaf Cremation - https://bit.ly/34YiFFx
Bill Wilder services will be held on September 6, 2020, at 3:00 pm EST at The Church at Green Acres Baptist Church, Smyrna, GA. The service will also be online at https://bit.ly/2GkM02L

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Wow! That is a gut punch!

SPWAW was the reason I joined Matrix in 2004, under a different name, and "Wild" Bill was a frequent and knowledgeable poster. Always amiable and willing to help solve issues with scenarios and other associated SPWAW issues. IIRC, he was very influential in working some of the Mega-Campaigns.

RIP, "Wild" Bill!
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Sad news indeed.
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Sorry to hear.
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Oh my that hurts.May he rest in peace.
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One of the greats ... always had time to reply or answer questions. Clear skies and calm winds ... May you rest in peace.
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I worked with him on Screaming Eagles.

He will be missed.

There are very few in wargaming his equal.
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There is a name I saw in a lot of game credits back in the day. "Wild Bill" tends to jump out at you. Sleep in peace, Bill.
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Wild Bill dead? Grognards weep. He was a giant of the hobby.
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I left a post on the site.
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for whatever reason, he asked me to help playtest "Proud and the Few" and "Eagles Strike". never forget that and the mega campaigns too. a great time even though i didn't know much about what i was doing. he did and was always eager to help me.
very good scenario designer and he could put out some work. still remember him sending scenarios for those mega campaigns.
couldn't keep up with him...he would always ask for a write up. if i won...well he would know that he had to tighten things
up a might. lol.

man of faith, a good guy and friend and i can't help but smile thinking about him...
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He was a king of this hobby. His megacampaigns are unforgettable for me.

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This is very sad news indeed :(
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R.I.P. with your eternal reward, Wild Bill.
May his family and friends find grace and peace.
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We lost a great one.
Both in the gaming world, and real life, Bill was one of a kind.
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i remember visiting the matrix games website (and wild bill) when spwaw first came out. here is a 'snapshot' of the matrix games website from April 18th, 2000.


https://web.archive.org/web/20000304023 ... games.com/


best wishes to all and rip mr. wilder

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Very sad news indeed. A name I have seen so many times, not just on line, but in magazines to. RIP.
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In your small wargaming world, a Legend![&o][&o][&o]

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Sad... Great guy! I remember playtesting the Crete scenarios For SPWAW for him... He will be missed.
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