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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian26 Jul 2016 10:06 a.m. PST

Which TMP member(s) is the most helpful to others on the Napoleonic boards?

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2016 10:30 a.m. PST

Basileus, who debates and informs without ever being a complete asshole about it. Which probably means he's not actually a wargamer at all :-)

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2016 10:35 a.m. PST

4th….hmm….I'll be interested to see if you are DH'd for using that term….

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2016 10:38 a.m. PST

DH'd……….. surely means Deadheaded?

What an interesting topic! Must be someone who gives useful feedback/information/authoritative/non confrontational..

Some are pure-history experts, some uniforms, some tactics/strategy/weaponry/unit histories…and some far too aggressive prima donnas.

Was he called Sasha, who was an expert on anything Russian?

von Winterfeldt really knows his stuff, shows great modelling skill and is a regular visitor. My vote….

Tango1 we would be lost without, however much he annoys some I know. I think he contributes a lot (grin)

von Winterfeldt26 Jul 2016 11:05 a.m. PST

the most usefull members are alas gone, such as

un ami
Steven Smith
Dave Hollins

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2016 11:07 a.m. PST

Alexandre! That was him………

and von W

Mike Petro26 Jul 2016 11:09 a.m. PST

I've done a lot of business with Mark Severin aka. Extra Crispy. He may not be the most knowledgeable about Napoleonic warfare (idk that he is not either) but he owns darn near every Napoleonic rulebook out there and is a regular contributor here. Pretty good taste in music also ;)

Plus he runs Deep Fried Happy Mice, a hobby helpful site. Especially for us Napoleonic enthusiasts.

Winston Smith26 Jul 2016 11:10 a.m. PST

Is this a trick question? evil grin

wrgmr126 Jul 2016 11:26 a.m. PST

Von Winterfield has my vote for number 1
Dr. Summerfield number 2

jeffreyw326 Jul 2016 11:34 a.m. PST

Alexandre and Sash are the same guy. He got ticked off by something…I miss him.

Stephen Summerfield is always a big help.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2016 11:40 a.m. PST

I don't believe that any one member is the most helpful. I believe that the strength of the forum is everyone participating and sharing information and knowledge.

For example, I have found over the years that my personal library has grown considerably in both numbers and quality of works because of the recommendations of the members of the forum.

So, the most helpful 'member' of the forum is the forum itself.

14Bore26 Jul 2016 12:17 p.m. PST

Many are gone, but admit I get plenty of help from who ever has the information.

Lord Hill26 Jul 2016 1:24 p.m. PST

Armand posts tons of very interesting links

reggie8826 Jul 2016 3:22 p.m. PST

Without a doubt SJDonovan. He always has a kind word, and is always helpful, whenever he is on this site.

Edwulf26 Jul 2016 3:25 p.m. PST

un ami
Steven Smith
Dave Hollins

They were all very interesting posters.
The Russian guys especially would always have translations and Russian sources.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2016 3:29 p.m. PST


jhancock26 Jul 2016 4:29 p.m. PST

I 2nd SJDonovan! Always willing to help and admits when he doesn't know. Shares what he does know.

wrgmr126 Jul 2016 4:36 p.m. PST

Brechtel198 is right though….the forum itself is good in many ways. I've always found everyone to be very helpful.

Peter Lowitt26 Jul 2016 4:50 p.m. PST

Tango1 is very helpful

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2016 7:35 p.m. PST

Dr. Summefield has been the most helpful on my questions.

von Winterfeldt26 Jul 2016 10:38 p.m. PST

I missed Seroga on this list
a whipe out of all experts of the Russian army.

jeffreyw327 Jul 2016 3:45 a.m. PST

Yep--Seroga, Sasha, Alexandre -- same guy. I still use his posts for reference.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2016 4:01 a.m. PST

I knew Sasha was Alexandre, but not Seroga also.

Seems such a shame that such folk cannot be enticed back. You do have to be "thick skinned" sometimes and accept negative feedback. Evidence may be limited and contradictory and contributors can take such things a bit too seriously.

Currently, von Winterfeldt remains my vote. Summerfield is a mine of info, but a less frequent contributor I think. He does gave a lot on!

Gazzola27 Jul 2016 1:00 p.m. PST

I've lost count of the number of people who have helped me on this forum, sometimes without even knowing they have done so.

To me, the beauty of the forum is the interesting items people often post, be it wargaming, new sources, books or heated debates. And it is often very informative and helpful when differing viewpoints on battles, historical characters or new titles are posted, which can sometimes help members reconsider their own viewpoints or if a title is worth buying or not.

John Miller27 Jul 2016 4:00 p.m. PST

Many people have helped me personally with questions I have had, to numerous for me to remember even. However, several posters here have been most helpful to me by their frequent postings directed at others:

Mr. Cronin & Dr. Summerfield
von Winterfeldt

To those specifically mentioned and to all who have assisted me personally, thank you!!! John Miller

Kevin in Albuquerque27 Jul 2016 6:24 p.m. PST

I'm with Gazzola and Brechtel. It's the forum as a whole. I read everything (yes, even the silliness and craziness, from my point of view). Singling one person out appears to reduce the efforts of others. I can't do that.

Marcel180929 Jul 2016 10:14 a.m. PST

His absolutely marvelous vignettes always inspire me and simply make me happy, they are like a work of art.

VonBlucher29 Jul 2016 7:49 p.m. PST

Von W as he helped me with some specific info on the 1806 Prussians

Reactionary30 Jul 2016 8:05 a.m. PST

All the above, even the polemicals!

badger2204 Aug 2016 7:00 a.m. PST

Many, but especialy tango.

And even at its worse squabbles, it beats listening about kardasians

Hafen von Schlockenberg04 Aug 2016 2:01 p.m. PST

Oh,I don't know,at least they show courage:

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