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Winston Smith04 Oct 2018 12:18 p.m. PST

I'm not talking about playing by email. I'm talking about wasting stamps, by gum!

I started out in wargaming with Avalon Hill boardgames back in the late 60s.
I subscribed to The General to find opponents.
So I played
Afrika Korps
My favorite was Battle of the Bulge.
The CRT changed from a D6 to what was basically a D10 that depended on the daily newspaper (!) stock market results.

I also played Diplomacy for a few years.

I also played the Diplomacy variant Slobbovia. It was designed to be impossible to win! All accumulations of enough supply centers that reached critical mass simply blowed up real good.
It was basically a strategic level RPG, depending on press releases.

The poll is basically asking what games you played by mail.
"I never played by mail" is of course a valid answer."

Tango0104 Oct 2018 12:18 p.m. PST

"At the beginning of the war in China the Japanese Air Service was composed of 18 aviation regiments with a total of 1,300 aircraft. These included approximately 400 bombers, 700 fighters and 200 exploration aircraft. Therefore 30 percent of the Japanese aircraft were bombers.

In 1933, Japan began to manufacture bombers completely made of metal with one and two engines of type 93. The characteristic features of these aircraft were the following:

Light bomber Type 93, single-engine, biplane, powered by a 700 horsepower BMV-9 water-cooled engine; it had a maximum speed of 140 m / h; He carried a load of 1,200 pounds of bombs and fuel for six hours of flight; 15,600-foot ceiling; its armament consisted of 3 machine guns.

Light bomber Type 93, twin-engine, monoplane, driven by two air-cooled engines of the "Jupiter" type of 550 horsepower each; it had a maximum speed of 150 m / h; he carried a load of 1,200 pounds of bombs and fuel for five or six hours of flight; 18,000-foot ceiling; its armament consisted of 5 machine guns.

Heavy bomber Type 93, monoplane, powered by two water-cooled motors BMV-9 of 700 horsepower; it had a maximum speed of 140 m / h; he carried a load of 2,200 pounds of pumps and fuel with autonomy for 8 to 10 hours of flight; 18,000-foot ceiling; its armament consisted of 5 machine guns…"

Good pics here…



Winston Smith04 Oct 2018 12:19 p.m. PST

No Armand. I never played that one by mail. grin

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2018 12:25 p.m. PST

Played a few games of Starweb.

Tango0104 Oct 2018 12:28 p.m. PST

I'm tired of DA BUG… so… no I didn't John…


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