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Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2019 7:18 p.m. PST

Bob Duncan passed away last month. I posted on the Obituary page. But we have now collected a number of photos and videos from his war gaming life to demonstrate what a huge impact he had in Tennessee, the mid-South, and beyond.

He wrote dozens of rules and ran hundreds if not thousands of games. Bob was a founder of HMGS-Mid-South and our heart and soul for decades. Rare folks like Bob are central to our hobby and move it to new levels. He was a wonderful friend.

We will miss him but will never forget his contribution.

HERE is the link to the entire gallery. Videos are at the end. And here are a few photos:












mikec260 Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2019 7:39 p.m. PST

He made wargaming an adventure with a story in every game. Thank you David. I for one miss him already. A true southern gentleman to me. God bless his family.

Durban Gamer06 Oct 2019 3:34 a.m. PST

Wish I could have known him. May he rest in peace.

Hal Thinglum Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 4:57 a.m. PST

Wonderful tribute. Thank you for sharing, David.

Major Mike06 Oct 2019 5:29 a.m. PST

I was lucky to call him my friend. His game rules are legend in these parts, known as bucket o'dice. We all still joke about the "40 F…ing dice?!!?" comment one incredulous player commented in a game. All of his games were visual treats, his son said that for his father, setting up the game was almost more important than the playing. Till next we meet, farewell.

Fitzovich06 Oct 2019 9:40 a.m. PST

A nice tribute to a gaming legend. I knew Bob while he was in St. Louis, MO when he helped me with my WRG Micro Armor gaming classes, then helped me design my store floor plan and came in from time to time to help us run auctions.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 11:30 a.m. PST

His seminal "Gunboat Diplomacy" rules were an inspiration and helped create the niche industry of designing/selling gunboat models and all that part of the "hobby industry."

I, among others, owe him a debt of gratitude and the credit for his imagination.

Safe Harbor, Sir.


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2019 12:07 p.m. PST

David, I did not know he had passed. Sad news, he was a good guy. May he Rest In Peace

lkmjbc306 Oct 2019 4:29 p.m. PST

Bob was a lovely fellow. Some the folks that he hung with…
Oosh… The other guys in the photos are questionable at their very best!

God speed on your journey Bob.

Our lives are a bit duller and more sad without you.

Joe Collins

coopman07 Oct 2019 4:54 a.m. PST

RIP Bob. I never had the pleasure of meeting or knowing you, but you were obviously a great person.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2019 6:33 p.m. PST

RIP. I never met him. But that's an amazing tribute.

I wish his friends and his family the very best.


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