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JPChris56 Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2022 4:08 p.m. PST

Gents,

Open invitation to read or just skim the latest blog entry.

Part 2 will be posted this weekend.

Here is Part 1:

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Thanks for taking the time to take a look.

Cheers,
Chris

14Bore08 Mar 2022 3:22 a.m. PST

Fun looking games, the aircraft while jets look on my tablet to be WWII Messerschmitts.I probably would discount a go at a chariot race but it would be fun, after all its the best 15 minutes in all of cinematography

Master Caster10 Mar 2022 7:43 a.m. PST

Chris,
Either out of boredom from the dearth of new (must be everyone is centered on the war news) and good entries on TMP I eyeballed the Utter Drivel section this morning and caught your posting.
I didn't read it all but I did get a tickle about your numbered box (I have them too) with the Couriers and Little Wars programs. I started gaming with miniatures for the first time in Dick Bryant's basement with the NEWA (New England Wargamers Assoc.) in Brockton, MA. As near as can be pinned it was circa 1970. This is the group which started publishing the Courier. I would ride up from RI on my motorcycle every week for a few years and you never knew until you got there whether it was game night or ‘collate the Courier' night. I recognized several names you peeled off as article writers. I found Dick's group thru Charlie Sweet in CT who was a bank president and answered a letter of inquiry from me about gaming in the New England area. What a great guy and I met him personally years later and thanked him immensely. I still had his letter and he read it over completely amazed I had kept it.
I was one of the dealers (Thoroughbred Figures) at the early Little Wars and still periodically send product there while my friend Randy Hardin man's my booth and puts on games. I've got to get there myself again as it's been quite awhile. I usually lose money when I make the trip, however. Don't feel bad about not remembering attending convention and shows……I have so many programs from many I did as a vendor and can't recall if I was there or not.
Liked your photos.
Toby Barrett

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