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About Me

Born 1946, started playing AH's TACTICS II and GETTYSBURG in 1960, and buying Jack Scruby minis in 1961. PhD in history from U Va, teach history and political science in Chattanooga. Son David is Splintered Light minis. Author of PRIDE OF LIONS rules for 15mm fantasy and Dark Ages; SONG OF THE SPLINTERED LANDS, a campaign for SONG OF BLADES AND HEROES; DARK AND BLOODY GROUND, a campaign for PRIDE OF LIONS; and BLOODY DAWN: THE FINAL ASSAULT ON THE ALAMO. Currently (2014) working on WAR PRIDE, rules for smaller and simpler fantasy battles, and also finishing up GOLDEN GROVE AND BLACKEST BLIGHT, the second half of the Wyldewood campaign begun with DARK AND BLOODY GROUND.

Games Played

15mm fantasy, ancients, ACW, 7YW, WWII; 28 mm ACW, F&I, AWI, Alamo, Trojan War, fantasy (marginal WH); 1:600 ACW ironclads. Plus others. Love JOHNNY REB. Write my own rules, mostly, and do lots of gaming with kids at school and summer camps.
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john mcbride
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United States of America, Tennessee, Hamilton County
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TMP Zones of Interest:
  • General
  • Fantasy
  • Ancients
  • Medieval
  • Renaissance
  • 18th Century
  • Napoleonics
  • American Civil War
  • 19th Century
  • World War One
  • World War Two - Land
  • World War Two - Sea
  • World War Two - Air
  • Modern
  • Science Fiction
  • Toy Gaming
First Visit:
6 March 2000
Most Recent Visit:
7 February 2016
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Date of Last Post:
22 August 2015