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Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Mar 2012 7:55 p.m. PST

I have just seen an email that reports Greg Novak has passed.

I never met him, but had talked on the phone a few times. One of the Greats.

kyoteblue07 Mar 2012 8:01 p.m. PST

A sad day for all.

DontFearDareaper Fezian07 Mar 2012 9:13 p.m. PST

Very sad indeed. Frank Chadwick announced this tonight on the Volley and Bayonet forum. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Novak family.

Lee Brilleaux Fezian07 Mar 2012 10:04 p.m. PST

I'd known Greg since the middle eighties, mostly by phone calls telling me of game ideas he'd tried out. I think we were kindred spirits, looking for ways around the standard forms of wargaming structure.

I only ever met him at conventions, since we always lived hundreds of miles apart.

He got me on board with the GDW Space 1889 project, which I wrote a chunk of the background for.

I made some big models for him – a giant modular Shiloh, an Arab Israeli layout, and something else that fitted together like a jigsaw puzzle – an ACW battle, I can't recall which. Only last winter I made him a Burmese village.

I'll miss him.


RIP Sir.

oldgamer08 Mar 2012 3:34 a.m. PST

The hobby and industry has certainly suffered a severe loss.

My contacts with Greg were principly through the Command Cons. One of my most pleasant was the day I got to spend most of the day playing one of the quiet sectors during the Market Garden game in the GDW warehouse. I don't remember the conversation well, just that it was far ranging and he was very engaging.

This is certainly one of the cases where there there is much of the potential left unrealized.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Mar 2012 4:34 a.m. PST

Loved his articles over the years.

GeoffQRF08 Mar 2012 4:34 a.m. PST

His name is a legend in wargaming. Can someone who knew his history write a full length obit here please?

OldGrenadier at work08 Mar 2012 5:20 a.m. PST

A loss to the gaming community for sure. RIP.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2012 5:47 a.m. PST

May he rest in peace.

Old Slow Trot08 Mar 2012 7:43 a.m. PST

Rest easy and thanks.

Saginaw08 Mar 2012 9:42 a.m. PST

A great loss to the wargaming community. I've never met him personally (I wish I did), but his enthusiasm for our hobby, erudite knowledge of conventional and military history, and approachable friendliness will be sorely missed.

Godspeed, Greg, and thank you very, very much.

Personal logo Condor Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2012 10:30 a.m. PST

Over the top, man, over the top.

Rest in peace.

LEGION 195009 Mar 2012 8:11 a.m. PST

R.I.P. Greg. Mike Adams

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