Benjamin Bentley, aka Calculator. Loves to run the odds beforehand and make plans to maximize the chances of winning. Also loves making moves the enemy doesn't expect and throwing the opposing player off balance.
Favorite rules set: Check your 6!
Favorite gaming period: World War II
Favorite saying: "Checkmate."
Worst gaming moment: Spending the first six turns of a campaign building up an economy capable of out producing all the other players combined five times over, and having the campaign end before I got a single army into battle
Best gaming moment: Having your opponent realize that not only is he screwed this turn, but he was screwed two turns ago, and didn't see it until now.
Ben Fornshell, aka: Mr. Artillery. In Ben’s army everything can be placed into two categories: Long range firepower and the enemy.
Favorite Gaming Period: Sci-fi.
Favorite Saying: "Of course I like infantry, somebody has to man the guns."
Worst Gaming Moment: "That convention game when you realize that this is their play test."
Rick Horner, aka: Easy-Going Man. One of those quiet types you have to worry about. Always good natured, accepting defeat with the same magnanimity as victory. You just know there's something wrong with the fellow.
Favorite Rules: Napoleon's Battles.
Favorite Gaming Period: Colonial
Favorite Saying: "That's okay. I'm fine with that."
Worst Gaming Moment: "When I’m not playing.”
Brian Kelley, aka: Sean Connery Wanna- be. With his thick Scottish brogue, nearly incomprehensible after a few beers, Brian fights his battle in true Highland fashion: He charges forward despite the odds. This makes him very popular with opponents in modern games with lots of firepower.
Favorite Rules Set: Ace of War
Favorite Gaming Period: World War II
Favorite Saying: "I'm from the Lowlands of Scotland, you twit. Don't you Americans know anything about the rest of the world?"
Worst Gaming Moment: "The time I crush the flank of my opponent. I started jumping up and down in celebration, until someone stopped me and pointed to the ground. In my excitement, I'd knocked some figures off the table, and I'd been grinding the gamemaster's figures into a mush of lead and pewter."
Garrie Losee, one of our longest-serving members, is also our tallest. But he brings beer and has a cheerful nature, so we overlook the fact that he “overlooks” all of us.
Favorite Rules Set: We need to ask.
Favorite Gaming Period: All of them.
Favorite Saying: "Hey, hey.”
Worst Gaming Moment: “Any Wednesday I can’t show up for a game.”
George Mangano, native Northern Virginian (don’t get him started on how things used to be in the old days before all the carpetbaggers showed up), is most adept when leading irregular hordes in overwhelming numbers, such as American Indians, Orcs and Chinese peasants armed with farming implements when fighting against the Imperial Japanese.
Favorite Rules: Anything where sixes are good; he’s trained all his life to roll high.
Favorite Gaming Period: Given that he is a self-described “pony-express kind of guy on the information super highway”, Horse and Musket.
Favorite Saying: “So many games, not enough time.”—feel free to quote.
Worst Gaming Moment: Once lost an entire Austrian Corps without inflicting a single casualty, due to “poor” (a generous description) morale die (low rolls were good), leading fellow gamers to coin the phrase “Rosenberg syndrome” when describing a particularly dreadful run of bad luck.
Steven Stark: aka: attack with everything what does it matter if they all die. Can’t decide if it is better to stay still and wait for the enemy or attack. Either way it does not seem to work. When tries a flank attack takes the longest way around to do it. The more he drinks the better general he becomes. Does really well at conventions but can’t seem to do the same on Wednesday’s. Needs rules sets where it is good to roll low.
Favorite Rules Set: 9 Years War variant of Volley and Bayonet
Favorite Saying: “Give me a new dice I hate these dice”
Worst Gaming Moment: Way too numerous to mention. Most likely using Fire & Fury rules as I really hate those rules, especially when you line up lots of troops against one week unit that you roll badly and do no damage too and your fresh troops are then slaughtered on the next turn because of the curve in the rules. That or some version of a Games Workshop rules set as I can’t make saving throes to well save my life.
Best Gaming Moment: I know good gaming moments do exists or I would not keep coming as I am not a masochist. I really have had many but one that sticks in my mind is when I lost every battle as one of the French commanders during a French & Indian War Campaign and even Louisburg fell, my Indians still looted and burned Alexandria to the ground it was my only victory. It gave me a large amount of satisfaction.
Del Stover, aka: President-for-Life. Also known as Mr. Whim-of-the-Week, Del is noted for showing up to every club meeting with a new, grand, over-the-top project for the club--and then forgetting all about it the next week as yet another world-changing idea comes to mind.
Favorite Rules Set: Games Workshop's Lord of the Rings.
Favorite gaming genre: Napoleonic.
Favorite Saying: "Is it just me . . . or the dice?"
Worst Gaming Moment: "A friend is carrying six boxes of my hand-painted Napoleonic figures--thousands of figures. He trips, falls, and the boxes hit the ground and burst open. Figures fly everywhere. For just a moment, I wasn't sure if I was more worried about my friend or my figures. That's left me with a lot of guilt. I hope my figures forgive me.”
WEDNESDAY NIGHT GAMERS OF ALEXANDRIA
Steve, Rick, and Brian review the tactical situation in an Anglo-Saxon village, circa 800 AD. As you can see, we’ve got a fine game room, with a dedicated table that’s carefully raised to a height where you can stand without getting a back ache. The scenery ain’t shabby, either.
Here’s a little information about the lads in the club and other trivia that’s interesting (at least to us).
Wednesday Night Gamers of Alexandria
Del Stover (President for Life)
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