Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Chicago Wargamer In The News!

2016 was a busy year for our family here in Chicago leaving little time to get to the game table. The regular Wednesday night game with Dan K. was a year long campaign of Grant Takes Command frequently interrupted by real life destination weddings and emergency hospital visits (just to name a few events of a rather chaotic year).  We finally finished in December as the siege of Richmond came to a conclusion with a hard fought Union victory.

The Siege of Richmond - June 1864

As frequent readers will know, Dan is a regular weekly opponent when not authoring such fabulous works as his epic 2-part Zebulon Finch series.  Dan is also an editor and reviewer at The Booklist Reader.  He recently wrote a review of Shelby Foote's The Civil War: A Narrative which I had recommended to him as part of our transition into playing American Civil War games.  Dan was gracious enough to tell the story of his time here gaming as part of the review.  You can find the article at The Booklist Reader.  My thanks go to Dan for allowing me to "destroy" him and for his kind words and continued presence.

Next Up: Dan wants to "see the elephant" in the Civil War Brigade Series!