Newcomer to the canteen

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Newcomer to the canteen

Postby elpaco » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:10 am

Hello Gentlemen,

Let me please offer you a drink while I introduce myself to the Union Army officers.

I joined about a week ago and had a warm welcome from Dave Danner (thanks to you) and I am now having my training game with Tommy Lynn who is a very friendly trainer and keen enough to let me win ;) (for the moment at least)

I am 39, the father of two young kids and I am french, from Paris;
I take this opportunity to salute and thank my friend Olivier Bianchi who joined you a couple of months ago and convince me to register.
I have been playing wargames for about 25 years now, starting on board (on all period of times and sizes with special souvenirs of 'The Longest Day' and 'War for the Union') and moving to computer about a decade ago. I played a lot of HPS PanzerCampaigns (more than a thousand turns, generally on huge scenarios), some Napoleonic battles and moved to Civil War recently, thanks again to Olivier.
I also know David Guegan who is an old member of the Union Army, as we are both administrators of a french wargaming club, called 'Campaigns-France' (cheers David).

As you can imagine, I enjoy reading History books, and am currently reading Chancellorsville from S.Sears after reading his other books on Peninsula and Antietam. I am also an amateur ornithologist, I was lucky enough to travel a lot around the world and am a big fan wildlife

Salute,

elpaco aka Cadet Francois Chatain
Lt. Gen. Francois Chatain
CO XX corps and Adjutant, AotC
Red Badge of Courage Tournament Deputy Director
elpaco
 
Posts: 280
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Location: Paris, France

Re: Newcomer to the canteen

Postby O. Bianchi » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:29 am

Hi Cadet Elpaco

I'm very happy to see you here.
Welcome in the Union Army my friend.
Col Olivier Bianchi
French volunteers brigade.
4/2/XX.
AotC
O. Bianchi
 
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Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:10 am
Location: France

Re: Newcomer to the canteen

Postby David Guegan » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:40 am

A new young lieutenant!!!

A glass of milk for the newcomer. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
B.G. David Guégan
Brittany Volunteers
XIVth Corps Co
Army of the Cumberland
David Guegan
AotC
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:17 am
Location: Charlotte, NC but from France

Re: Newcomer to the canteen

Postby David Danner » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:39 pm

Francois the wargamer and ornithologist is a most unusual team. I'm especially glad to meet you and learn of this wonderful hobby. Maybe another Audubon will stop by some of the USA sometime to record history in flight. My hobby of hibiscus cultivation gives me great pleasure mon ami. Maybe you can join Oliver and David in the Army of the Cumnerland.
General Dave Danner
Commanding the Union Military Academy
Commanding Cumberland Rifles Division, XX Corps
Army of the Cumberland
S = √ 30 x d x f + - e
David Danner
AotC
 
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Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:45 am
Location: Newark, Delaware

Re: Newcomer to the canteen

Postby elpaco » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:13 am

Thanks guys

No problem of course to join my friends and fight together for France in or around Tennessee :lol:

I am nowhere near Mr.Jean Jacques Audubon of course. I just spent some time in a few National Parks (especially in South Africa) and started to be much interested in birds, recognizing the different species which is sometimes a real challenge (here are some photos I took http://www.oiseaux.net/photos/francois.chatain/pictures.S.html)

Back to the civil war, is it normal I don't have access to the 'Pinkerton tent' sub-forum ?
another question : if I want to post on the Mason-Dixon Tavers forum, I need to register there, right ?
Lt. Gen. Francois Chatain
CO XX corps and Adjutant, AotC
Red Badge of Courage Tournament Deputy Director
elpaco
 
Posts: 280
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:24 pm
Location: Paris, France

Re: Newcomer to the canteen

Postby David Danner » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:39 am

Ask your trainer to help you with the M & D Tavern registration.
General Dave Danner
Commanding the Union Military Academy
Commanding Cumberland Rifles Division, XX Corps
Army of the Cumberland
S = √ 30 x d x f + - e
David Danner
AotC
 
Posts: 484
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:45 am
Location: Newark, Delaware

Re: Newcomer to the canteen

Postby David Guegan » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:03 pm

It's so funny... I have been playing with Francois for years and years... and I didn't know about his other hobby! 8-)
B.G. David Guégan
Brittany Volunteers
XIVth Corps Co
Army of the Cumberland
David Guegan
AotC
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:17 am
Location: Charlotte, NC but from France


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