New Cadet - Thomas Margraf

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New Cadet - Thomas Margraf

Postby T. Margraf » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:46 pm

Greetings Everyone,

My name is Thomas Margraf. I live in the western suburbs of Chicago with my wife and 2 sons where I am an electrical engineer for a manufacturer of heavy trucks.

I have been playing paper and computer wargames for nearly 25 years. While I have games from all historical eras, my main interest in gaming is the American Civil War. Some of my favorite paper game series include the Avalon Hill/MMP GCACW series and the Gamers' Civil War Brigade Series. For computer games, I started with the Talonsoft Battlefield games and later transitioned to the HPS/JTS campaign series.

Other than wargaming, in my spare time I enjoy reading about military history, watching sports, and building scale models.

I look forward to meeting all of you.

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Re: New Cadet - Thomas Margraf

Postby C. Hecht » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:10 pm

Welcome aboard and good luck in your future battles!
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Re: New Cadet - Thomas Margraf

Postby nelmsm » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:40 am

Welcome aboard Cadet Margraf! Now I have to ask, Cubs or White Sox? Wrong answer means you have to buy several rounds! ;)
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Re: New Cadet - Thomas Margraf

Postby Joe Meyer » Fri May 01, 2015 3:12 pm

Glad to have you with us, Cadet! I, too, enjoyed the Avalon Hill Civil War games, as well as the SPI Great Battles of the American Civil War series. Many of our club members cut their teeth on these and other such games. I'm sure that you'll find your time here to be enjoyable, challenging and satisfying. We've need of more good mid-westerners in the ACWGC Union Army Military Group.
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Re: New Cadet - Thomas Margraf

Postby David Martin » Fri May 01, 2015 3:58 pm

Welcome Cadet Margraf!

Glad to have you with us.

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Re: New Cadet - Thomas Margraf

Postby Derald Riggs » Fri May 01, 2015 4:17 pm

Welcome to the Union Army Cadet Margraf:

We are glad to have you aboard. Much fun with future battles I believe.

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Re: New Cadet - Thomas Margraf

Postby Dan Peterjohn » Fri May 01, 2015 4:50 pm

Welcome to the Union Army Cadet Margraf! Judging by your background, I can easily say that you've come to the right place for CW gaming!

v/r

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Re: New Cadet - Thomas Margraf

Postby ernie sands » Fri May 01, 2015 5:39 pm

Welcome Cadet Margraf. May you be victorious in your battles.
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Re: New Cadet - Thomas Margraf

Postby Antony Barlow » Sat May 02, 2015 6:12 am

A very warm welcome to you, Thomas! 8-)
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Re: New Cadet - Thomas Margraf

Postby M. Letus » Sat May 02, 2015 9:17 am

Welcome Cadet Margraf!!

I also loved those GCACW and Brigade Series games!! I have this idea floating in my head about playing one of these games using ther CS orders system so we can't perfectly move all units as desired.

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