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Michael Ryzy
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Zero!
Tonight Dan and I took another easy week while gearing up for the CWBS by playing a couple hands of Zero! I am reminded that I am not a fan of games with a lot of cards because I am  shuffle impaired .

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Defiance on Hill 30
It's always a good sign when they come back for more!  This week we continue Nils education by fire with the newly reissued Yanks 2nd edition version of Defiance on Hill 30. Nils will take the attacking Germans this time to gain some maneuver experience.  9...

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Guadalcanal - Smithsonian Edition
This week's Wednesday night session with Dan K. found us in the South Pacific, 1942 with Avalon Hill's Guadalcanal - Smithsonian Edition.  The "Battleship" inspired double-blind system remains a functional and fun simulation of aircraft carrier operations. ...

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The Guards Counterattack
Today we celebrated a rite of passage by playing "The Guards Counterattack" with ASL newcomer Nils S.  It is always fun to introduce new players to the game. Welcome to the fold, Nils!

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Star Wars: Rebellion
The First Annual "CasinoCon" was held on Super Bowl Saturday 2017.  There was only one event and two attendees.  While the ladies played the slots, Brian R. and I were lucky enough to find an empty conference room and set up a first try at Star Wars Rebelli...

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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 emer...

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The U.S Civil War
We are starting off the New Year once again with some strategic American Civil War action. This time with GMT's The U.S. Civil War.  Here are some pictures from our Wednesday night game pausing in Spring 1862. The State of the Nation - Spring 1862 The Union...

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Monument Park - Edison Park
Location: Edison Park, Illinois Features: Small neighborhood park with granite monument. History: Located in the far Northwest Chicago neighborhood of Edison Park, this granite monument was dedicated in 1919.  According to the Chicago Park District, members...

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World War I Veterans Memorial - Saint Adalbert Cemetery
Location: Saint Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, Illinois Features: Monument on cemetery grounds. History:  Before World War One Poland did not exist as a country.  It had been partitioned by surrounding nations, its territory broken apart and ruled by Germany, Au...

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Katyn Massacre Memorial - Saint Adalbert Cemetery
Location: Saint Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, Illinois Features:  Memorial situated in Polish-Catholic cemetery. History:  In 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agreed to a non-aggression pact that secretly allowed for the separation of Eastern Europe into...
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