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  • About chas
    Location
    USA- NY - New York City
    Occupation
    Retired Corporate Staff Trainer
    Interests
    Wargaming: Miniatures and Board, Role Playing, History, Theater, Travel, Mythology, Japanese Anime
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    The New York City Gang of Four

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  • Last Activity: Today 05:45 AM
  • Join Date: June 23rd, 2008
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September 18th, 2016
10:55 PM - capsocrates mentioned chas in post Re: C3V/C3G for AotP
...hand be empty. The chas solution (which appe...
09:54 PM - Sherman Davies mentioned chas in post Sherman Davies' Marvel customs - Wonder Man
... the Quinjet with @chas and @WarBanner on...
September 13th, 2016
11:21 AM - TREX mentioned chas in post Re: The Book of Rabid Bite
chas, As far as I know, y...
September 6th, 2016
11:49 PM - Johngee mentioned chas in post Re: JerseyScape - Flex Tourney Sunday, 9/11/16 Hamilton
...alyth , @Big Boa , @chas , @Grishnakh , @Taeb...
August 9th, 2016
10:17 PM - Hahma mentioned chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
...gh logistically. chas I just saw that my ...
July 31st, 2016
11:08 AM - TREX mentioned chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
chas, what I have done wi...
July 21st, 2016
10:52 AM - Confred mentioned chas in post Re: Porting AotP Into Scape
chas Sounds good
July 17th, 2016
02:16 PM - TREX mentioned chas in post Re: Post Innistrad Player Aids
chas, you will like the I...
July 15th, 2016
10:38 AM - Kajoq mentioned chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
Here ya go chas: http://planeswalke...
09:07 AM - chas mentioned Kajoq in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
...s (500 points) Kajoq
July 8th, 2016
10:13 PM - TREX mentioned chas in post Re: Shadows Over Innistrad Details
chas, I have had prime fo...
July 7th, 2016
01:40 PM - TREX mentioned chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
chas, the link with the b...
July 1st, 2016
02:09 PM - TREX mentioned chas in post Re: Shadows Over Innistrad Details
Well played chas,:)
June 26th, 2016
12:53 PM - TREX mentioned chas in post Re: Shadows Over Innistrad Details
chas, I am hopeful it wil...
June 13th, 2016
06:48 PM - Johngee mentioned chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
...f the toys, etc. chas JohnGee, You are, ...
May 27th, 2016
08:57 PM - Hahma mentioned chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
chas Played a couple g...
May 22nd, 2016
10:08 AM - Hahma mentioned chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
chas, I got to check out ...
May 17th, 2016
12:38 PM - Hahma mentioned chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
...n's Adventureland. chas, I also got my Tanks...
May 13th, 2016
11:58 AM - Hahma mentioned chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
chas Still waiting for...
May 4th, 2016
11:28 AM - Johngee mentioned chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
Great report chas. It sounds like a ve...

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May 12th, 2018
06:29 PM - Raider30 quoted chas in post Re: Movies: What did You Watch Last Night?
Shane: perhaps the great...
May 11th, 2018
08:07 AM - Hahma quoted chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
Monday night I played War...
May 10th, 2018
02:50 PM - Porkins quoted chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
Monday night I played War...
May 9th, 2018
10:27 AM - Hahma quoted chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
Hahma, That's the kind...
May 7th, 2018
10:13 PM - Sherman Davies quoted chas in post Re: Islandscape XII, 7/22/18. Save the Date!
But dudes, Saturday is th...
04:57 PM - Rich10 quoted chas in post Re: Islandscape XII, 7/22/18. Save the Date!
Hooray for Islandscape. ...
April 20th, 2018
03:01 PM - japes quoted chas in post Re: R.I.P.: R. Lee Ermey
R. Lee Ermey, a US Marine...
April 3rd, 2018
11:35 AM - kolakoski quoted chas in post Re: The New York City Gang Of Four
Well met! https://www.h...
April 1st, 2018
12:18 PM - kolakoski quoted chas in post Re: The New York City Gang Of Four
Well met! Nice mini inde...
March 25th, 2018
12:56 PM - kolakoski quoted chas in post Re: The New York City Gang Of Four
...y OK with everyone (chas and Taeblewalker, Sh...
March 21st, 2018
01:59 PM - kolakoski quoted chas in post Re: The New York City Gang Of Four
Well met! I agree with b...
10:21 AM - flameslayer93 quoted chas in post Re: The New York City Gang Of Four
I take it Relentless Arro...
March 14th, 2018
09:29 AM - Sherman Davies quoted chas in post Re: Update, Warlock, Jack Flag, Morgan Le Fay, Willow- Wisp
1. Is his name Willow-Wi...
March 8th, 2018
03:21 PM - japes quoted chas in post Re: The New York City Gang Of Four
Japes, "March comes in l...
03:10 PM - kolakoski quoted chas in post Re: The New York City Gang Of Four
...e gone either way. Chas Game 1 Army (Anti-Dr...
February 26th, 2018
06:37 PM - TREX quoted chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
Yodaking, I think all ...
February 13th, 2018
04:43 PM - Tornado quoted chas in post Re: TV: What Are You Watching?
Is that aka Constantine? ...
February 10th, 2018
10:24 PM - kolakoski quoted chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
... Came in second in chas' first game playing ...
06:46 PM - TREX quoted chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
In my first Rising Sun ga...
10:56 AM - keglo quoted chas in post Re: What Board Game Are You Currently Playing?
In my first Rising Sun ga...

Blog

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Posted May 16th, 2011 at 10:15 AM Comments 2
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THE FLEET IS IN!

“I spied as I peeped out into the Bay something resembling a wood of pine trees trimmed…I thought all London was afloat.”
--Continental Soldier, Maryland Regiment

“And its all for me grog
Me jolly, jolly grog
All gone for beer and tobacco!
And I spent all me tin
Down on South Street drinking gin
Now its over open water I must wander!”
--Nineteenth Century Sea Chantey


IN JULY OF 1776, the British Navy of about 12,000 sailors and marines invaded Brooklyn, landing an army of about 32,000 soldiers in Gravesend Bay to the south. The new Declaration of Independence was read out to the ranks of the colonial army for inspiration. Scouts from Colonel Hand’s First Pennsylvania Continental Regiment were the first soldiers to observe this massive eighteenth century ‘D-Day’ invasion. But in this largest action of the war, our untrained troops were scattered. After the battle was lost, the same...

Posted March 3rd, 2011 at 12:21 PM Comments 0
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BATTLES LOST AND WON

“God, I wish I could be there! The madcap games at your place will be one of the highlights of my wargaming as long as I live. Good luck with it, Charley—and to anyone who lives in New York and isn’t going along—you don’t know what you will be missing, believe me.”
--Mike Blake, well known British game master and hobby magazine reviewer

“L’ audace, toujours l’audace!”
--Frederick the Great

I continued my interest in history after graduate school with my wargaming hobby, which gives me a project by project framework to study about a period and battle, often including learning about the larger concerns of the time. Both strictly historical and hypothetical tabletop battles with 54mm (1/32 scale or 2 ½” high) toy soldiers has been the result. Not only have I played hundreds of games run by fellow gamers, but I have researched, designed, and run over 100 battles listed below from historical periods from the Medieval...

Posted March 3rd, 2011 at 10:50 AM Comments 1
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TWO GUYS PART II

“And the seasons, they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t go back
We can only look around at where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game”
--Joni Mitchell, The Circle Game (The Blue Album)

“And in the end, the love you make
Is equal to the love you take.”
-- The Beatles, The End (Abbey Road;
Last serious line of their final album)

Gurdjieff taught that unless we take ourselves in hand, which is the Great Work of a lifetime, we are captive to our individual psychology, and that most humans from the great men of history to the silent majority have little control over what happens in their lives or what they feel about it, being captive to unconscious fears and desires. The Buddha taught that we actually are free, but not realizing that, celebrate our chains instead. Or was that Karl...

Posted March 3rd, 2011 at 10:48 AM Comments 0
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TWO GUYS PART I

“And now; let us spray!”
--Frank Fixit

“Welcome to The Great Cultural Cul-de-Sac.”
--Doctor Scott

The only year I ever had to take a bus to school was during seventh grade in 1964, when I rode to J.H.S. 74, Nathaniel Hawthorne Junior High. There I made my last Queens pal in Jesse Asbestos, who could eat hot or spicy food without blinking, because he had metal plate covering the roof of his mouth, which kept a false tooth in place. He also had a white lab rat for a pet, which was very cool; its long, thick naked pink tale rather disgusting until you got used to it. But it was a friendly creature—more Pinky than Brain. On that first day of eighth grade, my conscientious mother insisted that I go to school, even though we were moving out the next day to Suffolk County, Long Island! M Dad had gotten a new job out there teaching high school, where he would eventually change from teaching Shop, which was a dumping ground
...

Posted February 26th, 2011 at 09:24 AM Comments 2
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WORLD’S FAIR

“Over whose golden roof shall float, beneath thy banner, Freedom.”
--Walt Whitman, poem on the New York Crystal Palace
1853 Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations

“Welcome to the World of Tomorrow.”
--Matt Groening, Futurama
(Series named after an exhibit in the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs)

The third World’s Fair held here in New York City, in 1964-65, was the most stupendous thing I’d ever seen, as a 13 year old. In 1964, living so close to the Flushing Meadow site in my Old Neighborhood of Bayside, Queens, I went 11 times--with family, with friends, with a school trip, and even with my little sister. I remember that last local trip because some good people held the subway door open and encouraged us when I wasn’t sure if I should get out or not at the right stop. Across the way was the huge new Shea Stadium, where my pal Marty G. was one of the first generation of boy hot dog vendors. (He didn’t so...
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Great blog post @chas ...
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Great blog Charley!
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