Serving in the Armed Forces
A recent thread got me to thinking about how many of us on here are veterans. It'd be interesting, I think, to hear from everyone who has been in the military and how that has effected their gaming or how gaming has impacted how they view the military. I know there's quite a few players who got into this gig because of more realistic military games like Flames of War.
Personally wargaming for me has been mostly entertainment without much thought to tactics (I'm an Ork Player after all!) but more and more I've been looking at how my military training can be of benefit to my gaming (although, I must confess, I lose a good many games to my adversaries so perhaps it's not as applicable as I might lead myself to believe).
Another thing that interests me is how gaming, in terms of logistics, has been effected by military interests. As a reservist I only have to give up a weekend a month and two weeks a year (and the occasional deployment). How do active duty guys get their game on or is it something you've had to give up while in service (lack of time, available players, etc.)
Wow this turned into a long musing but hey take it and run with it.
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