I've been playing wargames since my oldest friend
introduced me to Avalon Hill's D-Day back in the very early 80's. We were blown away by its realism and amazing graphics - apparently France really IS white, covered with squiggly blue lines and hexes!
Once the bug had bitten, it was pretty much all over for both of us. Saturday morning train trips through to Hillbrow, Johannesburg and the exciting interior of Redley's Toy Store, where we spent our saved up pocket money on new games.
After school, there was the obligatory two-year National Service stint and wargaming lost most of its charm. I then went to University and finally completed my training as a clinical psychologist, without having done more than pack my stored games on a new shelf each time I moved house.
A few years ago, after having spent my gaming existence playing on-line FPSes, I rediscovered the joy of cardboard combat. Since then, it's been a hobby that has kept me sane in an increasingly chaotic world.
When I'm not gaming, planning to game or just thinking about gaming I work at my practice and head up the Dual Diagnosis programme at a nearby psychiatric hospital. I retired from the SA National Defence Force (Reserves) where I served as a psychologist in a Mobile Medical Battalion.
Always on the look-out for new gamers here in Johannesburg or environs, so if you're available let me know or pop along to our guild here on BGG (Game Gorgers).