|My lovely opponent and my wife during a Battle Group Normandy Game!|
When my wife and I met through an online dating service, Match.com; we had an instant connection. I cannot say that would happen for the average person. I, honestly, had not really dated for ten years based on who I kept meeting in person. I, actually, joined online to Match.com to meet the lady in the profile I was interested in, which is now my wife! That in itself was luck! After hitting it off over common interests, it was really an accident that we liked wargaming. We went into a Hobby Town U.S.A. by chance. I bought a Tiger I E model for Flames of War and built and painted it. She was supportive when I mentioned this new hobby. My first game happened about three months later. Kalissa brought a book to read while attending my first game. She brought it to read, so she would not be bored. She forgot about reading it based off the fun my esteemed opponent and I had. By the end of the first game I ever played, she wanted an army. I gave Kalissa the choice of Soviets or Commonwealth. She chose the Commonwealth and has been beating me up ever since!
|My wife's Chaffee tanks for some of her other armies. She normally runs her 4th Canadians.|
|Hawker Typhoons ranging in for the kill!|
|Airborne fend off against a German Armored Car.|
|Angels 20 Dogfight. My wife runs the British, of course!|
|28mm Tanks of my wife's.|
|At a Historicon, I was allowed to get some Nebelwerfers as long as she got a 17 lb. AT gun.|
|We play a few games of "Of Gods and Mortals" for time to time.|
Really, what makes our wargaming relationship work is her support. When I get an idea, my wife supports it as long as she gets a force. This could be a down fall for a wargaming relationship. However, she always gets an army with any idea. She also chooses her army she wants to run. This is always a positive for me, but could hamper on the idea if you do not have the funds. The same goes for rules sets. She will play as long as there is an army for her. Also, there are some times where she wants a certain era to play. Then, there is a possibly we go there or not! This is based on the rules and the time period. This does not always go hand-in-hand. For instance, I can convince Kalissa to play Ronin, but have not pushed hard enough for Black Powder Samurai! There was a game she had gone for involving Steampunk characters that I was only somewhat into. We have not purchased any figures for either game systems. But it is okay! We look at these as possible future assets!
|My wife's 4th Canadians for Flames of War.|
But in a way, we truly complete each other! She is logical and understands rules in the first reading. I understand the painting and basing! Would I get the rules of a game system over time? Sure! But I have to give it to my wife for understanding the rules the first time. That is our dynamic! She is the logic one with rules; I am the creative one with painting and terrain!
|WW2 Desert warfare.|