|By Joe Stevenson (Ikv_Sabre) on Friday, July 04, 2008 - 07:49 pm: Edit|
2 night stay??
I've never heard of a hotel forcing such a thing.
I'll bet they are all empty, and wondering why.
There's no motels? They tend to be cheaper.
Anyone in Baltimore that can host? It's actually a shorter drive from here.
(I just checked, and there is a Super8 at 40 Wetzel Dr, Hanover, PA for $71/night)
|By Bill Stec (Billstec2) on Sunday, July 06, 2008 - 02:19 pm: Edit|
There are a couple hole in the wall type motels around here, but I can't vouch for them. They're probably dumps...
Can you justify that $71/night + taxes + gas to come up here and stay at the Super-8? Sure, we'd be glad to have you, but the expense sure is going to add up. Up to you.
I suspect your best option would be to leave your place super early Sat AM, get here by 11am, play all day, and stay at that Super-8 after the game.
I doubt that the Baltimore crowd can host; the Battlegroup Baltimore host (Bob) generally has one session a month, but it's typically from 10am to about 4-5p. At least half the tablespace was taken up with SFB/FC games (we F&E guys had the other half). Ken, Jason, and I played the 4 Powers War at his place, and the limited hours did slow things down considerably. Still it was nice to play there.
|By Joe Stevenson (Ikv_Sabre) on Sunday, July 06, 2008 - 03:28 pm: Edit|
The total would cost be about $100 per trip. If we don't play more than 1/month, I can swing it.
I'd rather drive down the night before. I don't like to drive 3-4 hours and then try to do anything that requires brain power.
|By Patrick Hill (Dread_Lord) on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 09:18 am: Edit|
I don't live in Wilmington, but in Conshohocken PA (outside of Philly - near Valley Forge Park). I can't travel very far, my car is a moving junk pile, but I would be happy to host if there are interested players.
|By Russell J. Manning (Rjmanning) on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 09:57 am: Edit|
I am in Langhorne (Lower Bucks County) so I may be able to make it. Also, I believe there is one other F&Eer that lives on that side of the city.
|By Paul Franz (Andromedan) on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 09:59 am: Edit|
I live in Reading and I work in King Of Prussia. Of course, I am not interested in F&E. Just didn't realize you lived so close.
|By Joe Stevenson (Ikv_Sabre) on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 10:31 am: Edit|
Cool. Maybe we can get a game going.
|By Chuck Strong (Raider) on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 01:45 pm: Edit|
It looks like Joe is working JOECON-I: The F&E Gathering of the East...
Joe: Thanks for your leadership in developing an F&E base out-east.
We may need to propose a code-name for Federation OPBs as 'Stevenson Bases' (a la Higgins Boats from D-Day...)
|By Patrick Hill (Dread_Lord) on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 06:46 pm: Edit|
Goodness - Reading to KOP; that is quite a trip for every day! Well, I am also an SFB player - so if you are ever interested in some f2f let me know!
That would be very cool to play a game. My weekends are really pretty free (if planned ahead of time) so I can be really pretty flexible.
Just as forewarning though I can't say I am an experienced F&E player, but I am enthusiastic.
|By Russell J. Manning (Rjmanning) on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 08:33 pm: Edit|
Well, it sounds like we might havea game going. My email is in my profile if we want to start discussing via email
|By Ken Watanabe (Watank) on Wednesday, July 09, 2008 - 05:12 pm: Edit|
Would this be in addition to, or in lieu of, playing at Bill's in Hanover? Looks like Conshohocken's a 3 hr drive from Gaithersburg MD, which would be tempting for an overnight/weekend deal, but not so much for a day trip.
|By Russell J. Manning (Rjmanning) on Wednesday, July 09, 2008 - 09:09 pm: Edit|
Well, Hanover is a bit far for me. I have a 2 year old (going on 8) and an 8month old. I can probably get something like 1 saturday a month from the wife but with my reenacting schedule there is no way I could justify another whole weekend.
|By Joe Stevenson (Ikv_Sabre) on Wednesday, July 09, 2008 - 09:11 pm: Edit|
How far is Hanover from you?
|By Chuck Strong (Raider) on Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 12:03 pm: Edit|
There is a good chance that I will be pulling special duty at the Pentagon Sep-Nov and getting a temporary apartment in Crystal City (just across the river from DC). This may be a excellent time to playtest ISC Wars with some East Coast F&E players on Friday evenings & Saturdays. Driving 4 hours in any direction from DC may be in play also. Details as to follow...
|By Joe Stevenson (Ikv_Sabre) on Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 12:11 pm: Edit|
at the very least, you can pay many visits to Pete DiMitri and I!
|By Ken Watanabe (Watank) on Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 02:38 pm: Edit|
takes a little under 2 hrs from the Shady Grove Metro station (where I pick Jason up) to Bill's place in Hanover.
you'll be right next door to Jason Schaff then
/me checks fall calendar to make sure weekends are free
|By Joe Stevenson (Ikv_Sabre) on Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 07:04 pm: Edit|
Is Conshohocken really 3 hours from you? I can drive to you in 3-1/2 hours, and I'm much farther north.
I REALLY wish there was someone in Wilmington, DE. They'd be about 2 hours or so for all of us.
|By Ken Watanabe (Watank) on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 11:40 am: Edit|
Google tells me 3hrs to Conshohocken, AAA says 2.5 hrs (both send me around the DC Beltway, through Baltimore and up I-95, then around Philly)... might be able to shave some time off depending on how heavy my lead foot is - although I try to avoid I-95 in Delaware because of the bottlenecks at the tollbooths.
Might be able to try and come in from the other direction via Lancaster (which I think is ~2hrs... hrm, AAA saying 3.5 hrs that route)... I'll play with some waypoints and see what I can come up with.
|By Matthew G. Smith (Mattsmith) on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 11:57 am: Edit|
I'm going to throw this out there, but I don't know what's going to happen.
I live in Elizabethtown, PA. That's about 2 hrs from Ken, about 3 hours from Joe, about 1 hr from Bill, about 90 minutes from Patrick, and about 2.5 hours from Crystal City.
If that commute works for all of you, I'll ask my wife about hosting a game at our house. No guarantees, but maybe a chance.
(Ken, if you're able to "play with waypoints" to make the Gaithersburg - Conshohocken trip in 2 hours, via Lancaster, let me know the route!! I go to DC about 6 times a year, and from E-town it's about 2 hours by Turnpike / 15 / 270 and also 2 hours by 30 / 83 / 695 / 95.)
|By Joe Stevenson (Ikv_Sabre) on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 12:11 pm: Edit|
What available rooming options are there nearby?
The one good part of E-town is that after I finish the project I'm on, I MAY be doing quite a bit of work in E-town (Sanofi), and if so, work gets to pick up the hotel!
|By Matthew G. Smith (Mattsmith) on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 01:24 pm: Edit|
I've never heard of Sanofi.
We have a Glaxo Smith-Kline where the Wyeth used to be in Marietta. Is that where you'd be working?
|By Christopher Scott Evans (Csevans) on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 08:32 pm: Edit|
While I selfishly prefer Hanover (I live 5 minutes from Bill Stec) Elizabeth town is certainly within range if you folks can tolerate a rookie.
|By John Robinson (John_R) on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 08:43 pm: Edit|
Chuck - Dave and I two hours south. And our buddy Chris (the one who swears he will play when ISC Wars is released) lives just south of Crystal City (right across Rouote 1 from National).
Now, Dave may use some lame excuse of offciating football on Saturdays, but I don't have that to worry about.
|By Joe Stevenson (Ikv_Sabre) on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 09:05 pm: Edit|
Wow... this could be a big game
|By Christopher Scott Evans (Csevans) on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 09:26 pm: Edit|
Perhaps enough for individual fleet commanders?
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