My wargaming career began in 1991 when I built a pencil-and-paper strategy game I came to call World Command.
The premise was simple, build a country and conquer the world.
The names and faces changed over the years, but World Command ran continuously for 17 years.
I have been constantly searching for a computer game as comprehensive as a pencil and paper game, but even after all these years, I have yet to find it.
For those who must know, here's my resume:
Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Microsoft Close Combat, Age of Empires, Steel Beasts, Close Combat 2: A Bridge Too Far, Star Wars: Force Commander, World War 2 Online, Close Combat 3: The Russian Front, Age of Empires 2, Close Combat 5: Invasion Normandy, StarCraft Anthology, Sudden Strike 2, Blitzkrieg, Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord, Europe in Flames, Empire Earth, Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2, Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin, Grant Lee Sherman: Civil War Generals 2, Hearts of Iron, American Conquest: Divided Nation, Daisenryaku 7: Modern Military Tactics, Combat Mission: Africa Corps, Rome: Total War, Star Wars: Empire at War, Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe, Armed Assault, Galactic Civilizations 2: Dread Lords, Blitzkrieg 2, Star Wars: Empire at War Forces of Corruption, Combat Mission: Shock Force, Empire: Total War, Silent Hunter 3, Battlestations: Midway, Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific, Sins of a Solar Empire, Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy, Total War: Shogun 2, Battlestations: Pacific, Take Command! 2nd Manassas, Hearts of Iron 2, StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, Xenonauts, Total War: Rome 2, and War Thunder.
It's not a complete list, but it's everything I could remember in 30 minutes (barring first person shooters except Armed Assault).
I often wonder if a "virtual 1000 yard stare" could be a real thing.
Nah, I'm probably just crazy.