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GhostWolf69
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Mon, 22 November 2010 11:35
So... let's break it down, shall we? Razz

Ghost-Wolf-69

Wolf:
My first name is Ulf which equals Wolf in both meaning and (almost) pronounciation. Hence I sig all my posts '/wolf'. I've even had invoices from Hotels stating 'Wolf' as a First name go through, and all my international colleagues at work use: "Wolf" as my name so that sits well with me.

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My first e-mail address I tried to get was uffepuffe@hotmail.com ... turned out that uffepuffe was taken (67 times at that) and Hotmail kindly suggested I'd pick 68, 69 or 70 as a number after my name instead. I picked 69... I hear it was a good year even though I was not yet born. Rolling Eyes And the number sort of stuck with me, so I started using it at forums etc. as well.

Ghost:
I'm a fan of Japanese culture, always was, probably always will be. I couldn't really say why, but there is something about medieval Japanese history and culture that fascinates me. I've read books, watched films, learned the language (no I'm no where near fluent, and I tank read any (or hardly any) of the symbols at all). So... the Ghost part of my name is a "tip-of-the-hat" to Hagakure, and the film "Ghost Dog".

Put them all together and you have 'GhostWolf69'. I've used it at forums and other internet communities for the better part of 15 years. I use it as a handle playing on-line games, I used it as my web-page address, when I was an admin of www.ghostwolf69.com (currently off-line, etc.

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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Mon, 22 November 2010 15:35
Well I was born in '69 Ghost ! But no reference to that in my name ... Jaykay is simply the phonetics of the initials in my name (so, J.K). The J standing for Jim.

'Jaykay' is also a clue as to the type of music I enjoy listening to ... Jaykay being the name of a lead singer of a band I love listening to ... no prizes, but see if you can work out the band?
      
TheMarshalUK
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Mon, 22 November 2010 20:31
Well Jaykay im only a UKMarshal born in 68 not a space cowboy so guessing the band name would be virtual insanity WinkSmile

[Updated on: Mon, 22 November 2010 20:32]

      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Mon, 22 November 2010 20:49
Steve Nightrain wrote on Fri, 01 October 2010 02:58

Steve is my name (from real name, Stephen) and Nightrain is my forum name from year 2000 and it's derived from a famous song by Guns N' Roses from their debut, Appetite For Destruction.

a great song from a fantastic band Smile



One of the greatest songs from GnR, and the greatest album from the band.

My name is pretty lame -- comes from my first initial G and my last name Heintzelman. In spite of the German last name, my family has been in the US since the 1700s so I'm very American.

My avatar is because my grandfather served as a doctor in the 95th infantry and was awarded a bronze star. (We have no idea what he did to earn it.) He was in stationed in Europe starting in the fall of '44 and was in Belgium when my Dad was born in April of '45. So I proudly display the 95th Infantry badge -- "The Iron Men of Metz". I'm still waiting for the Memoir versions of battles in which the 95th was involved...

Geoff
      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Tue, 23 November 2010 13:26
Well deduced MarshalUK Smile
      
ara398
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Wed, 24 November 2010 06:56
Didn't take to long to come up with it!

ARA - Australian Regular Army
398 - first three digits of my Regimental Number

Regards All!
      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Wed, 24 November 2010 22:35
sam1812 wrote on Fri, 01 October 2010 05:10

Maimed wrote on Thu, 30 September 2010 14:05

OH my... you guys all have such really great names... historical , military , etc... I really envy you all.

Some people have great names, some people have great stories. You, sir, have a great story.



Hi mate,

thank you for your very kind words. you are a very kind man.

Cheers
M
PS sorry to answer so late... I really didnt know what to say.
but a very big:
Thank you !!!
is hopefuly ok with you kind sir
      
Lujo
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Tue, 30 August 2011 13:28
Lujo (for the purpose of correct pronounciation for English speakers it should be written "Luyo") is in some parts of Croatia a common nickname for people with first name Luka.
      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Wed, 31 August 2011 12:51
From my favourite hobby, which is painting flat tin soldiers.

The flat tin soldier was born in Germany at the end of the 18th century (it was not really Germany at that time). Became the hottest military toy in this area during the 19th century, sold by the millions probably. Almost vanished now, except for a few fans. Internet has greatly helped recently reviving the hobby.

I have painted thousands of them, but the one on the avatar is not from me. I have the blank figure, one day I will paint it and use it as avatar.

This figure is taken from the famous Andersen's fairy tale, the Steadfast Tin Soldier. Because not enough lead remained when he was cast, he has only one leg, which is not an advantage to go to war. Instead, the tin soldier falls in love with a paper ballerina figure, also standing on one leg. End of the story: consumed together in love and fire.
      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Wed, 31 August 2011 15:47
gheintze wrote on Mon, 22 November 2010 13:49

Steve Nightrain wrote on Fri, 01 October 2010 02:58

Steve is my name (from real name, Stephen) and Nightrain is my forum name from year 2000 and it's derived from a famous song by Guns N' Roses from their debut, Appetite For Destruction.

a great song from a fantastic band Smile



One of the greatest songs from GnR, and the greatest album from the band.

My name is pretty lame -- comes from my first initial G and my last name Heintzelman. In spite of the German last name, my family has been in the US since the 1700s so I'm very American.

My avatar is because my grandfather served as a doctor in the 95th infantry and was awarded a bronze star. (We have no idea what he did to earn it.) He was in stationed in Europe starting in the fall of '44 and was in Belgium when my Dad was born in April of '45. So I proudly display the 95th Infantry badge -- "The Iron Men of Metz". I'm still waiting for the Memoir versions of battles in which the 95th was involved...

Geoff


The "Iron Men of Metz", Were they a part of XX Corps? or Patton's Third Army? If so, this is my version of the "Battle of the Forts"

http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=6326

It is a hard scenario, as the battle itself was very hard. Try it if you want!

      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Wed, 31 August 2011 16:08
Its seems they were:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/95th_Infantry_Division_(United_States)
      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Sun, 04 September 2011 10:34
I served in the Black Watch many moons ago - The Black Watch was the 42nd regiment of foot.

In the area of Scotland where the Black Watch traditionally recruited from, forty two is pronounced "Fortytwa"

Simples
      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Sun, 04 September 2011 13:39
50th wrote on Wed, 31 August 2011 09:47

gheintze wrote on Mon, 22 November 2010 13:49

Steve Nightrain wrote on Fri, 01 October 2010 02:58

Steve is my name (from real name, Stephen) and Nightrain is my forum name from year 2000 and it's derived from a famous song by Guns N' Roses from their debut, Appetite For Destruction.

a great song from a fantastic band Smile



One of the greatest songs from GnR, and the greatest album from the band.

My name is pretty lame -- comes from my first initial G and my last name Heintzelman. In spite of the German last name, my family has been in the US since the 1700s so I'm very American.

My avatar is because my grandfather served as a doctor in the 95th infantry and was awarded a bronze star. (We have no idea what he did to earn it.) He was in stationed in Europe starting in the fall of '44 and was in Belgium when my Dad was born in April of '45. So I proudly display the 95th Infantry badge -- "The Iron Men of Metz". I'm still waiting for the Memoir versions of battles in which the 95th was involved...

Geoff


The "Iron Men of Metz", Were they a part of XX Corps? or Patton's Third Army? If so, this is my version of the "Battle of the Forts"

http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=6326

It is a hard scenario, as the battle itself was very hard. Try it if you want!




Cool! I will give it a try. Thanks for pointing it out. Smile

Geoff
      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Tue, 06 September 2011 16:00
Wow, there are some really great stories behind some of these names.

Mine however, is not as interesting and is certainly high in the nerd factor. Way back in the day 1979 I was introduced to Dungeons and Dragons by a friend. Sherigon was the name of the first character I ever created for that game.

Wargames took over as my game of choice but Sherigon has stuck with me for some reason.
      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Wed, 14 September 2011 07:10
Let's see. I didn't want to pick something as boring as jgatkinsn which I use all over the place. The first thing that came to mind was the "Screaming Eagles" of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division. It seemed to suit Memoir '44 quite well, so I just dropped the "s" off the end and snagged a photo that I edited for the avatar.
      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Fri, 16 September 2011 03:08
I've had "Tempest" for ages - it was a nickname given to me by my uncle many many years ago when I was a teenager - we were out fishing on his 40' motor cruiser, and when we were moving I would prefer to be out the front of the boat, being covered with sea-spray. He remarked that I was like that crazy old man in Shakespear's "The Tempest" (never read it, I think he was referring to the boatswain), and I've used it since.

Now I actually am a crazy old man, it fits even better!

I'll throw on the "_Au" suffix if someone else is using Tempest.
      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Fri, 16 September 2011 05:41
Obviously, in a cave...

Seriously it comes from my very second email address which stuck with me ever since. At the time I was a sort of a hermit, liked to keep to myself and grew a beard. Glad those days are behind me LOL.

The name stuck though.

"cave man" for those not speaking french.

Plus I like prehistoric cavepeople.

As for my avatar it is actually the blazon of the city I currently live in, Valenciennes (France) and goes "Gules to a Lion Gold"

[Updated on: Fri, 16 September 2011 05:43]

      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Sat, 24 November 2012 20:22
stevens wrote on Thu, 30 September 2010 07:12

On June 6, 1944, 32 men from Bedford, Virginia in company with approximately 150 other men from other areas of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and even Washington D.C. assaulted the beaches of Normandy. They were Company A of the 116 RCT, 29th Division. They were in the first assault wave at Omaha Beach at the Dog Green sector.

http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=11

Their rendezvous point was Vierville sur mer. Their mission was to clear the beach, move up through the D-1 draw and capture the village of Vierville. From here the would consolidate and with other members of their battalion steadily move inland by the end of the day. This didn't happen.

Company A was one of the few units to come in at the right place at the right time at 0630 hours. However, in the next 15 minutes, that unit suffered 93% casualties. With over 90 men killed and 60+ more wounded, Company A was out of action. Several of the men from Bedford were brothers, the Hoback's, the Parker's and the Stevens' boys. Of these 6 men, only one survived, Roy Stevens.

Roy's assault boat hit a barrier device or some other object penetrated the hull of his LCA while he was still several hundred yards out. The craft was taking on water, the men were bailing, but they never made it to shore. He lost a few buddies and was rescued after several hours in the cold and choppy channel. He was returned to England and refitted for duty. He returned to Normandy only to find that his brother and 18 other men from Bedford were all killed on D-Day. This loss of 19 men from one small farming community on D-Day was the highest per capita loss from any one unit from the United States on D-Day. In the months to follow, the cost would would soon become apparent.

http://www.dday.org/

Before Roy passed away on January 1, 2007 he had made many friends. I was one of them. In order to honor Roy, and his brother Ray and all the other men from Bedford, VA, I chose this moniker. It is Roy's photo that you see as my avatar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDWI_D5XmCk

If you are interested in finding out more about Roy and other men from his unit, here is a good read:

http://www.amazon.com/Bedford-Boys-American-Ultimate-Sacrifi ce/dp/0306811677

      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Mon, 26 November 2012 01:22
I came up with it years ago as a name for myself, off the back of a comment from a friend that I could blag absolutely anything ever. So I was the blagmaster and my first name begins with a G. As simple as that really, and its been my forum name everywhere ever since...
      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Wed, 28 November 2012 07:34
I have lived in San Diego all my life so I am known as a San Diego Native! Cool Cool Cool
      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Tue, 04 December 2012 18:43
Simple:

Almilcar: It's a tweaked variation of the real name I liked "Hamilcar Barca" which in spanish is written "Amilcar Barca", ommiting the "H".

Amilcar Barca was a Carthaginian general and statesman, leader of the Barcid family, and father of Hannibal, Hasdrubal and Mago

[Updated on: Wed, 05 December 2012 14:02]

      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Wed, 05 December 2012 13:48
It's just my real name.
      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Thu, 30 January 2014 22:45
Thanks for sharing that Stevens!
      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Thu, 30 January 2014 22:48
I can eat and digest just about anything except strawberries with bruises, and have to keep up with sit ups and crunches since my 10-year-old son keeps thinking he just needs to give me his 'best shot' right in the gut...

[Updated on: Thu, 30 January 2014 22:49]

      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Mon, 31 March 2014 01:24
My hobby store was named "Arctic Dragon Comics, Cards & Games." It was in operation in my hometown of Homer, Alaska from 1997 to 2002. I use Arctic Dragon on all the other forums. For the Geography purists out there I will admit that Homer is in the sub-arctic regime but the alliteration for Subarctic Dragon is lacking.

I am trying to get my M '44 avatar posted here. It is a Grumman Bearcat. I made a Hellcat model back in the day and have always liked WWII models the most. I suppose now I need to make a Bearcat model. No problem, it might be another labor of love.
      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Sat, 05 April 2014 05:36
I live in the state of Wisconsin. Red Arrow is the name of the Wisconsin National Guard which performed well in World War 2.
      
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Re:Where did you get your Forum name? Mon, 07 April 2014 16:52
I teach both geography and history. And I'm really fond of the Roman and Greek time period and especially of their battle plans. I choose "Vercingetorix" because of his bold (though unsuccesful) campaign against Caesar and because he lived in Gallia.

Since French people know Vercingetorix as an inhabitant of present France, most of them think I'm from France as well ... But that is not the case. I'm from Belgium, more specific : Flanders. So my native language is Dutch and not French. As a (hidden) sign to other people from Flanders I added "1302" to my nickname.

On July 11th of 1302 the troops from the cities of Flanders (mostly foot soldiers and peasants) managed to gain a decisive victory over the French royal army (with a huge amount of armoured knights). After the battle the Flemish collected the "Gilded spurs" of the fallen French knights and put these in a chapel. Most Flemish people know this battle as the "Battle of the Gilded Spurs" since we still use that day (July 11th) as our Flemish "national" holiday.

To be honest, I have met very few people (outside of Flanders) who know about this battle and will link this to Flanders. But most Flemish people might recognize this number. Let me be clear about one thing : it is not meant to be offensive to anyone. It's just the biggest victory our ancestors won.

In some fora you might encounter me as "VCX1302" instead of "Vercingetorix1302" ... that because sometimes I'm too lazy to right down all those letters ... Very Happy

Greetings to all and let's have some fun!

VCX1302 aka Frederik

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