Greets All!

June 29th, 2004  

Topic: Greets All!

Hi all,

I'm 38 years old male, and mainly of dutch descent, living across the water here in New Zealand.

My family, historically, has been a pretty warmongering lot. Our family name even arose from a war. Before being paid in the Napoleonic wars you had to have a surname, so they made one up on the spot.

Since then all descendants were armed forces or police, but now like me some are doing other things, I'm a computer technician / administrator. They have all been big mothers too, I have the dubious distinction of being the only adult male carrying our surname who is under 6ft tall!

I have a cousin who was flying a F14 for Dutch airforce, cool!

Oh,and my stepfather was a translator at the Nuremburg trials, and as he was a race driver he was also McArthurs chauffeur, again cool!!

Anyway, due to all this, and my fathers WW2 stories I have always had an interest in most things military. I love the feel of a pistol in my hand, and have played around with small arms quite a bit (no pun jokes please).

Unforunately the only action I get is simulated on computer games. Mainly Battlefield 1942, Desert Combat etc. There is usually a complete lack of real coordination in these games, few battles reach the full potential of strategy etc. intended by the designers.

I look forward to a few good debates here, and some laughs!

Cheers, Lazza.
June 29th, 2004  
Mark Conley
welcome to the forum Lazza
June 29th, 2004  
June 29th, 2004  
Welcome to the forums.
June 29th, 2004  
bush musketeer

Topic: NZ

welcome Lazza. I hope you have a good time on the forum.

Are you on the north or south island of NZ?
June 29th, 2004  
Italian Guy
Hey welcome to the forum, Dutch Kiwi! Is that from Zealand to New Zealand or what ?
June 29th, 2004  
June 29th, 2004  
Man, now that is an intro. Welcome.
June 29th, 2004  
welcome...i think your the first u new zealander here, and its great to have more countries represented
June 29th, 2004