Jeff Cohen - President
It all started for me around 1977 when I went to a convention at Loyola University and played in a 15mm
Napoleonic miniatures game of Friedland. I started the game commanding a single Russian Cavalry Regiment
(Polish Uhlans) and ended the game commanding all the Cavalry on the Russian Right Flank. I met Mike Suszynski
that day, and he really introduced me to the hobby, taught me how to paint, and there has been no looking
While Napoleonics will always be my first love, I have managed to collect a fairly large miniatures collection
covering Medieval, Napoleonics, Mexican-American War, Civil War, WW II. For now my main efforts have been
towards Flames Of War games, putting together some FOW mega games that have been run over the past few years at
As President I have set a few goals for 2008. First and foremost to get firm control of the website, this has
been accomplished by Loren and has been updated to reflect the Little Wars 2009 info. To put out a quarterly
newsletter that will available to anyone through the website. Loren has some great ideas for the website and
newsletter. We will start a series of articles that will cover terrain tips. Everything from setting up a nice
terrain battlefield suitable for club or convention that is inexpensive, to making special types of terrain
pieces like bocage. Another goal is to bring more children events to the convention, to make Sunday of the
convention a day that will feature games, tournaments, painting competitions and other activities. We will be
looking for volunteers to help get this going. I can be contacted at the following:
Loren Haberkamp - Executive Vice President
I was a history major in college and have been interested in military history since high school.
My interests led me to board games like "Risk" and "Axis & Allies" and also historically based computer games.
I was originally introduced to the wargaming hobby through Skip Peterson, a co-worker at the time who has since
developed into a great friend of mine. I then began gaming with a
group of friends that included Skip, Mark Pawelski, Jeff Cohen, John Read and others. Our group continues to get
together regularly and we cover every period imaginable, from Napoleonics to American Civil War to World War II.
I particularly enjoy the World War II period and this is where I have focused on in building my collection of
figures, building and terrain.
Kevin Seward - Treasurer
’ve been gaming with miniatures since 1967. I was inspired by a newspaper article about a group called
“Chicago Splashmarks” to attempt adapting Fletcher Pratt’s Naval Rules to the Arab-Israeli War played out in
the backyard sandbox with Mini-Tanks. Avalon Hill games came next, along with an ad for a new magazine called
Strategy & Tactics. S&T published a set of WW II miniatures rules that led me to Tractics. Its been downhill
from there. My primary interest is American military history with occasional excursions into Napoleonics, WW I
dogfighting and whatever sparkly thing de jour that catches my eye.
My goals as treasurer are to insure that our bills are paid on time and to safeguard the Society’s funds.
I can be contacted at the following:
Scott Stensland - Membership Vice President
My position as Membership Vice President is to make sure that the membership receives their membership cards
after the convention. I also update the website and keep the master
database, so if you have any changes in your address, or need a membership card, I can be contacted at the
Mark Pawelski - Secretary
As Secretary, I plan to fulfill the duties of that office by providing complete and concise minutes and agendas,
and helping out with other duties as needed. I can be contacted at the following: