Hi all. Well here is a bit about me using the form on the New Member Questionnaire page. Please feel free to ask any questions. 1. Your Name: Whats your name? What would you like to be called? How did you come up with your member-name? My name is Neil and my username is Metzger I am happy to be called either. I came up with the name when I decided to make a WW2 impression of a German soldier. Konrad Alois Metzger Born September 1893 Place of birth. Hamburg Place of enlistment: Recruiting Office Hamburg III, Wehrkreis X Date of enlistment: 10 March 1938 Unit: 1 Batt. J.R. 76 (mot) under Lieutenant Colonel Schrepffer The regimental headquarters was provisionally in Hamburg-Altona, then Hamburg-Rahlstedt. I have a full bio dating back to his service in WW1 if anyone would like to see it. Somewhere along the way I played around with his bio for the 30's and made a second impression as a police detective. 2. Age: How old are you? How long have you been interested in WWII? I am 51 years old and I have been interested in WWII since I was old enough to watch the epic black and white war films on TV as a boy. I had a Grandfather and several Great Uncles that served in the war. My other Grandfather was not eligible for service due to his profession. He had, however, served in India against the Afghans in the early 1930's with the Gordon Highlanders. 3. Origins: Where are you from? Scotland. 4. Specifics: What areas of WWII are you interested in? What would you like to know more about? Mainly German military history. I have a passion for the Mauser Karabiner 98 Kurtz. I am going to be buying one from a friend next year when I finally manage to get everything in place to get my license (gun cabinet etc.). I have fired the rifle on a range with my friend supervising. 5. Hobbies: What sort of Hobbies do you have? Are any related to World War II? Wargaming? Video-games? Memorabilia? Visiting historic sites? I visit historical sites through the year to see re-enactments. I may join a society next year. I like shooting, camping, archery, cooking and making alcohol. I also play MOHAA. I used to be in a clan about 8 years ago but work started to get busier and I had to drop the online playing. 6. Other: What other time periods are you interested in? Specific eras? Why? The War between the States (American Civil War). I used to take part in Re-enacting the ACW many years ago. It has always remained an interest for me. 7. Miscellaneous: Anything else you'd like to share with us? I hate neck ties. I mean, how stupid is it to start the morning by tying a noose around your neck?