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Title: John Tiller Passed Away
Post by: GibbyG on April 28, 2021, 02:57:36 PM
Very sad news today

https://georgiacremation.com/obituary/john-albert-tiller/ (https://georgiacremation.com/obituary/john-albert-tiller/)
Title: Re: John Tiller Passed Away
Post by: Jarhead0331 on April 28, 2021, 03:00:32 PM
What!? No!  :'(
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Post by: Jarhead0331 on April 28, 2021, 03:17:39 PM
http://grogheads.com/news/21015 (http://grogheads.com/news/21015)
Title: Re: John Tiller Passed Away
Post by: al_infierno on April 28, 2021, 03:22:41 PM
Rest in peace to a wargaming legend. 
Title: Re: John Tiller Passed Away
Post by: Zulu1966 on April 28, 2021, 03:46:33 PM
Rest in peace to a wargaming legend.

Oh man. No. Got all his games. Jeez don't know what to say.
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Post by: Grim.Reaper on April 28, 2021, 04:00:59 PM
Ugh....sad news.  RIP.
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Post by: Geezer on April 28, 2021, 04:13:36 PM
So sad to read this.
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Post by: steve58 on April 28, 2021, 04:37:55 PM
:( :( :(  So sad to hear.  My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.  I used to live in Suwanee.  Wish I'd know I was that close to wargaming greatness.  RIP MR Tiller.
Title: Re: John Tiller Passed Away
Post by: MengJiao on April 28, 2021, 05:10:32 PM
So sad to read this.

  Quite a shock.  I'm sad about it.
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Post by: Gusington on April 28, 2021, 05:12:15 PM
RIP
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Post by: nobodyjune61944 on April 28, 2021, 06:25:58 PM
RIP John.  May God have mercy on your soul.
Title: Re: John Tiller Passed Away
Post by: Staggerwing on April 28, 2021, 08:22:57 PM
RIP John.

Everybody, load up a Tiller game and toggle that fire / move button out of respect.
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Post by: Hot lead and dirty talk! on April 28, 2021, 08:23:42 PM
RIP
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Post by: reapagan on April 28, 2021, 08:52:08 PM
Still in shock, way too young...
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Post by: GaryMc on April 28, 2021, 08:53:34 PM
My first introduction to John was at Tiller-Con II. I think Rich Hamilton had introduced us in brief earlier on, but the "real" first introduction was when he had to tell me to pipe down at one point. (He was doing a presentation and I was on the other side of the room with other games. Yes, I have a voice like a bullhorn.)
John was always a joy to work with. We didn't have a great deal of direct contact (outside of TC2 and 3), but it was always fantastic. He always listened (even if he didn't agree) and I think it shows. I do remember the kind words he had about working with me after Midway, which has stuck with me to this day.
John will certainly missed. A true gentlemen in every good sense of the term.
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Post by: Lowenstaat on April 28, 2021, 09:02:19 PM
Sad news.
RIP
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Post by: Toonces on April 28, 2021, 09:34:24 PM
Wow.  What a fucking loss, this sucks.
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Post by: z1812 on April 28, 2021, 10:06:51 PM
Wow.  What a fucking loss, this sucks.

.....couldn't say it better.
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Post by: ArizonaTank on April 28, 2021, 10:51:41 PM
Very sad day...RIP
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Post by: Anguille on April 29, 2021, 01:13:23 AM
 :'(
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Post by: Dammit Carl! on April 29, 2021, 06:12:09 AM
Aw man.  Rest easy now, Mr. Tiller.
Title: Re: John Tiller Passed Away
Post by: Phantom on April 29, 2021, 08:46:31 AM
I think everyone who's ever wargamed has at least one of his games - I think Battleground Waterloo was one of my first ever computer wargames, sad to see him go.
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Post by: jamus34 on April 29, 2021, 08:59:27 AM
RIP Mr. Tiller
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Post by: rahamy on April 29, 2021, 05:45:39 PM
He was an excellent programmer and boss... a pleasure to have worked with him the last 22 years. He will be missed.
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Post by: MOS:96B2P on April 29, 2021, 05:54:40 PM
RIP Sir.
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Post by: FarAway Sooner on April 29, 2021, 06:36:47 PM
Damn.  He was one of the greats, for sure.  Rest in peace, Mr. Tiller.
Title: Re: John Tiller Passed Away
Post by: Jarhead0331 on April 29, 2021, 06:39:59 PM
He was an excellent programmer and boss... a pleasure to have worked with him the last 22 years. He will be missed.

Really sorry for your loss rahamy. You were so fortunate to have been able to work with John.
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Post by: Gusington on April 29, 2021, 07:02:50 PM
^+1, Rich.
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Post by: gregb41352 on April 29, 2021, 09:14:07 PM
Just shocking.  Rest in peace John.  Condolences to his family.
Title: Re: John Tiller Passed Away
Post by: Pete Dero on April 30, 2021, 05:08:14 AM
I've known this name for so long that I thought the person behind the name was an older man.

My condolences to everybody who knew him.
Title: Re: John Tiller Passed Away
Post by: Sir Slash on April 30, 2021, 01:33:27 PM
 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: John Tiller Passed Away
Post by: Zulu1966 on April 30, 2021, 04:24:04 PM
I think everyone who's ever wargamed has at least one of his games - I think Battleground Waterloo was one of my first ever computer wargames, sad to see him go.

Yes - I remember staring at the ads for battleground waterloo and Gettysburg. Was a new era in wargames. I bought my first PC just to play them. Jeez - what a friggin shame. Still cant quite believe it. :(
Title: Re: John Tiller Passed Away
Post by: Boggit on April 30, 2021, 06:50:05 PM
I am truly saddened by the news.  :(

He was a wargaming hero and an inspiration. He gave so much to the development of computer wargames and will be much missed.

I feel for his family and close friends. He was too young by far to die, but he will be remembered with appreciation for all he has done for our hobby.

It can't have been any fun suffering from a brain tumour, so I hope his family can take comfort from his passing being a release from suffering. I sincerely hope he is in a better place now and gaming with his heroes of the past.

RIP John Tiller. You were and remain an inspiration for wargamers throughout the world.