Ian Trout (1949-2011)

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Postby Tempest » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:47 am

My condolences to his family and friends. Ian was good people and a pillar of the wargaming community.

The world is diminished with his passing.
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Postby Targ » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:39 am

Sad loss for war gaming as a whole and please give my regards to his family.

RIP Mr. Trout.
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Postby Abwehr » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:45 am

Christ, I was hoping he was getting better after his troubles, but it seems that was wishful thinking.

My sincere condolences, this is terrible news.
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Postby JSS » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:25 pm

Thoughts and prayers will be with Troutie's family and friends.

Will always think of Ian as the all-time great in designing games. He set the standard for making things more than right; there is a touch of genius built into all his works.

Always a scholar & a gentleman to me; Troutie is a person I will always hold in the highest esteem.

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Postby Mik » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:31 am

Sad news.

I didn't know the man, but his work will remain with me (and all of us I guess).

All my thoughts to the family and relatives.
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Postby Spuddy64 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:38 pm

I am deeply sorry for his family's loss. His efforts provided me with countless hours of fun over the years, as well as introducing me to many wonderful people. Having went through a tragedy myself just a month ago I am acutely aware of the pain felt after such a loss and I pray for healing for all the loved ones and friends affected by his passing.

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Postby Cidi » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:46 am

My condolences to family & friends from Spain
I am so sorry for your loss.

And my congratulations for his excellent job in the development these magnific games.

May God rest his soul
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KO's departure

Postby Coxieman » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:22 am

I knew Ian from 1963 when I returned to Sydney and went to North Sydney Tech. He and I were team mates playing rugby in the thirds. He was a great hooker, but was not too keen on the training aspect of rugby. His nickname at school was KO.
Ian was the first of our year to marry, to Patti, who was a close friend of my wife Jenny.
Ian was a groomsman at my wedding. He was quite dashing in those days with black hair and a large Mexican bandit style moustache. I was searching for his address (to invite him to our party) when I came across this sad news.
Ian and I first started playing war games in 1975, mainly based on the American civil war. He was totally consumed by them. I was just a mate who enjoyed his company and all the political debate of the time. Ian had a distinctive style of rationalisation and a great sense of humour.
I will miss him.
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Postby sorcerer » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:51 am

RIP Mr Trout.

Thank you for your excellent work in developing a great series of games.
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Re: Ian Trout (1949-2011)

Postby Tbone3336 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:05 am

Adding my long past due condolences on Mr. Trout's passing. Thank you for such wonderful fun times you provided with wonderful games over the years.
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