Hiho! I've found this wonderful site here and it had me think about the olden, golden years!
I was then in a community called the World Stratego Club and we had as much as this site planned to have a Strategogame just as beautiful as the one here. Zeddweb (US) together with his help The_Freak (The Hague, Netherlands) tried to make one but we never got far, sadly.
As we could play by the Stratego CD Rom made by Jumbo/Hasbro we did have an enormous community and erected a board of which I for a period was part of, together then with Ghochan, Darth Remark and Saad Mohammed (US). Back then Ed Collins was a biggie on Stratego parafernalia but we had our own Stratego ranking, forum and such.
Several more great characters spring to mind like Stratego Master (Germany), Jerry and Pescar (US). Back in the day we were counterpart of Metaforge which was a paying site and we wanted no part of that. After a long while in Germany another game was developed which was webbased so they beat us to it... Gravon!
WSC seized to exist and I practically stopped playing but now with this initiative I see much back of what we as 'governors' then tried to accomplish so many cheers to the developers! I now try to see if any of the former WSC-players are back on track and playing here in this community?! Getting back to their own WSC-rating, for sure competing with many new players. Hope to see some here!