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You're right Chris.  The British were new players 2nd I did explain it is  tough game for them to take the trenches. Být it
 really came down to 3 or 4 drawn assaults. If just a couple of those went the British way it would have been very different ! Ken and Are took it in good spirit and thoroughly enjoyed the game.
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Square Bashing / Re: Messines Ridge AAR at the Stoke club 17th November 2017
« Last post by DorchesterBede on November 22, 2017, 11:50:37 PM »
Sean a good looking game, it is always difficult to drive that attack home and the rules reflect this well, if only I had a couple of more battalions...........

Chris
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General discussion / Re: Very quiet
« Last post by DorchesterBede on November 22, 2017, 11:43:20 PM »
Busy reading Bloody Barons and Washington's Wars for the weekend, not played them for a while so need to re cap. Looking forward to the weekend to get in a bit of fun gaming in, the commute for me is an easy seven miles. Otherwise it is painting to try and bring down the unpainted lead mountain (now with added plastic - damn Victrix).

Chris
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General discussion / Re: Very quiet
« Last post by Colonel Kilgore on November 22, 2017, 10:47:07 PM »
I was thinking the same thing, Sean.

No painting for me these last few days - the bulb blew in my special daylight magnifier lamp thingy - but looking forward to joining you all on Saturday.
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General discussion / Very quiet
« Last post by Sean Clark on November 22, 2017, 09:26:56 PM »
Not much discussion these last few days. Is everyone busy readying their winter offensives against their lead mountain?
I'm nearly ready for the Weekender. Leaving early on Friday. Can't wait!
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General discussion / Re: Interesting you tube videos
« Last post by Batko on November 22, 2017, 06:27:49 AM »
I'm sure you did, Sean. They play a few other games besides PBI, and I think there was even some 1/72 scale figures running about on the same tables as their 15mm stuff, (though not at the same time I hope). There's a snapshot with the earlier version of PBI there somewhere too.

As for Germans playing ww2 games, a lot of the geeks playing tabletop still seem abundant, though I imagine a lot shy away from putting Swastikas on their toys, definitely.
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General discussion / Re: Interesting you tube videos
« Last post by Duncan on November 22, 2017, 01:40:04 AM »
I don't have many hang ups over armies that I play, but I cannot help but feel a bad feeling about playing AWI. I know it is irrational but I cannot seem to get over the feeling that to play it would be unpatriotic. I think it is because the Americans make such a big fuss over celebrating it. It feels shit like rubbing ones face in it, especially as we are supposed to be such close allies.
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General discussion / Re: Interesting you tube videos
« Last post by Sean Clark on November 21, 2017, 06:10:25 PM »
I know people will distinguish between the Heer and AS troops as a morale compass of acceptability. For the record I have no judgement to make. I'm a grown up and understand death and destruction represented by you soldiers has little to say about my own values.

The Vietnam War saw US troops massacre civilians. I'll happily play Vietnam. Both sides in the Spanish Civil War killed civilians. I play SCW.

But Germans are very aware of how the outside world views them and any form of militairism is seen as odd. I have several German friends whom we visit on a regular basis. The war is not off limits for discussion but they wonder why there remains a fascination with the period. They accept the holocaust but separate that from discussion of the war. A German soldier at Normandy had little influence over events in the death camps.
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General discussion / Re: Interesting you tube videos
« Last post by Leman on November 21, 2017, 08:34:29 AM »
Well the AWI is very popular here, and we lost that one. How many gamers have a Banastre Tarleton in their games? I am always surprised at those gamers who happily amass SS Divisions but absolutely refuse to play Confederates in an ACW game.
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General discussion / Re: What to listen to when painting
« Last post by Leman on November 21, 2017, 08:30:59 AM »
My background music (talking is out) needs to be as unobtrusive as possible. I am not a great painter and need full concentration.
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