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Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 12:53 p.m. PST

Which side do you prefer when participating in an American Civil War game?

a. Union (U.S.A.)
b. Confederate (C.S.A.)
c. I enjoy playing either side.
d. _______________

Please feel free to explain your preference.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 1:02 p.m. PST


Ilkley Old School12 Feb 2015 1:08 p.m. PST


As a kid I got a box of Airfix Confederate Infantry. My brother got the Union.

Pictors Studio12 Feb 2015 1:13 p.m. PST

A. but will play either side.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 1:14 p.m. PST


RavenscraftCybernetics12 Feb 2015 1:19 p.m. PST

I cannot sympathize with the southern cause.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 1:22 p.m. PST

A though occasionally B if I am feeling a bit rebellious!

Mark RedLinePS12 Feb 2015 1:30 p.m. PST

As a Brit I enjoy playing either side. My preference usually depends on the battle or scenario we are playing. I would prefer to play Union on the first day of Gettysburg but rather be Confederates for the rest of the battle!!

Frederick the not so great12 Feb 2015 1:37 p.m. PST


Big Red Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 1:39 p.m. PST


mad monkey 112 Feb 2015 1:40 p.m. PST

C, leaning B.

Bill Rosser Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 1:43 p.m. PST

As might be expected when my primary opponent is Murphy…Union forever.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 1:47 p.m. PST


Cold Steel12 Feb 2015 1:50 p.m. PST

The Americans.

I guess that means C.

vagamer63 Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 2:11 p.m. PST

Either side is fine by me! Either way it will be one hell of a fight!!

tigrifsgt12 Feb 2015 2:17 p.m. PST

B The name says it all. Tiger Rifle Sergeant.

wrgmr112 Feb 2015 2:37 p.m. PST

Usually A.
However I have played B.

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 2:51 p.m. PST


cry baby joe12 Feb 2015 3:15 p.m. PST


brunet12 Feb 2015 3:36 p.m. PST

d: none

Toronto4812 Feb 2015 3:39 p.m. PST

C, Just because I choose to fight a particular army does not mean that I agree with all that army has done historically I

Phillius Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 3:56 p.m. PST

I kind of aligned with B for most of my life, but I've found that the more I read the less I can do that.

I am not one who aligns with either side now, but find the whole conflict fascinating.

Jeigheff12 Feb 2015 3:58 p.m. PST

C. There are things I admire about both sides, and things that give me pause about both sides.

Personal logo sneakgun Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 4:16 p.m. PST

Neither, they had a hundred years to come up with a peaceful solution.

Lost Wolf12 Feb 2015 4:19 p.m. PST

Well, since I was born and raised in the deep south and now live in Wisconsin I feel it is my duty and obligation to play for my beloved south.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 4:22 p.m. PST

A only… down with the traitors

Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 4:25 p.m. PST

C – While I generally hold Unionist opinions, I wind up playing the Confederate side just as often as I do the Union. And I don't even try to drive them into the ground unlike some actual Confederate commanders (and Union for that matter).

21eRegt12 Feb 2015 5:14 p.m. PST

I started with Confederate because everyone was Union. Now I have too much of both, but no real preference. My Father's side fought for the Confederacy but my Mother's side for the Union. So it's a no-win for me!

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 5:44 p.m. PST

A. … up with the star!

My great grand-uncle served in the 10th Missouri (U.S.) in the Army of Tennessee. Fought through all of their campaigns until captured in late 1864. According to my grandfather's recollection, he suffered miserably and never forgave "dem damn revels" (he was a German immigrant).

I'm sure he'd come back to haunt me at night if I ever took the Rebels's side in a wargame. :)

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 5:54 p.m. PST

A all the way

general btsherman12 Feb 2015 5:55 p.m. PST


CORebel12 Feb 2015 7:14 p.m. PST


Joep123 Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 7:25 p.m. PST

I prefer to fight on the Union side, I had family serve.
But if needed I'd happily play side "B"
Just having an ACW game is the fun part.

SgtPain12 Feb 2015 7:34 p.m. PST


Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian12 Feb 2015 7:38 p.m. PST


I was in one group where EVERYONE wanted to be the Confederates, so I played Union. I feild both sides for my games

vdal181212 Feb 2015 7:44 p.m. PST


Raynman Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 7:48 p.m. PST

Lost Wolf, Me too! Where abouts are you now? I'm close to Madison!

BW195912 Feb 2015 8:14 p.m. PST

A. but have both sides and will play the rebs on occasion.

Perris070712 Feb 2015 8:20 p.m. PST

If you are near Madison, you are still in the South! ;-)

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2015 8:44 p.m. PST

A by choice but I'll play what's available.


Martin Rapier12 Feb 2015 11:19 p.m. PST

Generally Union, but I'll take either.

WarWizard13 Feb 2015 2:22 a.m. PST


KTravlos13 Feb 2015 2:34 a.m. PST

D. Will play anything, but if we are taking about preference the US Colored Troops

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2015 3:02 a.m. PST

C but if given a chance will play Union in honour of my great-great grandpappy

Calico Bill13 Feb 2015 3:06 a.m. PST

B & C

Axebreaker13 Feb 2015 4:29 a.m. PST

Generally B, but have no issues playing A as I enjoy both sides.


Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2015 4:47 a.m. PST

Will gladly play either side, but prefer A as GG Grandad fought in the 151st NY.

forrester13 Feb 2015 5:02 a.m. PST

Being British, I have no personal connections. From that perspective, the ACW is a good choice because you're not going to feel bogged down with your own historical bias.Two similar armies, pick a side.
Away from painting little men, I can't sympathise with the South but we did have some very very distant relatives in New Orleans once upon a time so I felt constrained to include some Louisiana regiments in the force.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2015 5:23 a.m. PST

C. More fun to paint.

Winston Smith13 Feb 2015 7:05 a.m. PST


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