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09 Nov 2018 5:17 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Apr 2018 4:45 p.m. PST

As an historical miniature gamers, on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high), how much do you love history?

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 4:49 p.m. PST


VCarter Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 4:50 p.m. PST


DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 4:58 p.m. PST


rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 4:59 p.m. PST

10! That is what got me interested in gaming. Which got me more interested in history, etc.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 5:03 p.m. PST


Robert Burke02 Apr 2018 5:06 p.m. PST

Is there anything higher than a 10?

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 5:12 p.m. PST

14 (make that a conditional 10).

ataulfo02 Apr 2018 5:16 p.m. PST


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 5:36 p.m. PST


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 5:57 p.m. PST


14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 5:58 p.m. PST


jefritrout02 Apr 2018 6:01 p.m. PST


BW195902 Apr 2018 6:03 p.m. PST

10 or higher

Buck21502 Apr 2018 6:04 p.m. PST

10 is the floor, from there, higher…

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member02 Apr 2018 6:26 p.m. PST


TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 6:27 p.m. PST


cavcrazy02 Apr 2018 6:31 p.m. PST


Berzerker7302 Apr 2018 6:36 p.m. PST


Cyrus the Great02 Apr 2018 6:42 p.m. PST


zoneofcontrol Inactive Member02 Apr 2018 6:42 p.m. PST


As a youngin' I read tons of history books from the school and public libraries way before discovering miniatures. (Just in case it is a concern about which came first; chicken/egg.)

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 6:59 p.m. PST

10, which is a good thing considering that I am a History professor.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 7:06 p.m. PST


95th Division Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 7:07 p.m. PST


Skeets Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 7:14 p.m. PST


saltflats192902 Apr 2018 7:53 p.m. PST

1. I'm just in it for the money.

Larry Gettysburg Soldiers Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 8:02 p.m. PST


Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 8:04 p.m. PST

A solid 10

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 8:09 p.m. PST


vagamer63 Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 8:10 p.m. PST

10 Plus!

rmaker02 Apr 2018 8:15 p.m. PST


Night Owl III02 Apr 2018 8:19 p.m. PST

10. The history and the painted miniatures. The game is a bonus.

attilathepun47 Inactive Member02 Apr 2018 8:33 p.m. PST

10 to the tenth power. As for science fiction, maybe a 3, and for fantasy or horror a minus 100.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 8:47 p.m. PST

It's too bad that much of history is not worth loving.

wrgmr102 Apr 2018 9:20 p.m. PST


ancientsgamer Inactive Member02 Apr 2018 9:39 p.m. PST


jdginaz02 Apr 2018 9:40 p.m. PST


Personal logo Dschebe Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 10:03 p.m. PST


Oberlindes Sol LIC02 Apr 2018 10:11 p.m. PST

I love history so much I have a degree in history.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 10:32 p.m. PST

9-10, Sometimes I would rather "x". So not always a 10.

BTW I am actually an official U.S. Army Military Historian, or was until retirement.

warwell03 Apr 2018 2:24 a.m. PST


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2018 3:02 a.m. PST

10. Degree in military history, and I held an AFSC as unit historian.

Vigilant03 Apr 2018 3:06 a.m. PST

10. BA (Hons) in Medieval and Modern History.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Apr 2018 3:13 a.m. PST

10 too

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Apr 2018 3:52 a.m. PST


Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2018 4:13 a.m. PST


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Okiegamer Inactive Member03 Apr 2018 4:54 a.m. PST

Definitely a 10, which is why I earned a Master's degree in history and taught it in both high school and college for 40 years before retiring at the end of last year. Got into minis at a young age, nearly 50 years ago, because of it. There is so much history out there, and so many interesting eras to wargame, I don't understand why anyone would waste his time on anything else. But, "to each his own!" I guess.

advocate03 Apr 2018 5:01 a.m. PST

As a person, 10.
As a historical gamer… not so much.
Because I find myself interested in a period for gaming, then I read about and think… not so much. Either it seems one-sided, or I can't picture the scale of conflict I'd like to game, or I don't like either side…
Take the Spanish Civil War. Characterful, amusing uniforms and weapons. Should be ideal. But was it balanced, really? Do I like either side? Are actions limited to a platoon a side relevant? One day I might do Spanish Civil War; but I'll put aside a fair bit of my historical knowledge if I do, and play it as a game.

Dynaman878903 Apr 2018 5:03 a.m. PST

8 or 9.

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