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11 Aug 2018 10:22 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian11 Aug 2018 10:21 a.m. PST

As you have become involved in miniature wargaming, what effect has it had on your patriotism?

* more patriotic
* about the same
* less patriotic

Winston Smith11 Aug 2018 10:33 a.m. PST

No effect.

rustymusket11 Aug 2018 10:42 a.m. PST

No effect.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 10:56 a.m. PST

None.

PJ ONeill11 Aug 2018 11:01 a.m. PST

An unnecessary and polarizing question.

rmaker11 Aug 2018 11:03 a.m. PST

No effect.

Dynaman878911 Aug 2018 11:14 a.m. PST

None.

> An unnecessary and polarizing question.

Been a number of them lately.

JimDuncanUK11 Aug 2018 11:21 a.m. PST

Absolutely none.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 11:34 a.m. PST

None

advocate11 Aug 2018 11:46 a.m. PST

None.

Cyrus the Great11 Aug 2018 11:54 a.m. PST

None.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 11:55 a.m. PST

No effect.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 11:58 a.m. PST

None

jeffreyw311 Aug 2018 12:16 p.m. PST

No effect, although the more I study war, the less inclined I am to accept the reasons for engaging in it.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 12:31 p.m. PST

None.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 12:35 p.m. PST

None

Vigilant11 Aug 2018 12:39 p.m. PST

Nothing to do with patriotism.

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 1:17 p.m. PST

No effect.

Red358411 Aug 2018 1:41 p.m. PST

Seems like a desperate attempt to whip up a 'heated debate'.

Glengarry511 Aug 2018 2:10 p.m. PST

huh?

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 2:13 p.m. PST

No change.

mad monkey 111 Aug 2018 2:24 p.m. PST

None.

14Bore11 Aug 2018 2:50 p.m. PST

None I guess, only having foreign Napoleonic armys

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 3:26 p.m. PST

None; however there are armies I like playing more then others.

23rdFusilier11 Aug 2018 4:05 p.m. PST

"No effect, although the more I study war, the less inclined I am to accept the reasons for engaging in it."

Agree! The more I read and study the more I agree with Smedley Butler that War is a racket.

USAFpilot11 Aug 2018 4:10 p.m. PST

None. (I've always cared for my country.). So the answer to the question being asked is: "about the same".

Daithi the Black11 Aug 2018 4:21 p.m. PST

Jeffreyw3 has it right

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian11 Aug 2018 4:39 p.m. PST

"No effect, although the more I study war, the less inclined I am to accept the reasons for engaging in it."

Agree! The more I read and study the more I agree with Smedley Butler that War is a racket.

Agreed

Winston Smith11 Aug 2018 5:05 p.m. PST

If "patriotism" enters into the equation, all it does is to make that army more interesting to play.
Tonight I'm playing "M-1 and Arisaka" as Japanese. I gleefully wiped out a Marine squad with a Japanese ambush. Now, I'll be getting mine back. Or not.

Btw, in my initial response I left out FIW both sides.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian11 Aug 2018 5:46 p.m. PST

I've always read a lot of history, but because I am a wargamer, I read even more history.

I particularly find that reading about the sacrifices made by our soldiers in WWII increases my respect for them and my love of country.

When I salute the flag or sing the national anthem, I think of them.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 6:05 p.m. PST

Nope

Corporal Fagen11 Aug 2018 6:12 p.m. PST

Nothing

Rakkasan11 Aug 2018 7:44 p.m. PST

None

arthur181511 Aug 2018 11:48 p.m. PST

No effect other than to increase my sympathy for those unfortunate to be involved in a war, and admiration for the bravery and self-sacrifice exhibited by soldiers, whatever country they were fighting for.

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2018 10:38 a.m. PST

None

Dashetal12 Aug 2018 5:03 p.m. PST

None. The only thing it has affected is my buying of obscure and expensive books. I am drawn to little known or foreign wars so getting cheap books is rarely possible.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2018 6:48 p.m. PST

I was patriotic before and still patriotic.

Please delete me13 Aug 2018 4:42 a.m. PST

None

deephorse13 Aug 2018 9:00 a.m. PST

No effect.

Aethelflaeda was framed13 Aug 2018 10:03 a.m. PST

Games themselves have had no effect, but encountering many "patriotic" players may have made me less so if the definition of patriotic requires jingoism as they seem to want it.

Legion 413 Aug 2018 11:27 a.m. PST

+1 23rdFusilier

+1 COL Scott


But wargaming does Not effect my Patriotism … I've played pretty much all sides from many eras all the way to the very distant future. How can one be patriotic when playing ETs/NTIs/aliens, like Orks, Bugs, etc., etc. evil grin

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2018 9:54 a.m. PST

Always been a patriot, so no.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2018 2:28 p.m. PST

My patriotism is not related to wargaming.

PVT64104 Oct 2018 11:18 a.m. PST

+2 Col. Scott!

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2018 12:54 p.m. PST

none

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Oct 2018 2:54 p.m. PST

I've always read a lot of history, but because I am a wargamer, I read even more history.

I particularly find that reading about the sacrifices made by our soldiers in WWII increases my respect

I grew up with USMC and Navy WWII vets on one side of the family and a anti-communist freedom fighter/proud American immigrants on the other side.

Mooseworks817 Oct 2018 7:30 p.m. PST

+3 23rdFusilier

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