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Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2018 10:16 p.m. PST

When re-enacting a historical conflict are your leaders jovial?

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member29 Sep 2018 10:25 p.m. PST

Well, they can even be insane, as long as they're honest about it.



Lion in the Stars30 Sep 2018 3:51 a.m. PST

Mad Guru, 'Mad Jack' Churchill… etc.

Usually not a lot of RPG-like elements in my games, though. I should fix that with Science Versus Pluck.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Sep 2018 8:32 a.m. PST

No, but all the players are.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2018 9:46 a.m. PST


Like my Roman centurions – Poisonous Fungus and Gluteus Maximus

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2018 10:57 a.m. PST

Not leaders but two of my favorite characters are Recon -
Curzory Peake and Surjin Glantz.

Their platoon leader is 2nd Lt Simon Wheteer, of course…

Murvihill30 Sep 2018 11:20 a.m. PST

I did paint a British Colonial officer with brown trousers…

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2018 7:57 p.m. PST

Every organisation has an element of humour somewhere. One my earliest 1/72 regiments had a Sergeant U.H Grumpf, the Colonel being Hugh G. Wanger.

Things like this spark the players imaginations, keep things loose and light hearted, cut down on the bean counting.

Benvartok01 Oct 2018 11:56 a.m. PST

Historians are divided on the part Australians played in the First Crusade.

I believe there was a significant presence and have represented this with a Kangaroo on my Crusader army baggage base.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2018 12:33 p.m. PST

Perhaps I'm overthinking, but I'm divided on this. On one hand, yes, we're playing with toy soldiers. Play and toy being the operative words. On the other hand, I think too much silliness tends to devalue the patriotism and sheer guts that motivated the men (and women) who fought and died so that we could play games based on their actions.

ScottS02 Oct 2018 9:26 a.m. PST

I have fielded a "Col. Angus" based on that old SNL sketch.

DJCoaltrain02 Oct 2018 3:40 p.m. PST

All the time. In Sharp's Practice my officers are named after officers killed by Indians who served with Custer.

von Schwartz02 Oct 2018 3:42 p.m. PST

My 1809 Italians had a Brigadier General that looked a lot like Al Capone, complete with trench coat and Tommy gun.

Volleyfire04 Oct 2018 9:25 a.m. PST

For Old West games I usually wheel out my two favourite bluebellies, Sgt Rudy 'Roo' Barbe and Lt Jacques Coustarde, or Rhubarb & Custard as they are known to us Brits.

von Schwartz04 Oct 2018 12:13 p.m. PST

Can I get a collective groan for that last comment?

Volleyfire04 Oct 2018 1:02 p.m. PST

I'll get my coat.

Royal Marine04 Oct 2018 3:04 p.m. PST

I have a soft spot for Major General Panick of the Union Army and also General Lee Baad, a French émigré in the CSA.

They were both quite upset once by an NCO Corporal P.U. Nishment

von Schwartz04 Oct 2018 4:24 p.m. PST

Since we're talking about names how about one of our local dentists here, he is Dr. Fang, D.D.S.

Volleyfire05 Oct 2018 3:27 p.m. PST

I stopped going to my dentist when I discovered he was a Romanian named Vlad. I didn't fancy being impaled.

Trajanus06 Oct 2018 6:26 a.m. PST

You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it's me, I'm a little ****** up maybe, but I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to ******' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?

Murvihill06 Oct 2018 10:37 a.m. PST

Brigadier General Clapsaddle. Walked by his tombstone many a day in Arlington Cemetary.

von Schwartz06 Oct 2018 6:59 p.m. PST

Trajanus – heh heh heh heh funny like 5'2" Joe Pesci being a tough guy. I know I know dynamite comes in small packages but really. Every time I think of Joe Pesci the only character that comes to mind is Leo Getz, you know Leo Getz, if you need something Leo Getz, get it heh heh?

Zephyr106 Oct 2018 8:21 p.m. PST

A cannibal army defeated my clown army & ate it's general. They said he tasted funny…


von Schwartz12 Oct 2018 5:17 p.m. PST

Zephyr1 why don't you go and help volleyfire with his coat and follow him out?

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